Networked curricula and mobility windows

EUTEMPE-project: blended training modules for medical physics experts

The main objective of the EUTEMPE-RX project European Training and Education for Medical Physics Experts in Radiology (FP7, 2013-2016) was to provide an education and training scheme that allows a medical physicist in Radiology to reach EQF level The learners that were targeted by the project are medical physicists with typically 2 years of practical experience in radiology in hospitals, medical device companies or nuclear authorities, PhD students in radiology physics and biomedical engineers working in radiology. The European training scheme had to address physicists from all over Europe and especially also from the New Member States and even beyond.

In the end, the network has developed 12 modules at EQF level The module leaders use a variety of modern educational tools and a blended learning scheme: each course aimed at 80 hours of active learning by the participants, divided between a preparation phase at home via online learning and onsite training in the institution of the module leader. The major part of the theoretical knowledge is communicated upfront by means of an e-learning platform, guiding at least 40h of learning. The online phase is then followed by an interactive and practical face to face phase in the institution of the module leaders.

To familiarize the teachers with techniques of online teaching, e-learning, interacting with small groups and EQF8 assessment methods, educational workshops were organized. All modules were run as planned, with the quality survey among participants confirming the high level of the courses, the expertise of the teachers and the appropriateness of the e-learning preparation phase. The teachers reported that a very motivated group of medical physicists participated in their modules. The consortium partners have decided that they will repeat their course modules every two years.

  • EFQ 8 level training for medical physics, radiology

  • blended networked postgraduate curriculum with mobility windows

  • staff training course design

NordMed Computational Biomedicine

NordBioMed is a collaborative network between the universities of Bergen, Southern Denmark, Eastern Finland, Turku and Karolinska Institutet. It supports both student and teacher mobility, organises intensive special courses and it develops a virtual teaching and information platform, NordBioMed Moodle. 

OERCompBiomed delivers five intellectual outputs in the form of three OERs/courses (Biomedical Ethics, Translational Digital Pathology and Introduction to Computational Biomedicine and Machine Learning), and in the form of an intensive course (Summer School in Computational Biomedicine) with blended learning and virtual and physical mobility between the partner institutions. Learning analytics evaluates the design, implementations and evaluation of these activities.

Using OERs and web-based courses changes teaching, learning and assessment. 

The virtual summer school supports both virtual and physical mobility between the partner institutions. A blended learning environment is created for an array of learning activities as well as blended group work (face to face and virtual). It gives the students the opportunity to apply and combine knowledge they acquired online and in their respective home universities. 

The courses will attract different groups of students and professionals both regionally and on a global Within the participating academic institutions alone, the OERs are relevant for 250-300 students each year, and will be mandatory for subgroups of these students.

From a European and global perspective, 2000 participants annually are envisaged. In addition to this, the OERs will attract professionals from various health care disciplines and from the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. 

  • online and blended curricula and mobility

  • multi-campus

  • synchronous and asynchronous learning

  • long term mobility

  • master level and continuous professional development, postgraduate

UNIGE-inZone Courses Humanitarian Aid

UNIGE-inZone develops cooperation agreements for specific learning pathways with partner institutions in refugee-hosting countries (e.g. the BA in International Relations with Kenyatta University in Kenya which integrates a package of blended courses with research components provided by the University of Geneva-InZone). Refugee students do not pay for the UNIGE-InZone package of courses but need to pay regular tuition at Kenyatta University for the balance of the BA course of studies - tuition is donor funded for a specific number of students.

UNIGE-InZone developed the details of the BA degree with KU faculty, then designed the learning pathway in terms of coursework and joint research through establishing equivalences with KU's regular BA degree, and then worked with KU's Digital School to start the implementation in the Kakuma refugee camp.

  • blended/online curriculum collaboration, virtual mobility

  • development collaboration

  • bachelor level

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