Anesthesia Illustrated is a global open-access initiative, spearheaded by the Stanford AIM lab. Its goal is to disseminate high quality educational content and learning objects, all designed to support anesthesia education around the world.
The goal of Anesthesia Illustrated is to share the work being developed for educational use at Stanford and Yale Universities with the broader anesthesia community. Additional content partner institutions may be joining the project in the near future.
The initiative is based on high-quality multimedia-based visual educational content, given freely in an open access manner under a Creative Commons Attribution – Non-commercial –license.
The University of Sheffield’s School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) is running three free open learning courses in 2013. These new courses will take the form of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and will run between June and November.
The ScHARR is a centre of excellence in research, teaching and consultancy across health services research, health economics and public health. The new MOOCs it is offering in 2013 will cover three distinct topics:
- Sustainable Healthy Diets (17 June - 24 July). The course introduces sustainable diets as a concept (what might a sustainable diet look like, what does it not look like?) and takes students through some of the challenges involved in choosing food which is both healthy and sustainable.
- Health Inequalities (15 July - 16 August). This course provides an opportunity to examine contemporary interpretations of health inequalities and related concepts like justice, fairness and equity. Attendees will discuss how different approaches to measuring, defining and monitoring health inequalities are influenced by social and political factors and how this, in turn, shapes strategies for addressing such inequalities.
- Health Technology Assessment (28 October - 29 November). Introducing Health Technology Assessment (HTA) as a concept (what it is, what it involves) and the key stages in the HTA and decision-making process.
Anyone can register for these free courses.
In the frame of the Competitiveness & Innovation Programme ICT Policy Support Programme (CIP ICT PSP) the European Commission is organising a one-day information and networking workshop dedicated to Theme 3 of the CIP ICT PSP (ICT for Health, Ageing Well and Inclusion).
The workshop provides an excellent opportunity for prospective programme applicants to put their questions directly to the European Commission, present their ideas to stakeholders, meet potential partners and learn more about the state of the art and the broader policy context.
The e-Learning professionals have the perfect meeting oportunity to meet in this important event to be held in Dutch.
The main themes of the event:
- What's going on (in education, healthcare and business)!?
- The e-Lab: right away!
- Working and Learning
Those who are most in need of health education are the least likely to be reached by health promotion offers: adults who are socio-economically disadvantaged, with a low level of education and those with a migration background.
Health Box, co-funded by the EU’s LLP and co-ordinated by die Berater®, addresses this educational and social challenge. The project has developed methodologies, teaching and learning materials adult educators can immediately use in different education contexts where these disadvantaged adults can be found for other than health education reasons. They all aim at promoting knowledge, attitudes and skills related to prevent lifestyle diseases and thus at enhancing a healthy lifestyle.
The results of Health Box will now be presented and discussed in the wider perspective of the relationship between educational background, social status and health, and in the light of Best Practice examples from other European countries.