Sharks BITE is a certificate program that provides preparation for allied health professionals and health care organizations in the delivery of quality Telehealth care services to patients in urban and rural communities throughout Florida and beyond.
The Sharks BITE certificate program offers two, 8-week courses. The first course is a stand-alone course and includes foundational content on the field of Telehealth; ethical, legal, and regulatory considerations; and introduces the Telehealth clinician-patient visit experience. The second course builds on the foundational course and provides the in-depth the “lights, camera, and action” delivery of Telehealth. Each course involves eight modules that cover specific components integral to Telehealth utilization, delivery, and clinician-patient session and experience.
Sharks BITE online format allows working professionals the flexibility to complete each module at their convenience within an identified time frame. Content delivery includes an online classroom with lectures, discussions, virtual meetings, simulations, assignments, and a final project. Health Care Professionals who successfully complete both basic and advanced courses will be eligible for the credential, Certified Telehealth Professional (CTP).
The Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sharks BITE provides the community of allied health professionals and health care organizations with the knowledge and skills to deliver quality Telehealth services through professional development curricula that include the most current educational training and engaging simulated experiences.
The Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sharks BITE provides interprofessional collaborative education and practice that decreases the disparities to health care access and expands quality health care services to all patients and communities.