221.606.81 TRAINING METHODS AND CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR HEALTH WORKERS
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.
1. Describe the role that training and continuing education play in personnel development and management 2. Outline the contributions and limits of training in organizational management 3. Explain the process of recruiting appropriate participants for a training program 5. Identify and analyze tasks needed by trainees to perform their jobs 6. Utilize training diagnosis results to choose appropriate content for training programs 7. Formulate observable and measurable instructional objectives 8. Link training content with appropriate training methods 9. Plan training logistics that are convenient for trainees and match available resources 10. Budget for training activities 11. Develop a sample training guide 12. List approaches and resources for distance education 12. Describe methods for monitoring the process of training implementation 13. Define the different levels of evaluation for a training program 14. Describe various tools for evaluating outcomes
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