International Health Research Institute

International Health Research Institute

IHRI: Where Learning is a Lifelong Journey

IHRI fosters a supportive community where learners and faculty collaborate actively in an online learning process. Driven by an innovative vision, entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to academic rigor, IHRI is dedicated to educating impactful professionals who will make a positive difference in the world. Our online learning approach extends globally, preparing our students to thrive as international health professionals. If you seek an inspiring and challenging education that will shape your future, IHRI will broaden your horizons, and guide you on a personalized path towards achieving your goals.

Courses

100% online courses. Designed to be highly engaging and utilising a novel asynchronous tutorial approach, these courses can be taken from anywhere in the world at your own pace. The courses are facilitated by senior institute experts.

This self paced online module guides you through the crucial aspects of human factors in a space health context. Delivered via our VLE, it features essential readings for each topic, discussion points and interaction with our expert instructors.

 
Week 1: The Unique Environment of Space

This module explores the three key challenges astronauts face in space: microgravity, space radiation, and isolation and confinement. Each day will focus on one challenge, providing essential information, readings, and discussion prompts.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the physiological and psychological effects of microgravity, space radiation, and isolation and confinement on astronauts.
  • Explore mitigation strategies and countermeasures employed to safeguard astronaut health and well-being in space.
  • Appreciate the complex interplay between these environmental factors and their impact on human performance during spaceflight.

 

Week  2: Impact on Human Performance and Health in Space

This module explores the multifaceted challenges astronauts face in space, focusing on the physiological, psychological, and performance impacts of the unique environment. Each day delves into a specific aspect, providing essential information, readings, and discussion prompts.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the diverse physiological and psychological effects of spaceflight on human health and performance.
  • Analyze the interplay between microgravity, radiation exposure, isolation, and confinement in contributing to these challenges.
  • Explore mitigation strategies and countermeasures employed to safeguard astronaut well-being and optimize performance during space missions.
 
Week 3:  The Role of Human Factors in Mitigating Risks in Space.

This module explores the crucial role of human factors in ensuring astronaut health, safety, and performance during space missions. Each day focuses on a specific aspect, providing essential information, readings, and discussion prompts.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the principles of human factors and their application in mitigating risks associated with spaceflight.
  • Analyze how habitat, spacesuit, and equipment design can be optimized to address the challenges of the space environment.
  • Explore the importance of psychological support, crew selection, and training in promoting astronaut well-being and mission success.

 

Week 4: Essential Systems for Supporting Human Life in Space.

This module explores three key systems crucial for sustaining human life and well-being during spaceflight: Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and Workload Management. Each day delves into a specific system, providing essential information, readings, and discussion prompts.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the critical role of various systems in maintaining a safe and habitable environment for astronauts in space.
  • Analyze the principles of human-centered design for interfaces and displays used in space missions.
  • Appreciate the importance of workload management strategies in ensuring astronaut performance and well-being.

 

Week 5: The Power of Collaboration in Space Exploration

This module explores the critical role of collaboration in ensuring the success and sustainability of human spaceflight. We’ll delve into the importance of multidisciplinary teams and international cooperation, highlighting their contributions to astronaut health and well-being.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the diverse expertise required for designing safe and effective systems for space travel.
  • Appreciate the benefits and challenges of fostering collaboration within multidisciplinary teams.
  • Analyze the significance of international cooperation in advancing space exploration and human health research.

This  4 day online introuction course is self paced and guides you through the crucial aspects of what you need to know about conducting research projects and linking them to effective project management in a global healthcare context.  Delivered via our VLE, it features essential readings for each topic, discuss what you need to know about conducting research projects and linking them to effective project management in a global healthcare context.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the importance of integrating research and project management for successful research execution.
  • Identify how research findings inform project design and execution.
  • Explain how project management principles facilitate efficient and ethical research.
  • Apply key concepts to real-world research scenarios.
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By understanding these key concepts and utilizing the provided resources, you can effectively integrate research and project management for successful research execution.

This self paced online module equips you with the crucial knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma in healthcare. Delivered via our VLE, it features essential readings for each topic, discussion points and interaction with our expert instructors.

Module Topics:

Understanding the Concepts:

  • Lean
  • Six Sigma
  •  Combining their strengths in Healthcare
  • Lean Six Sigma (LSS)
  • Key Applications in Healthcare:
  • Benefits of LSS in Healthcare:
  • Challenges and Considerations
  • Getting Started with LSS in Healthcare