Fundamentals of Telehealth

(in partnership with the International Medical University, IMU)

Equipping healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to deliver telehealth services more confidently.

Course Summary

Telehealth has risen in importance, especially after COVID. However, only 9.3% of surveyed doctors say they have High or Very High Confidence in Telehealth (survey by Angsana-IMU in 2022). Therefore, Angsana is partnering IMU to deliver Malaysia’s first Fundamentals of Telehealth (FOT) Micro-credential (MiC) programme.

Unique Features of the FOT MiC:

  • Malaysia’s first educational programme targeting telehealth principles and skills. 
  • This 6-week, fully-online course has live virtual sessions and self-paced modules, designed for Healthcare Professionals, by HCPs. 
  • Live virtual sessions are held during weekday lunch hours to accommodate busy HCPs.
  • International faculty, including practitioners from Australia and Singapore. 

With a focus on independent learning and practical application, this programme will serve as a launching pad for healthcare professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge of telehealth.

10 CPD points are claimable at the end of this course.

Key Details

  • Programme Type
  • Online
  • Delivery
  • 15% Synchronous (Live), 85% Asynchronous (Self-paced)
  • Start Date (2nd Cohort)
  • 14 June 2023
  • Duration
  • 6 Weeks
  • Live Sessions
  • Every Wednesday, 1:00pm - 2:10pm
  • Commitment
  • Approx. 6 Hours per Week

Upon completion of this micro-credential course, students will be able to :

  1. Explain basic regulatory, policy, and ethical principles relevant to the practice of telehealth.
  2. Describe how to develop and implement telehealth services in their clinical practice.


Note: This program is not designed nor intended to serve as a certification program for medical practitioners to practice telehealth in Malaysia.

Registration Is Now Open

Course commences : 14 June 2023.
Registrations closes : 21 June 2023 (inclusive of late registration).

This module covers the legal and regulatory frameworks as well as policies applicable to the practice of telehealth in Malaysia. Case studies will be used to illustrate the application of these requirements to clinical practice.

This module covers topics related to data regulations concerning data security, ownership, access and breaches with contemporary examples. It also discusses some of the data privacy best practices and issues when conducting a telehealth consult. Proper record-keeping, medical records and use of e-signature are also addressed.

This module addresses the challenges and opportunities of technology adoption and implementation strategies for a digital health service based on examples from routine healthcare practices. The latter covers the clinical utility of telehealth and components of a telehealth consultation, including patient selection, preparation for a consultation and e-prescribing.

This module introduces how to assess the patient, establish rapport and build a therapeutic relationship online, demonstrating how telehealth can complement and enhance routine care practices. Follow-up, step- up and emergency plans are discussed.

This module introduces a series of videos on how to conduct history-taking and physical examination remotely in the cardiopulmonary, abdominal, and neurological, dermatological, and ENT systems. It also illustrates how routine healthcare practice can be enhanced through telehealth and remote patient monitoring tools.

This module prepares healthcare professionals with the unique skill set necessary to conduct patient-centred telehealth visits. This training involves soft skills or “screen side etiquette” unique to telehealth encounters, and relevant ethical considerations.

Registration Is Now Open

Course commences : 14 June 2023.
Registrations closes : 21 June 2023 (inclusive of late registration).

This course is intended for healthcare professionals, which includes:

  • Doctors (General Practitioners, Medical Officers, Specialists, House Officers)
  • Pharmacists
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Any healthcare professional seeking to learn about telehealth

Registration Is Now Open

Course commences : 14 June 2023.
Registrations closes : 21 June 2023 (inclusive of late registration).


The IMU Centre for Lifelong Learning (ICL) seeks to leverage the experience of the University and the expertise of its partner universities and industrial partners to deliver enriching and effective educational experiences with e-learning as a value-enhancing method.

ICL is the continuing professional development (CPD) and training arm of IMU. For working professionals aiming to take their careers to the next level, ICL offers courses in research, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and health sciences. Their goal is to empower healthcare communities with personal and career growth through diverse learning opportunities. They also offer courses designed for the general public. Click through to learn more about IMU’s ICL courses & programmes.

Registration Is Now Open

Course commences : 14 June 2023.
Registrations closes : 21 June 2023 (inclusive of late registration).

Course Fees

  • General / Public (inclusive of SST)
  • RM 800.00
  • IMU Students / Alumni (inclusive of SST)
  • RM 640.00
  • Early Bird Promo: Cohort 2 (inclusive of SST)
  • RM 640.00
  • Ministry of Health (inclusive of SST)
  • RM 560.00

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