Navigating SWIHM's Case Report Writing Courses

  • How will these case report writing courses help me publish case reports?
  • The complete SWIHM Case Report Writing Course walks you through the steps to write (and publish or present) your case report following the CARE Guidelines. The CARE Guidelines have been endorsed by scientific journals and are cited on the Equator Network, the home for health research reporting guidelines. They are a primary standard for publishing and reviewing case reports submitted to scientific journals.

    Following the blueprint outlined in the complete case report writing course will maximize your success in publishing or presenting your case report. While taking this course or visiting SWIHM or CARE, please browse these sites for detailed free tips on using CARE and other health research reporting guidelines.

  • How long does it take to watch the complete course videos?
  • The complete case report writing course has 12 videos divided into 4 modules, with a total viewing time of 30 minutes. The videos are accompanied by resources including handouts, templates, and other learning material. Once you enroll in the course, you will have access to all course materials at your own pace.

  • How long does it take to finish the entire course?
  • The entire complete course consists of videos, handouts, templates, and other learning material, and should take between 30 - 40 hours to complete in its entirety including review of the handouts and gathering the data for your case report. Writing a publishable case report may take a bit longer. You can review the course material as you write your case report.

  • Do I have to finish the program as soon as I sign up?
  • No. Participants can take the course at their own pace. Once enrolled, you have access to the course for one year.

  • What kind of technology support do you offer?
  • We want technology to enrich rather than hinder your experience. Technical questions should be directed to [email protected]

  • Can I complete a case report writing course while I’m working or in training?
  • We know it can be difficult to attend classes while working. In fact, that is one of the reasons we offer this program online. It allows you to complete the coursework when it is convenient for you. The longest video in the course is less than 8 minutes. As long as you have internet access, you can “attend lectures” at your convenience, when and where you want, on any device.

  • How do I interact with my colleagues and instructors?
  • Although your interaction will not be face-to-face, you have the opportunity to interact in online discussion forums. Offering the program online means participants come from around the world. There is also an option to have dialogue with the instructor, Dr. David Riley, to receive input on your case report writing process.

  • Can I watch lecture videos on my tablet or cell-phone?
  • Yes. If you have internet access, you can stream the lecture videos, as well as view and download other course materials. The course can be viewed across all operating systems (Mac, Windows, iOS, Android) on any mobile or desktop device with a web-browser.

  • When I watch a lecture and click “Complete and continue,” can I watch it again?
  • Yes. You will have access to the entire curriculum, even after completing the course. If you are enrolled in the Complete Case Report Writing Course, you can watch lectures in any order (although we recommend taking the course sequentially, it's up to you). If you are enrolled in a course offering continuing education credits, then you must proceed through the lectures in sequential order, and must watch each video in its entirely to advance to the next. An advantage of this online course is your ability to watch lectures at your convenience – and to review lectures as often as you like!

  • Will I receive a “certificate of completion” for the course?
  • Yes. If you are enrolled in the Complete Case Report Writing Course, once you have clicked "Complete & continue" on all lectures, watched the twelve videos, and completed the post-course survey, you will be presented with a certificate of completion available for immediate download. If you are enrolled in a course offering continuing education credits, then you must fill out the certificate of completion information form, and your certificate of completion granting you your credits will be emailed to you.

  • Where can I find the receipt for my purchase?
  • Check your email inbox for a detailed receipt for your course purchase, sent to you the day you enrolled. If you are having trouble locating it, email us at [email protected] and we will send you another copy.

  • What if I forget my password to access the course – Can I re-set my password?
  • Yes. You can always re-set your password on the enrollment or login page.

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