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CME-Accredited Coursera Course Now Available
December 9, 2016  | 

New York, NY — Mount Sinai has launched the first ever CME-accredited Coursera course on HPV- associated oral and throat cancer.

The course entitled “HPV-Associated Oral and Throat Cancer: What You Need to Know” is a joint effort between Mount Sinai’s Departments of Academic Informatics and Technology and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. It marks the second course on the MOOC (massive open online course) platform offered by the Department of Otolaryngology.

Instructed by Eric M. Genden, Dr. Isidore Friesner Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Chief of the Division of Head and Neck Oncology, the course is an effort to teach primary care physicians, otolaryngologists, dentists and health care professionals about the detection, diagnosis and treatment of HPV-related cancers.

“HPV-related head and neck cancers are now an epidemic and this course is a critical step to understanding the process of this disease,” said Dr. Genden. “It’s important for otolaryngologists, primary care physicians and dentists to be able to detect early stages of these cancers and improve the chances of successful patient outcomes.”

The course is divided into four modules, and while participation is free, it will cost $79 for those wishing to obtain a Coursera Certificate and CME enrollment. Upon obtaining a certificate, participating physicians can receive 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Participants need a score of 75 percent or higher on all quizzes to earn the completion certificate and credit. Continue>

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