University of Belgrade, as the project coordinator, conducted a centralized tendering procedure for equipment purchase, planned within the project application. Relevant subcontracting procedures were conducted in line with with the E+CBHE Guidelines of the Use of the Grant and national legislation. The educational equipment worth over 200.000 euros is installed at the RS partner HEIs and implemented in undergraduate teaching and learning for about 2.500 health profession students as preparation for their professional practical/clinical placements.
The educational equipment acquired include: books, pedagogic material, clinical drug information database; audio-visual equipment for practical sessions capture and projection; computers and software; lab material and instruments; various equipment for different simulation labs (mannequines intended for practicing of different health care procedures as a preparation for clinical/practical placement, and interprofessional training of different health profession students; human psysiology teaching kit and treadmill; corneometer for determination of skin hydration level; different medical devices as nebulizers, manual and automatic blood pressure monitors, medicines compounding equipment as powder mixer, unguator and capsulae filling machine, bar code readers necessary for adequate simulation of drug dispensing process etc.).
ReFEEHS IPE Report
Based on the data obtained through ReFEEHS survey for academic staff and academic students, IPE Working group prepared report which includes overview of the current situation related to awareness and attitudes of academic staff and students on interprofessional education at four Universities from Serbia, partners ReFEEHS projects. Full report is available here.
ReFEEHS Interprofessional Education Survey for academic staff
ReFEEHS Interprofessional Education (IPE) Survey for academic staff was conducted with the aim to detail explores academic staff attitudes related to this method of education. The survey was conducted from October 15th 2016 to January 15th 2017 at the four RS universities – University of Belgrade, University of Kragujevac, University of Niš and University of Novi Sad. Total number of respondents was 303 (55.1% academic staff of Medicine study program, 23.8% Pharmacy, 20.8% Dental Medicine and 0.3% Nursing). The results obtained provide insights into the attitudes of academic staff on the importance of interprofessional education as foundation for improved quality of healthcare services and readiness for IPE implementation in Serbia. Overview of the survey results will be included in the ReFEEHS 3 Report.
ReFEEHS IPE Survey final questionnaires for academic staff could be found here:
ReFEEHS Need for Change Report
Based on the data obtained through institutional comparative analysis and ReFEEHS survey, Preparation Working group prepared comprehensive report which includes overview of the current situation related to experiential education, interprofessional education and teaching competencies development within the health professionals’ education, SWOT analysis and the recommendations for further improvement. ReFEEHS Need for Change Report was completed in March 2016 and served as an outline for the ReFEEHS Current practice and challenges in education within the health professions Symposium which was held at the University of Kragujevac on April 1-2, 2016. Full report is available here.
ReFEEHS Survey on Experiential Education, Interprofessional Education and Teaching Competencies Development
ReFEEHS Survey was conducted with the aim to explore students, academic staff and healthcare practitioners attitudes related to experiential education, interprofessional education and teaching competencies development. The survey was conducted in February 2016, at the four RS universities – University of Belgrade, University of Kragujevac, University of Niš and University of Novi Sad, with the support of the professional chambers, the professional associations and the healthcare institutions. Total number of respondents was 1508 (comprising 27% academic staff, 58% students and 15% healthcare practitioners). The results obtained provide valuable information about the current situation in healthcare professionals’ education in Serbia and insights into the attitudes of students, academic staff and healthcare practitioners on the importance of the improvement of professional education as foundation for improved quality of healthcare. Overview of the survey results is included in the ReFEEHS Need for Change Report.
Results on survey conducted could be found below: