Find out how our healthcare programmes are contributing to training and continuing professional development globally.
Holland and Tanzania
- Seven universities in Holland are using e-LA as an anaesthesia training resource. e-LA is being used alongside traditional teaching methods and providing an invaluable revision aid for professional exams for the European diploma and Dutch anaesthesia qualification.
- In a separate programme, one of these universities, the Radboud University Medical Center, mentors and funds access to e-LA for anaesthesia residents at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) in Tanzania, in one of the poorest parts of the world.
This has strengthened KCMC's learning resources and tools.
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- The College of Anaesthetists of Ireland has given all specialty trainees access to our award-winning e-LA programme. This reflects the high regard with which this award-winning e-learning resource is held in the profession.
- Residents in anaesthesia at Aga Khan University in Nairobi are using modules from e-LA, including the Fundamentals programme and the exam preparation module, to support their training.
- Clinical trainees at Landspitali University Hospital are using e-LA to support learning and development. This follows the adoption of the UK Acute Care Core Stem (ACCS) curriculum for trainees.
For the Icelandic trainees, e-LA is an extremely valuable learning tool, particularly in preparation for the Primary FRCA examinations. The self-assessment elements of e-LA match the standards of the UK examinations. Trainers at the hospital are also using e-LA to support their teaching of the ACCS curriculum.
Developed by the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, ACCS is a three-year programme which covers anaesthesia, acute medicine (general internal), emergency medicine and intensive care medicine. It provides an alternative route into anaesthesia and acute medicine instead of core anaesthesia or core medicine training.
- e-Den has supported the professional development of more than 350 dental practitioners employed by the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), which manages healthcare across the state.
- Undergraduate and postgraduate students in the University of Otago's Faculty of Dentistry used e-Den to support their learning.
Professor Paul Brunton, Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University, said: “e-Den is a highly interactive, quality-assured resource. It provides a broad theoretical foundation on core topics, helping students to prepare for lectures and practical work."
Electronic Fetal Monitoring (eFM)
- More than 250 midwives and obstetricians from the University Maternity Hospital, Limerick have been using eFM for revalidation and continuing professional development. eFM has now been licensed for a second year by the hospital, reflecting the popularity of this award-winning e-learning tool.
- In India, our eFM programme and obstetric modules from the Acute Medicine programme helped support continuing professional development for healthcare professionals at the Fernandez Hospital in Hyderabad, India, which specialises in obstetrics and women's health.
- Midwives and obstetricians at the KK Women's and Children's Hospital in Singapore are now completing key elements of eFM as a mandatory part of their induction. All staff joining the maternity team must now complete the interactive case studies within eFM, which allow learners to test their interpretation skills using real clinical scenarios and fetal heart rate recordings.
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
- More than 100 healthcare staff employed by NMC Health, the largest private healthcare provider in the UAE, have been using eFM as a training and professional development tool.
End of Life Care (e-ELCA)
- Training provider Spandoc is using e-ELCA to support training in medical English for doctors. The programme is being used as part of blended learning to complement traditional teaching methods.
General Practitioners (e-GP)
- The Fiji College of General Practitioners has used e-GP as an educational resource, as part of a national accreditation scheme, to train doctors. The college represents private sector primary healthcare providers in Fiji.
- Qualifying and newly qualified radiographers are now piloting our Image Interpretation programme through the National Healthcare Group, one of Singapore's leading healthcare providers. Feedback has already been very positive from learners taking part in the pilot project.
- Medical imaging specialists in Australia are using our Image Interpretation and Advanced Radiotherapy e-learning to support their professional development for the second successive year.
This is the result of a partnership between eIntegrity and the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT) – the peak body representing medical radiation practitioners in Australia. Members of the society can access eIntegrity’s resources at a specially discounted rate.
Patrick Mitchell, Chairman of eIntegrity, said: “Through our partnership with ASMIRT, more than 6,000 medical imaging professionals in Australia can take advantage of the UK’s significant investment in top-class healthcare learning – at a fraction of the usual cost of CPD resources.”
- The New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology (NZIMRT) has given its 1500 members access to our e-learning programmes. The NZIMRT is the professional body that represents medical imaging technologists and radiation therapists across the country.
NZIMRT members now have access to our Image Interpretation, Advanced Radiotherapy and Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations programmes to support their continuing professional development.
Changes to the CPD requirements in New Zealand meant that, as a professional body, the NZIMRT wanted to offer members a CPD option that was easily accessible and provided a range of different options across different scopes of practice. Following a successful trial, the NZIMRT is pleased to be offering its members this programme and being able to support their continuing professional development.
For further details about NZIMRT, please see the society's website.
- At the Nelson Mandela University in South Africa, radiography degree students are using our Image Interpretation programme to support their learning on advanced pattern recognition. The e-learning is being used as part of a blended approach to training on this topic.
The programme is proving extremely popular with students and staff at the university due to its interactivity, in-depth content and flexible online access. The course leader stated that the programme is the ‘only one available’ that really addresses students’ learning needs in this area.
Pain Management (e-Pain)
- Our e-Pain programme is now a mandatory part of a new diploma in pain management developed by the University of Jordan and the prestigious King Hussein Cancer Center.
Middle East and North Africa
- Pinnacle Healthcare, a medical staffing agency, is using e-Pain as the online learning component of its pain management course for healthcare professionals in the region.
- The Arab Board of Radiology and Medical Imaging (ABRMI) has now made the physics module within R-ITI a mandatory part of radiology training for all students taking its courses. The related learning sessions are mapped to the UK curriculum, which is closely aligned to the ABRMI curriculum. ABRMI is responsible for improving quality and training standards in radiology across the Middle East.
- Ethiopian radiologists used R-ITI to support their development through our partnership with Ver2, a leading telemedicine company based in Dubai. The course was blended with online lectures, discussion forums with clinical leads and summative assessments, to help the African radiologists enhance their skills.
- The Fiji National University is using our radiology course for training and exam preparation for the third successive year – testament to the high quality of this award-winning programme.
Safeguarding Children and Young People
- One of the UK's leading healthcare companies has enrolled more than 5000 staff onto level 3 of our safeguarding children programme, which is aimed at general practitioners, consultants and paediatricians. By completing this course, all learners will formally meet the minimum standard of safeguarding training, as stipulated by the Care Quality Commission, which inspects all UK hospitals.
- Our safeguarding children course is now available to all medical teams on board cruise ships run by Carnival, one of the world's largest cruise companies.
- The UK Ministry of Defence continues to use eIntegrity's safeguarding course extensively around the world to train its healthcare professionals.
Sexual health and HIV
eHIV-STI is now supporting vital work on sexual health in Zimbabwe.
Healthcare professionals at the Newlands Clinic in Harare are using the e-learning to enhance their diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections in patients infected with HIV.
The clinic, which provides a wide range of sexual and reproductive healthcare services to low-income and marginalised communities in and around Harare, currently treats more than 6000 patients.
The team is highly experienced in managing and treating HIV but recently identified a need for greater education in the diagnosis and management of STIs. As a flexible, high-quality e-learning resource, e-HIV-STI is now being used to meet this training need.
This is an excellent example of how our e-learning is supporting training in resource-constrained settings and those where opportunities for face-to-face teaching may be very limited.
For further information on the Newlands Clinic, run by the Ruedi Luethy Foundation please see the organisation's website.
- Doctors in the Gaza Strip are using eSurgery to enhance their training thanks to the International Committee of the Red Cross. This is part of a focused training programme to develop clinical skills and knowledge.