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Suppo rting transformational change of Clinical Education in Malawi D. Dewhurst, Ross Ward, Jo Spiller College of Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK.

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1 Suppo rting transformational change of Clinical Education in Malawi D. Dewhurst, Ross Ward, Jo Spiller College of Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK

2 Long-term vision – staged process Pedagogic Didactic student-centred (supported by digital resources) Training / Capacity Building Sensitization training implementation sustainability Capacity-building workshops local training

3 Long-term vision – staged process Student Support Edinburgh resources local development Infrastructure ICT infrastructureCurriculum management system, PCs, server Disciplines MedicineNursing Clinical Officers

4 Edinburgh-Malawi collaboration Three Scottish Government IDF-funded projects 2006 – present - circa £1m Multi-professional – medicine, nursing, clinical officers Multi-level - UG, PG and CPD 5 major work streams: Capacity Building mainly in digital content creation Provision of existing Edinburgh electronic resources Support for curriculum development and staff development Infrastructure improvement Online CPD recording system for Medicine initially Linked Projects: St Andrews (Guild); West of Scotland (McLachlan)

5 CURRENT PROJECT e-Learning in Clinical Education – 3 years April 2010 – March £399,024 Project Director DD; Manager Prof Eric Borgstein Main focus is nursing, but continued support for medicine and clinical officers

6 ACHIEVEMENTS - UG MEDICINE Circa 400 Edinburgh and third-party resources available to CoM to support Y1 and Y2 – basic sciences and some clinical subjects Good access for students and ‘local ownership’ essential Work to date:  Catalogue of Edinburgh resources developed (May 2009)  Online Learning Resources Repository developed (May-Oct 09)  CMS with resources linked to teaching events (Nov 2009)  Academic Liaison Officers appointed Oct ‘key staff’  Learning Technologist (Ross) working in Blantyre (Oct-Dec 09)  Several Content Creation workshops (Articulate) – April May 2011  Local staff development activities run by ALOs during 2010  Parallel Curriculum and staff development activities

7 ACHIEVEMENTS - UG NURSING Same set of 400 Edinburgh & 3rd party resources available to KCN Already ~100 additional resources have been developed locally Curriculum Management System designed, built and implemented for Y1 (2011) Resources for basic sciences and some clinical subjects being linked New server and 80 PCs now implemented ~70 staff attended content creation workshops & locally-run training workshops KCN ALO has been in post since 2009 Parallel work with module leaders to create CMS and link appropriate resources

8 ACHIEVEMENTS - CLINICAL OFFICERS Same set of 400 Edinburgh & 3rd party resources and resource catalogue will be made available to MCHS Already some locally developed Articulate resources, quizzes, videos and virtual patients New server and 20 refurbished PCs now implemented at MCHS ~30 MCHS staff attended content creation workshops since 2009

9 CMS – PURPOSE Provide course information that is relevant to staff / students  Timetable  Module information  News / Notice board  Discussions Encourage student-centred learning by delivering learning resources in a context that is relevant to their curriculum Easily editable by staff who are responsible for their teaching materials Initially system will be intranet only – fast, reliable

10 Kamuzu College of Nursing Year 1 Courses Medicine Trauma Care Hygiene & Safety Links KCN Homepage ICT Support Welcome Some text that introduces the CMS, and gives any important details that the students should be aware of. News/Messages Please note that next Monday will be a holiday. This means that KCN will be closed to students. Posted by: Administrator on: 01/02/2010 The library is requesting that all overdue books be returned by this Friday as the college will be issuing fines to any students that still have outstanding books. Posted by: Librarianon: 01/01/2010 Calendar Events 10/01/2010 All Day Visit to Kamuzu Hospital Hospital Visit

11 CMS – Course Page Hygiene & Safety The Hygeine and Safety topic is designed to teach you best practices in... Outcome 1 Outcome 2 Outcome 3 Lecture 1 Introduction This topic will guide you through some of the materials that you will be expected to learn in the coming weeks. PowerPoint File 1 Lecture 2 Hand Washing This topic will teach you the principles of good hand hygiene, and why it is important in good patient care PowerPoint File 2 Video of hand-washing Lecture 3 Manual Lifting This topic will teach you how to best take care of your body when moving large and heavy objects. PowerPoint File 3 Video of hand-washing Interactive Presentation (Articulate) Discussions Resources Course Handbook Assessment Overview Digital resources

12 DIGITAL RESOURCES Simple level – PowerPoint; lecture notes, handouts – local provision External provision/collaborative development  PowerPoint presentations with voice-over  Computer-based tutorials – aggregations of text, images, animations, video, audio, quizzes  Scenario-based learning e.g. virtual patients  Audio-lectures  Videos e.g. techniques, clinical examination

13 HIGH QUALITY IMAGES AND INTERACTION

14 VIDEO

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16 THANKYOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION


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