Use of multimedia and focus on interdisciplinary collaboration in mother and child care

During a doctoral project, the ePortfolio proof-of-concepts will be validated in the multidisciplinary setting of pediatric, obstetrics and gynaecology training programs by developing and validating a specific competency framework.

Besides implementing a multimedia assessment tool, this work package will also explore how an ePortfolio can stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration within this healthcare setting.

Joint Phd: UGhent and UAntwerp

Current research

This work package supports the elaboration of the ePortfolio within the training for medical specialist. The focus is mainly on the courses within Mother and Child Care.

In 2020 we organized focus groups in which the strengths and areas for improvement of workplace learning within the training were revealed. With a Delphi study we validated a competence framework for pediatric training.

Both studies were presented on two online conferences: EAP 2021 en INTED 2021. You can read the abstracts here. Both studies are also being prepared to be submitted as research papers.

In 2021, a multimedia tool will be developed to support workplace learning for the trainee physician specialist. This study will map the feasibility and learning effect of this tool, as well as compare expert & peer feedback for this tool.

In addition, this year we also support a Delphi study within the Gynecology/Obstetrics course to validate a competence framework, similar to the one carried out in this work package in 2020.

Future research

In addition to the multimedia tool, a tool will also be developed from 2022 to support interprofessional collaboration within Mother-Child departments.

SCAFFOLD project introduced to education committee of Master of Medicine in Specialist Medicine (UGhent)