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. Besides many other interesting findings, two important issues emerged that we will develop further within this work package: there is a need for a clear competence framework and for more direct observation.

With a Delphi study we validated a competence framework for pediatric training, in order to provide support for this training. We are currently working with a master's thesis in gynaecology where the same exercise is being carried out. We are still looking for ASO's who want to take up the technical skills part of their master's thesis. Be sure to contact us if you are interested in this!

We want to obtain direct observation through the implementation of video within the hospital walls, to support the training of junior doctors-specialists. Approval from the ethics committee was received and the study will start soon.


Both the focus groups and the Delphi study in paediatrics were presented at two online congresses:EAP 2021 en INTED 2021. You can read the abstracts here. Both studies are also being prepared for submission as research articles, of which the Delphi study has been successfully published. The full article can be read here.

The literature review that preceded the protocol of the video study was also submitted and will be presented via a poster at INTED 2022. After the congress, the poster will also appear on this page.

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)

Who to contact?

Are you the ASO paediatrics or gynaecology that we are looking for to further develop the technical skills of these courses?Are you interested in making your hospital department available for a video study?
Are you interested in or experienced in interprofessional collaboration in practice?

Please contact Marieke by clicking on her picture.