Supporting the Professionalisation of Health Engineering Studies and Related Areas in Asia

Project Overview

Project Title Supporting the Professionalisation of Health Engineering Studies and Related Areas in Asia
Project Number 573909-EPP-1-2016-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
Country Uzbekistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 500 001 - 1 000 000
Project Start – Project End October 15, 2016–October 14, 2019
Project Status Active

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) 890.822
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• Universidad de Oviedo (Spain) - Project Coordinator
• Pokhara University (Nepal)
• Samarqand Veterinariya Meditsinasiinstituti (Uzbekistan)
• Samarqand Davlat Tibbiyot Instituti (Uzbekistan)
• Toshkent Axborot Texnologiyalari Universiteti Samarqand Filiali (Uzbekistan)
• Tribhuvan University (Nepal)
• Universidade De Lisboa (Portugal)
• Staffordshire University (United Kingdom)
• Edex - Educational Excellence Corporation Limited (Cyprus)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
Beneficiary National government

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The aim of the SPHERA Erasmus + proposal is to facilitate interdisciplinary studies in health engineering and related areas with a focus on improving existing conditions and in-depth knowledge of how to use medical equipment, deliver effective modern sanitation and other public health interventions in urban and rural areas in low-income and transitional economies.

Objective

To prepare a new generation of specialist engineers and technicians who will have major positive effects in both the health technology industry sector and the public health system through the appropriate management of emergency situations and safe use of medical technology.

Project Objectives
  • To contribute to better and more targeted public health based relief following disasters.
  • To formulate MSc Curriculum on Health Engineering Materials in relation to the Environmental Science in coordination to the European Higher Education Institutions.
  • To set up laboratory facilities and prepare for the piloting of the course.
  • To provide capacity building of the related faculties, technical staff.
Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Policy Advice & Development, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Standards and curriculum development, Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Health Care and Social Welfare, Interdisciplinary Sciences
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers, Training providers (public and private)
Related Projects

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Activities
  1. Creation of multidisciplinary postgraduate programs in Nepal and Uzbekistan, following the Bologna model (competence-based approach, learning outcomes and compatible with ECTS), the structure of the programs will lead to comparable degrees that will allow mutual recognition and increased students and teaching staff mobility.
  2. Developing a series of compulsory modules that will promote teachers’ and students’ knowledge and skills in a range of areas.
  3. Introduction of the principles and practice of public health engineering to bridge the gap between theory, policy and practice.
  4. Exploring medical technologies in hospitals and considering engineering responses to complex emergencies, especially regarding the provision of water supply, sanitary services and shelter.
Project Results
  • Postgraduate programs in accordance with the Bologna model (competence-based approach, learning outcomes and compatible with ECTS) developed.
  • Compulsory modules promoting teachers’ and students’ knowledge and skills in a range of areas developed.
  • Principles and practice of public health engineering introduced.
  • Medical technologies in hospitals explored.

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