Professional Advancement Courses

One of the clinician’s biggest challenges is keeping up with the advances of the different disciplines in health sciences. In order to provide an educational alternative that offers training in specific subjects and develop particular skills, we offer the modality of Professional Advancement Courses.

We offer 1-unit and 2-units courses, and the student has access to recorded material and live sessions. Each week, there is an interactive recorded lecture with embedded activities as well as a discussion session with faculty and peers.

Register for Professional Advancement Courses

To enroll in Professional Advancement Courses, you will need to:

  1. Contact our online program’s admission team at
  2. Fill out an application form
  3. Submit a $100 application fee

Please note: financial aid is not available for Professional Advancement Courses.

Summer 2023


COH-706 Foundations and Strategies in Health Education

Examines the impact of education in community health, identifying strategies to engage and empower the members of the community to achieve health and wellness.

COH-716 Healthcare Communication Technology

Reviews systems and applications of the emerging technology of Telehealth for patient and professional health-related education and applications for patient access to care.

GDEN 713 Common Systemic Conditions in Older Patients

This series of lectures will educate the resident about the aging patient. Highlighted areas will include dementia, Parkinson’s disease, common cancers, renal and bladder issues, sexually transmitted diseases, elder abuse issues, post-menopausal issues (including osteoporosis, andropausal issues and BPH), and hearing and vision disorders in aging patients.

OFPM-723 Systems Physiology, Motor Disorders and Sleep Apnea

The purpose of this course is to discuss the presentation, diagnosis, and management of oral motor disorders and sleep-disordered breathing, providing knowledge about the general issues of physiology associated with the masticatory system. This is an online course, with weekly recorded interactive lectures. The participant will have access to USC library and the manual for the course is provided. 

OPR-708 Diagnostic Radiology

This course is a case-based format radiology course where the instructor will review interesting head and neck radiological cases with the students. In addition, the course will cover images interpretation using conventional and advance dental imaging such as MRI, CBCT, and CT Scan. Moreover, we will review the normal anatomy of hard tissue at the jaws and other maxillofacial structures.

Last day to register for all summer 2023 courses is May 24, 2023. 

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