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Supporting transformational change of Medical Education in Malawi.

Supporting transformational change of Medical Education in Malawi.

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    • 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
    • Healthcare delivery Population 16m 45% <14y 2.5% >64y
      • Needs 16,000 nurses (WHO)
      • Currently has 4000
      • Needs 2000 doctors
      • Currently has 250 with very few in some specialties
      • Clinical Officers/Medical Assistants – 600
    • Medical & Healthcare Professional Education
      • University of Malawi
          • College of Medicine - UG Medical students 30-60 and then to 100 pa
          • Kamuzu College of Nursing - Nurses and midwives UG and PG – 100 pa
          • Malawi College of Health Sciences - Clinical Officers, Nurses
      • Recruitment targets for education providers increased substantially - no extra resources
      • Colleges need to more efficient
        • move away from didactic teaching
        • modernise curriculum
        • reduce staff:student contact – 30%
        • introduce ICT
    • 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)
    • Continuum of activity – long-term vision
      • Didactic student-centred (supported by digital resources)
      • Sensitization training implementation sustainability
      • Capacity-building workshops local training
      • Edinburgh resources local development
      • ICT infrastructure Curriculum management system, PCs, server
      • Medicine Nursing Clinical Officers
    • Achievements
      • Capacity building
      • Good evidence of local resource creation and further capacity building
      • Significant number of Edinburgh digital resources linked to CMS
      • CMS development
      • Curriculum development
      • Staff professional development
      • CPD recording system - built, piloted in CoM and staff training completed.
      • Infrastructure improvement
    • HIGH QUALITY IMAGES
    • VIDEO
    • Key decisions
      • Focus on ‘Train-the Trainers’ – content creation workshops
          • Easy-to-use content creation software
      • Provide exemplar digital resources
          • Catalogue of Edinburgh resources
          • Circa 400 Edinburgh and third-party resources
              • support Y1 and Y2 – basic sciences and some clinical subjects
          • Enable good access for students – structured CMS, robust intranet
          • Support ‘local ownership’
      • Parallel Curriculum and staff development activities
      • Appoint local Project Manager and Academic Liaison Officers - ‘key staff’
      • Steering Group with senior staff representation – buy-in
    • SUMMARY
      • Capacity Building – 150+ staff trained
      • Provision of Edinburgh resources – 470+
      • Locally developed resources – 100+
      • Access for students
            • Curriculum modernisation/review
            • Curriculum Management System – locally built & managed
            • IT infrastructure improvement
            • Trained IT staff
      • Staff Professional Development
      • CPD recording system
    • THANKYOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION [email_address]