DESIGNING FOR CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
TRAINING REVOLUTION 4.0
1. Residential training
This is most traditional and common form of training. It is a physical gathering of participants and trainees in a specific venue. A residential training activity can be one of the following:
Conventions / symposia / conferences / seminars
Conferences focussing on clinical aspects of diseases where specific cases are presented by looking at the patient’s history and are discussed in an interdisciplinary fashion
Consensus meetings with Local Health Districts to review statistics for the standardization of protocols and procedures and to plan activities for targeted research projects
Refresher courses on technology and equipment
Practical courses for continuing professional development
Practical courses to enhance management and organizational skills
Tutored internships with a specific training programme at a healthcare facility
2. Distant learning
Programmes which do not entail travelling to a specific location and are carried out in groups or individually, using print or digital materials.
These activities include a test to ascertain that participants have attained the set threshold of competency.
3. on-site learning
On-site learning is defined by the place in which training occurs and the type of training activity implemented.
Typically, on-site training takes place at the learners’ workplace and in their field of competence so that activities and behaviours can be reproduced or simulated before they are put into practice.
The purpose of on-site training activities is to ensure the professional development of individuals or groups by enhancing their professional skills and competences and improving the quality and safety of the healthcare services they provide. What is learned can be immediately replicated in the performance of professional activities and within organizations.