Developing a digital platform for hospital management education in India

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Organisation: University of New England (UNE)

Sector: Education

AIC Priority Area: Lifting outcomes in India Economic Strategy sector

Project description

This Australian-Indian collaborative project will develop and evaluate a prototype for a contextualised online learning platform for training and development of hospital managers in India.  Focusing on this area of identified service need, the project will create cutting-edge content for job-relevant online courses; raise awareness in India of the utility and authenticity of online education; and, devise a model for in-country educational support.  Situation-based learning scenarios, gathered through consultations and workshops with diverse industry stakeholders, will explore the complexities of effective decision-making by Indian hospital managers. Five examples of best-practice will be created with application to services provided at India's large hospital chains, smaller regional hospitals, and community centres. Once developed, the prototype will form the basis of short courses and enhanced content in UNE’s postgraduate degrees in Health Management. These courses will be available online from Trimester 3, 2020, and offered in India with support from local expert tutors.

Key dates

  • 30 September 2020 – Policy paper to inform government on key learnings and considerations of the project, Armidale
  • 1 June 2020 – Testing of examples of learning materials with end-users, Mumbai + regional and community sites
  • 3 December 2019 – Workshops in India (6), Mumbai + regional and community sites
  • 2 December 2019 – Mumbai High Commission, Project Launch

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Last Updated: 12 August 2019