Healthcare professionals are required to complete CPD (continuing professional development) but this too often becomes a tick box exercise. Education offerings for active healthcare professionals must be practical to individual needs and offer different teaching methods, whereby learning becomes a fluent, adaptable and continually moving entity tied to the needs of each individual health professional. This project will apply empirical methods to develop a best practice approach for education needs assessment to design, plan and implement a blended learning training programme to deliver a new topic, Precision Medicine, to frontline healthcare professionals.

Aims

PhD Thesis: Implementing evidence based education to design and implement online and blended learning in Precision Medicine in the context of continuing professional development (CPD)

The results of this research will inform the design, planning and implementation of a national online and blended training programme in Precision Medicine across Switzerland.

Financing

This research is part of the FRONTLINERS project in Precision Medicine funded by Health2030 described here

Project Team

PhD Candidate: Ms. Sharon Mitchell M.Sc, IML, University of Bern

PhD supervisor: Prof. Dr. phil. Sissel Guttormsen, IML, medical faculty, University of Bern

PhD-Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. med. Idris Guessous, Division and Department of Primary Care Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva

Co Referee: Professor Janusz Janczukowicz MD, PhD, MMedEd, Medical University of Lodz, Polan

Team IML
Dr. phil. Felix Schmitz, Head of Research group in ASCII, IML, medical faculty, University of Bern

Daniela Schmid, UX expert at ASCII, IML, medical faculty, University of Bern

Overall Project PI
Prof. Dr. med. Idris Guessous, Division and Department of Primary Care Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva (PI)

Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Gérard Weber, Department of Medicine, University Hospital CHUV, Lausanne (Co-PI)

Prof. Dr. med. Jaques Cornuz, Unisanté, Faculty of biology and medicine, University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 44, 1011 Lausanne (Co-PI)

Prof. Dr. phil. Sissel Guttormsen, IML, medical faculty, University of Bern (Co-PI)

Project information

Running time: 2020 - 2023

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Sharon Mitchell PhD student

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