Suppo rting transformational change of Medical Education in Malawi   D. Dewhurst, H. Cameron, N. Turner, M. Begg,  College...
Healthcare delivery  Population 16m  45% <14y 2.5% >64y <ul><li>Needs  16,000 nurses  (WHO) </li></ul><ul><li>Currently ha...
Medical & Healthcare Professional Education <ul><li>University of Malawi  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>College of Medicine - ...
Edinburgh-Malawi collaboration <ul><li>Three Scottish Government IDF-funded projects 2006 – present - circa £1m </li></ul>...
Continuum of activity – long-term vision <ul><li>Didactic  student-centred (supported by digital resources) </li></ul><ul>...
Achievements <ul><li>Capacity building </li></ul><ul><li>Good evidence of  local resource creation  and further capacity b...
HIGH QUALITY IMAGES
VIDEO
Key decisions <ul><li>Focus on ‘Train-the Trainers’ – content creation workshops </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Easy-to-use con...
SUMMARY <ul><li>Capacity Building – 150+ staff trained </li></ul><ul><li>Provision of Edinburgh resources – 470+ </li></ul...
THANKYOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION [email_address]
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Malawi - AMEE 2011

  1. 1. Suppo rting transformational change of Medical Education in Malawi   D. Dewhurst, H. Cameron, N. Turner, M. Begg, College of Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK; E. Borgstein Co llege of Medicine, University of Malawi
  2. 2. Healthcare delivery Population 16m 45% <14y 2.5% >64y <ul><li>Needs 16,000 nurses (WHO) </li></ul><ul><li>Currently has 4000 </li></ul><ul><li>Needs 2000 doctors </li></ul><ul><li>Currently has 250 with very few in some specialties </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Officers/Medical Assistants – 600 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Medical & Healthcare Professional Education <ul><li>University of Malawi </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>College of Medicine - UG Medical students 30-60 and then to 100 pa </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kamuzu College of Nursing - Nurses and midwives UG and PG – 100 pa </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Malawi College of Health Sciences - Clinical Officers, Nurses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Recruitment targets for education providers increased substantially - no extra resources </li></ul><ul><li>Colleges need to more efficient </li></ul><ul><ul><li>move away from didactic teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>modernise curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reduce staff:student contact – 30% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>introduce ICT </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Edinburgh-Malawi collaboration <ul><li>Three Scottish Government IDF-funded projects 2006 – present - circa £1m </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-professional – medicine, nursing, clinical officers </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-level - UG, PG and CPD </li></ul><ul><li>5 major work streams: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity Building mainly in digital content creation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provision of existing Edinburgh electronic resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for curriculum development and staff development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure improvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online CPD recording system for Medicine initially </li></ul></ul>Linked Projects: St Andrews (Guild); West of Scotland (McLachlan)
  5. 5. Continuum of activity – long-term vision <ul><li>Didactic student-centred (supported by digital resources) </li></ul><ul><li>Sensitization training implementation sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity-building workshops local training </li></ul><ul><li>Edinburgh resources local development </li></ul><ul><li>ICT infrastructure Curriculum management system, PCs, server </li></ul><ul><li>Medicine Nursing Clinical Officers </li></ul>
  6. 6. Achievements <ul><li>Capacity building </li></ul><ul><li>Good evidence of local resource creation and further capacity building </li></ul><ul><li>Significant number of Edinburgh digital resources linked to CMS </li></ul><ul><li>CMS development </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum development </li></ul><ul><li>Staff professional development </li></ul><ul><li>CPD recording system - built, piloted in CoM and staff training completed. </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure improvement </li></ul>
  7. 7. HIGH QUALITY IMAGES
  8. 8. VIDEO
  9. 9. Key decisions <ul><li>Focus on ‘Train-the Trainers’ – content creation workshops </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Easy-to-use content creation software </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide exemplar digital resources </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Catalogue of Edinburgh resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Circa 400 Edinburgh and third-party resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>support Y1 and Y2 – basic sciences and some clinical subjects </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enable good access for students – structured CMS, robust intranet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support ‘local ownership’ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Parallel Curriculum and staff development activities </li></ul><ul><li>Appoint local Project Manager and Academic Liaison Officers - ‘key staff’ </li></ul><ul><li>Steering Group with senior staff representation – buy-in </li></ul>
  10. 10. SUMMARY <ul><li>Capacity Building – 150+ staff trained </li></ul><ul><li>Provision of Edinburgh resources – 470+ </li></ul><ul><li>Locally developed resources – 100+ </li></ul><ul><li>Access for students </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum modernisation/review </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum Management System – locally built & managed </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IT infrastructure improvement </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trained IT staff </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Staff Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>CPD recording system </li></ul>
  11. 11. THANKYOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION [email_address]

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