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221.606.81 TRAINING METHODS AND CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR HEALTH WORKERS

Department: International Health
Term: Summer term
Credits: 4 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
Description:

Identifies the role of training and continuing education as an important component of health service and personnel management. Participants are guided through the steps of planning training and continuing education activities for a range of health workers from managers to village volunteers. Draws on real life examples from community-directed onchocerciasis control, village health worker programs, and patent medicine vendor training programs, to name a few. Participants prepare a training plan that includes needs assessment instruments, procedures for involving the trainees in their own learning, instructional objectives, appropriate learning methods and delivery modes, resource and budget needs, monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and follow-up supervision. Can provide a foundation for developing a capstone project.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the role that training and continuing education play in personnel development and management
Outline the contributions and limits of training in organizational management
Explain the process of recruiting appropriate participants for a training program
Identify and analyze tasks needed by trainees to perform their jobs
Utilize training diagnosis results to choose appropriate content for training programs
Formulate observable and measurable instructional objectives
Link training content with appropriate training methods
Plan training logistics that are convenient for trainees and match available resources
Budget for training activities
Develop a sample training guide
List approaches and resources for distance education
Describe methods for monitoring the process of training implementation
Define the different levels of evaluation for a training program
Describe various tools for evaluating outcomes

Methods of Assessment: Method of student evaluation based on one group project consisting of a detailed training plan, and two quizzes.
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses..

Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail