‘Innovation and Technology in Palliative Care Education’ – First Short Term Training
All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) organised the first short term training, ‘Innovation and Technology in Palliative Care Education’ from the 25 – 29 March 2019 in Dublin
The week long short term training visit in Dublin was attended by twenty six delegates from seven partners and one delegate from an associate partner. The focus of the visit was on innovations in palliative care education and it was designed to support the academic trainers to be more proficient in running and supervising the online component of the programme.
AIIHPC developed a programme which included both workshop sessions, visits to academic Institutions who utilise innovative approaches for teaching health and social care professionals, presentations by leading educators on the island of Ireland and a tour of a hospice in Dublin. For example, the programme included a tour of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland’s (RCSI) National Clinical and Surgical Training Centre, which is a world class simulation facility in Dublin.
Delegates also attended a one day ‘Palliative Care Education: Integration and Innovation Seminar’ held in University College Dublin (UCD), which was organised in collaboration with the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Sciences, UCD. The one day seminar included presentations on innovations in palliative care education from world class speakers from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, France and England. The seminar also provided an opportunity to highlight the EDUPALL project including its undergraduate palliative medicine curriculum and supporting resources.
Mentoring in Palliative Care Undergraduate Education – Second Short Term Training
HOSPICE Casa Sperantei organised the second short term training ‘Mentoring in Palliative Care Undergraduate Education’ from the 24 – 28 June 2019 in Brosov, Romania
The week long short term training visit in Brasov was attended by twenty six delegates from five partners and five representatives from associate partners.
The focus of the week was on developing and improving mentorship skills to support academic trainers to be more proficient in supervising medical students during their studies. The programme included workshop sessions and presentations on mentorship, a visit to a hospice and opportunities for participants to network with other professionals. One day was dedicated to networking with participants undertaking team building activities.
Interactive teaching and novel assessment methods in undergraduate training –Third short-term training
RWTH Aachen University organized a week long short-term training visit in Aachen for the projects partners, between 23 – 27 September 2019.Thirty-seven delegates attended from seven partners and one associate partner.
The focus of the visit was on Interactive teaching and novel assessment methods in undergraduate training in Palliative Care. It was meant to support the academic trainers to be more efficient in teaching Palliative Care and assessing the undergraduate Palliative Care training outcome.
RWTH developed a programme which included small group workshop sessions, lectures with vivid plenary discussions and the presentation of best practise examples of different universities. The programme introduced various methods and tools that could be used to engage students more comprehensively and to assess their achieved knowledge and competencies.