Medical Education Training Tools for Implementation Research

Session virtual link: Digital Session, Meeting ID: 963 2927 4348

Session title Medical Education Training Tools for Implementation Research
Coordinator Dr. S Oloo
Ms Juliana Bitarabeho
TUMS (Tehran University of Medical Sciences)
Session objectives
  1. To discuss the role of post graduate training in quality improvement of care
  2. To discuss the importance of quality assurance and setting standards in the delivery of post graduate training
  3. To present currently available training tools on implementation research and increase awareness among researchers and other stakeholders of their role in strengthening research capacity.
  4. To promote the dissemination and utilization of the training tools by researchers and their teams, as part of overall efforts to strengthen capacity for implementation research.
  5. To provide an opportunity for feedback to inform review and development of updated versions of the training tools.
Session abstract Medical professionals in the region are taking on a more active role in the design and delivery of medical education. In the ECSA region alone, health professionals have formed colleges and designed curricula with the aim of delivering medical education through a collegiate system. With the rapid changes taking place, it is imperative that quality assurance matters are considered and the role of these new models in general quality improvement duly examined. In this session, we question what the role of governments should be in the light of rapid changes in the delivery of medical education. We also examine how innovations are improving and contributing to changing trends in the delivery of medical education.

There is an increasingly recognized need for sustainable capacity for implementation research to identify and address bottlenecks that impede effective implementation of effective interventions. Opportunities to acquire the requisite skills may be limited in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) where there is the greatest need for strengthening research capacity. In collaboration with partners in the diseaseendemic countries, TDR has developed a set of training tools to strengthen the skills and research capacity of individuals and institutions in LMICs, particularly capacity WS 8: Medical Education, Training tools for implementation researchWorld Health Summit Regional Meeting | Africa Kampala, Uganda | June 28–30, 2021 | 99 for implementation research. The tools target a wide range of health professionals including researchers, health care providers, policy makers and academics.

Workshop participants will become familiar with the range of training tools available in diverse formats and languages: A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty; a course on the basic principles of implementation research; the TDR online implementation research toolkit, and a training course on the ethics of implementation research. This workshop will promote the uptake of these tools to equip researchers with skills to identify and address health system barriers through implementation research. The training tools also cover skills for communication, advocacy and uptake of research findings into policy. While the training tools focus on implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty, they are applicable to implementation research on a wider range of health problems. In addition to increasing awareness of the range of training tools, this workshop will provide an opportunity for feedback to inform review and development of updated versions.

Session Format  Panel Discussion Virtual session link Click here
Chairs Dr. S. Oloo/ Kuteesa Job
Speakers Title Contact Status
Speaker 1 (Policy/Government) Prof. Ali Jafarian
Medical professionalismREFLECT: Re-designing a Flexible differentiated Curriculum for Talented StudentsVice DeanSPH-TUMSChair- Department of Global Health & Policy, SPH-TUMS
Speaker 2 (Academia) Dr. Irene Andia

Quality assurance of post graduate medical education: Is it possible to establish a global standard?

Deputy Head of Post graduate training – MUKCHS
Speaker 3 (Civil Society) ECSACOP

Dr. James Kayima

Addressing Health Professional shortages: The role of emerging colleges Confirmed
Speaker 4 Dr. Amirhossein Takian


E-Learning Confirmed
Speaker 5 CANECSA

Dr. Mark Kasumba

Harnessing local resources for improvement of post graduate medical education Confirmed
Speaker 6 Dr. Teo Yik Ying
Dean, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore

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