HEDU_LEARN_IT / Erasmus +
Medical Undergraduate Training
The aim of the project HEDU_LEARN_IT is the harmonization of Medical Undergraduate Training in Dermato-Venereology for Medical Students in Europe which will be based on a consensual recommendation (European Harmonization Curriculum Dermato-Venereology (EHC-DV)). Harmonization of the curriculum in Dermato-Venereology is necessary because there is a very wide disparity of catalogue, content and formats in teaching Dermato-Venereology across Europe, according to recent surveys. The elaboration of an EHC-DV will provide (1) a new consensual written catalogue, content and accordingly format, and (2) will follow the digital agenda of the EU, having a high-innovative approach by establishing an electronic learning platform. In the phase beyond the project the results can also stimulate colleagues from other medical fields to implement this type of learning platform. Three preselected curricula from Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland will serve as a guide, framework and basis for the new contents, catalogue and formats for EHC-DV across Europe. Implementation on the medical students’ level will be in particular supported and finally achieved by a blended learning platform offering flipped classroom methods and virtual teaching via the medical undergraduate training platform Dermatology Online with Interactive Technology - DOIT. Having medical undergraduate students as a main target group, this project will be carried out by a European wide cooperation of experienced professors in Dermato-Venereology at university medical institutions who are involved in academic teaching and international innovative research projects, IT specialists for blended learning and local stakeholders at the project partner sites within the medical faculties. Finally, undergraduate students in Europe will become the best trained innovative graduates who can much easier follow the European mobility program. Furthermore, this way of advanced learning gives rise for being much better prepared to follow international Master programs and to raise the quality of future PhD students and Postdocs.