Cursos libresIn the Virutal Campus for Public Health (VCPH), self-learning courses are those in which the way to learn is mainly by yourself. Learning materials and resources are provided, the individual search for other sources of information is promoted and self-evaluation tools are included to assess knowledge. In some of these courses, self-enrollment is necessary to obtain an online certificate.

"Self-directed learning" involves the process of learning done by the individual search of infomation or by individually conducting and implementing practices or experiments. Some people prefer the terms "autodidacticism", ""autodidactism", self-learning" or "self-instructon". In the Virtual Campus for Public Health (VCPH), these concepts are used without distinction. 

According to Malcolm Knowles (1975), self-directed learning describes a process "in which individuals take the initiative, with or without the help of others, in diagnosing their learning needs, formulating learning goals, identifying human and material resources for learning, choosing and implementing appropriate learning strategies, and evaluating learning outcomes."

Many authors indicate that individual traits such as self-esteem, creativity, self-discipline, curiosity and the ability to face adversity are necessary to be succesful in self-directed learning. These adults assume the responsability for their own learning, including intrinsic factors such as responsability and proactivity.

Feel free to explore the following Self-Learning Courses:

SELF-LEARNING COURSES IN VCPH

Oral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) of HIV infection - eLearning tool for clinicians - 2021

Psychological First Aid (PFA) in disaster management in the Caribbean. Second Edition - 2020

Virtual Course on Drug Policy and Public Health (2020)

Virtual Course on Alcohol Policy and Public Health (2021)

Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) Virtual Course - 2019

Virtual Self-learning Course on Human Resources for Universal Health - 2019

ACAPEM-B International Accreditation of Competences in Health Care for Older Persons - Basic Level

Food Handlers Virtual Training

Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response virtual Course - 2019

Psychological First Aid (PFA) in disaster management in the Caribbean - 2019

Oral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) of HIV infection - eLearning tool for clinicians

Preventing Self-harm/suicide: Empowering Primary Health Care providers

Virtual Self-Learning Course on Human Resources for Universal Health - 2019

Virtual Course on the Implementation of the HEARTS Technical Package in Primary Health Care

Psychological First Aid (PFA) in disaster management in the Caribbean - 2019

Food Handlers Virtual Training - 2019

Virtual Course on the Implementation of the HEARTS Technical Package in Primary Health Care

Alcohol Use, Women’s Health and Pregnancy: Comprehensive Approaches to Preventing Problems Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

Alcohol Use, Women’s Health and Pregnancy: Comprehensive Approaches to Preventing Problems Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

Health Care for Older Persons. International Accreditation of Competences - Basic Level

Alcohol and Other Substance Use Policy and Public Health: Alcohol Policy and Public Health

Basic E-learning Course on Human Rights and Health

Health promotion: Concepts, Tools and Approaches (2013) (Solo se creó este formulario con información básica del curso, para tener su registro)

Virtual Course on AUDIT-SBI: The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (solo se creó este formulario con información básica del curso, para tener su registro)

Preventing Self-harm/Suicide: Empowering PHC providers

Virtual Course on Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control

Soil-transmitted Helminthiases: Prevention, Treatment, and Control - 2019

Oral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) of HIV infection - eLearning tool for clinicians

Virtual course on properly completing death certificates

Nursing Leadership: Empowering Nurses in Latin America and the Caribbean

Nursing Leadership: Empowering Nurse Leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean

Gender and Health: Awareness, Analysis and Action

An Ethnic Approach to Health (2009)

Reporting guidelines: simple and powerful tools to increase the impact and visibility of your research: a virtual course on enhancing the value of research with research reporting standards

Reporting guidelines: simple and powerful tools to increase the impact and visibility of your research: a virtual course on enhancing the value of research with research reporting standards

Chikungunya Virtual Course

Chikungunya Virtual Course - 2017

Virtual Course on Alcohol Advocacy Policies

Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control in Latin America and the Caribbean (2018)

Virtual Course on Alcohol Policy Advocacy

Gender and Health: Awareness, Analysis and Action

Tobacco and Public Health: From Theory to Practice (2016 Version)

Soil-transmitted Helminthiases: Prevention, Treatment, and Control - 2019

Tobacco and Public Health (2016): From theory to practice

Virtual course on properly completing death certificates

Health Promotion: Tools, Concepts and Approaches

AUDIT-SBI Virtual Course

Alcohol and Other Substance Use Policy and Public Health: Substance Use Policy and Public Health

Alcohol and Other Substance Use Policy and Public Health: Alcohol Policy and Public Health

Alcohol and Other Substance Use Policy and Public Health: Substance Use Policy and Public Health

Basic E-Learning Course on Human Rights and Health (2009)

An ethnic approach to health