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Medical Education

Poster presented at the Association for the study of Medical Education (ASME)

Published: 14 July 2011

The presentation given by Sunhea Choi addressed ‘Challenges in developing open and accessible medical education resources: lessons learnt from Uganda’ looking at the reasons behind the failure of malnutrition management. One of the main reasons is the limited knowledge and competency of health professionals. It is imperative that their capacity is developed…

 To achieve this, the IMTF and Faculty of Medicine eLearning at the University of Southampton have developed an eLearning course called "Caring for infants and children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM)". Designed based on the WHO's guidelines, it provides standardised and interactive learning in 3 modules - core concepts, identification and management. Although rich in media, the course is created to run on a low spec computer with a limited internet speed to enable its access in both developed and developing countries. By completing it the user will gain the core knowledge and competencies for SAM management.

 

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