Medical e-learning: 24 China provinces

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Professor Fu Keli
Vice-Director, Social Service Guidance Centre, China Disabled Persons Federation
ClientThe Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation - China Programs
ScopeE-learning courses delivered throughout 24 provinces.

The National Continuing Education Program

Six training programs, were delivered online and USB, to over 24 provinces over 7 years, (2008-2015), in partnership with The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation – China Programs. These formed a blended learning approach to changing China’s medical practice in rehabilitation.

At the time there was none to little rehabilitation culture and services in China’s medical system. Managing high rates of disability resulting from frequent large disasters was increasingly challenging for the government.

Dr Sheila Purves, Director of HKSR International and China programs, contracted RL in recognition that contextualised learning met their needs to stimulate “deep-thinking” and increase ability to cope with the multi-factorial aspects of hospitals and community.

Challenge

Our challenge was to shift health professional’s attitudes on disability and medical intervention, to facilitate their adoption of rehabilitation practices in hospitals and communities.

Outcomes

The solutions:

Delivery of cost effective -training that was delivered throughout China, via online and USB version of an interactive CD for remote locations with no or little internet.

Engagement and training of health, community and governement sectors.

Facilitation of early rehabilitation services and building of structural facilities, which combined, resulted in a decrease in the number and extent of disabilities from trauma.