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Meeting of the UK-Ireland Node of the InnoLife Consortium

The UK-Ireland node of the InnoLife Consortium met on Friday 30 January 2015 at 58 Princes Gate, South Kensington, London. InnoLife is a consortium of more than 50 core partners (and in addition 90 associate organisations) of leading businesses, research centres and universities from 9 European Union countries that has been selected by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) as the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) for EIT Health.
A group photo from the recent School of Public Health Away Day in Windsor

Electronic learning could enable millions more students to train as doctors and nurses worldwide

Electronic learning could enable millions more students to train as doctors and nurses worldwide, according to research carried out by the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College London.

A review commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) and carried out by Imperial College London researchers concludes that eLearning is likely to be as effective as traditional methods for training health professionals.

eLearning, the use of electronic media and devices in education, is already used by some universities to support traditional campus-based teaching or enable distance learning. Wider use of eLearning might help to address the need to train more health workers across the globe. According to a recent WHO report, the world is short of 7.2 million healthcare professionals, and the figure is growing.

The Imperial team, led by Dr Josip Car, carried out a systematic review of the scientific literature to evaluate the effectiveness of eLearning for undergraduat…