UDCR - Virtual learning resources for clinical reasoning training at Ukrainian health schools

Project description

The programme "Ukraine digital: Ensuring academic success in times of crisis" of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports Ukrainian universities in maintaining, implementing and offering their digital teaching programs so that students in Ukraine have the perspective to graduate despite the restrictions caused by the war.

With our project UDCR, we want to contribute to this by providing existing digital resources as teaching and learning tools in the health professions. These have been created in other projects that we are coordinating and can be applied to train clinical clinical reasoning:

  • A curriculum on clinical reasoning (DID-ACT project), consisting of 28 interprofessional learning units for teachers and learners.
  • A pool of 200 virtual patients (iCoViP project), representative of the European population in terms of symptoms, diagnoses and demographic aspects.

Objectives of the project

  1. To adapt available resources from the iCoViP and DID-ACT projects to Ukrainian needs.
  2. To integrate the resources into the curricula of the project partners and to collect feedback from students in order to make improvements, if necessary.
  3. To establish long-term partnerships between all project partners.

In addition, we aim to establish a long-term collaboration between Ukrainian health schools and the European project partners of iCoViP and DID-ACT to share experiences, submit joint grant applications, and conduct research studies.

Facts about the research project

Funding: Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Budget: 26.000 €

Duration: July 2022 to December 2022

Project coordination: Anja Mayer, MPH

Partner: Bukovinian State Medical School (BSMU), Chernivtsi and Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU), Lviv