WHO publishes systematic review of eLearning in health professional education

WHO has just published eLearning for undergraduate health professional education – a systematic review informing a radical transformation of health workforce development.

You can download a copy of the report from: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/content/elearning-report

The World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Health Workforce in collaboration with the Department of Knowledge, Ethics and Research commissioned the Global eHealth Unit (GeHU) at Imperial College London to conduct a systematic review of the scientific literature to evaluate the effectiveness of eLearning for undergraduate health professional education. The review is based on a rigorous search, analysis and presentation of data that provides decision-makers with an up-to-date picture of current knowledge on eLearning for undergraduate professional education. It responds to a need at the country level for evidence to inform and guide health professional education as an important vehicle in preparing health professionals to be ‘fit-for-purpose’.

At a global level, it will assist in the implementation of the WHO’s global human resources for health strategy by providing the best evidence of how and where eLearning can best be used in country settings. The report also provides a foundation for the development of future WHO guidelines for pre-service training and the direction for  future research.

Kind regards,

Rebecca

Rebecca Bailey | Health Workforce Development Team Lead

IntraHealth International | Because Health Workers Save Lives.

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