e-learning resource for medical students interested refugee health, global health and international health. Serves as a primer for refugee health outreach programs, global health education, social accountability and service learning courses. Open access.
With the help of inter-professional education funding, translation support from the UOttawa Dept of Family Medicine, programming and design from Centre for E-Learning, and helpful feedback from the e-learning -Gruner et al- RCT and focus groups, we have reworked the look and content and created a twin French version. Please see : http://ccirhken.ca/e-learning/?page_id=6
The revised e-learning includes new interdisciplinary content, a Khan Academy look, and Black Belt sections for those student who wish to go the extra mile. Currently our open access e-learning program is being used as an educational springboard for refugee outreach program training (UOttawa, UCalgary, Memorial, UWO, and USaskatchewan, U North Carolina), as an intro resource for pre-departure training (UWO), as a community medicine epi course (USaskatchewan), as an introduction for Service Learning programs (UOttawa Med 1) . We wish to expand its use to Interdisciplinary Global Health Programs in undergraduate programs and well as to support e-learning initiatives for Medecins Sans Frontieres. Gruner, Archibald, McCarthy, Pottie et al have recently conducted two RCTs and focus groups- one with 3 med schools, and one with 50 MSF East African Association members- the Refugees and Global Health e-Learning Program increased Global Health Content and Self-Assessment Competencies, equivalent to the comparison convention (Lancet global health readings) but the student preferred the e-learning for flexibility, resources and unique learning approach.
We now have a suite of open access e-learning resources that complement the 2011 CCIRH-CMAJ guidelines- Refugee and Global Health e-learning, Cochrane CCIRH Immigrant Health Podcasts, a web based CCIRH recommendations checklist and emerging Patient Decision support tools. We appreciate your help to date and would appreciate your ongoing help in dissemination and implementation of these CCIHR KEN resources: http://ccirhken.ca. Finally we will run our CCIRH Refugees and Global Health Summer Institute for Med 1-2 student leaders June 2014 in Ottawa (max 24 participant spots)
Please contact Jessica Chen firstname.lastname@example.org who is our new CCIRH KEN Research Coordinator if you have any questions, concerns or leads on where else the program could be implemented.