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MHeL develops innovative blended training solutions, built on modules, competences and learning outcomes, which embed the Serious Games’ experience based and learner centered methodology, in the field of Italian CME in minimal invasive surgery.
MHeL will adapt to the needs of Italian CME in minimal invasive surgery, innovations, quality standards and solutions developed in 2 eHealth European best practices, and EU shared quality criteria and eLearning resources in CME, by integrating three contributions:
ICT based learning methodologies and innovative Serious Game solutions
Set of standards for high quality and full accessible e-learning resources for CME
Learning outcomes based approach and standards to deliver recognized, validated and transferable qualifications and competences
Working on a common European framework in the field of Continuous Medical Education (CME), future development of skill needs and supply and better anticipation of labour-market shortages are at the top of EU political agenda, and urgently require a harmonization between the different training systems in Europe, effective mechanisms for the recognition, validation and transfer of competences, as well as continuous innovations able to anticipate future needs.
The MHeL project fosters synergies between Professional Associations, training providers, certification bodies and ICT developers to adapt in Italy to CME in minimal invasive surgery, innovations, quality standards and solutions developed in 2 eHealth European best practices, and transfer them in an open learning environment which embeds the Serious Games’ experience based and learner centered methodology, EU shared quality criteria, and resources, for the delivery of eLearning content in CME.
The results will be an open learning environment, offering training paths built on modules, competences and learning outcomes, according to the UEMS’ standards; beneficiaries will get a double certification supplying both European and Italian recognised credits. Their competences will be recognisable, aligned to EU skill demand and labour-market, and more transferable in European health systems, also impacting on the harmonization of the Italian CME (still based on learning inputs) to EU standards, waiting for a future shared EU framework. The eHealth technological framework, quality standards and resources, and the guidelines for their exploitation in Italy will be first tested in CME modules delivered by partners, then transferred on a modular base by Italian VET providers and professional associations.
MHeL work plan foresees 7 main work packages, each one detailing tasks and activities addressed to an operational objective which contribute to reach the project main goals and expected results:
The main planned work pachages are:
Adaptation of formal and quality standards of the project mEducator needed to access to and fully exploit eHealth resources;
Adaptation of the training methodology and of the open learning environment based on Serious games and gaming solutions, tested by the Mirror project, to the Italian context and to the sector targeted;
Framing of the training courses to be transferred in a double accreditation system, according to the Italian and the European standard requirements;
Transferring the proposed innovations through a pilot blended training course that integrates both distance learning solutions and frontal lessons;
Evaluation and review of the pilot model;
Transfer on a broader level of the training modules tested and updated;
Study of the potential exploitability of results in different medical sectors and in other LLP context.
Dissemination of results.
The project started in October 2013 and will last 24 months
MHel will develop:
An e-learning environment which integrates quality standards for accessibility and use of educational contents,
An e-learning platform which offers 3D training paths based on Serious games e Gaming methodology,
An e-learning tool which delivers Italian ECM and European CME to specialists in minimally invasive surgery;
Recommendations for Italian and European institutional key actors for the alignment of Italian and European continuous medical education systems;
Guidelines for the exploitation of the tested training solution and for the transferability to other sector and context.
The Target of the project are medical specialists in minimally invasive surgery
In particular, the MHeL eHealth technological framework and ICT based innovative solutions, quality standards and resources, will be tested and transferred through CME modules by Italian VET providers and professional associations on 2000 final beneficiaries.