Pharmacotherapeutics for Remote Area Nurses online course, developed and co-ordinated by the Centre for Remote Health (CRH), and designed specifically for the Australian remote health workforce has recently been presented at an international workshop in Bangkok, Thailand, as an example of a good e-learning course.
Emeritus Professor Rick Speare, as a representative of Department of Global Health and Infectious Diseases (Tufts University, Boston USA), was invited to be involved in the ‘Planning meeting for e-learning development’ workshop run by the Thailand One Health University Network, which involved representatives from 6 Thai universities.
The workshop is an activity under the One Health Workforce component of the USAID funded Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT) Programme. The EPT Programme seeks to decrease the risk of emerging infectious diseases through education and training of health and environmental workforce, including online education, in emerging infectious diseases hotspots such as Southeast Asia and eastern and central Africa.
Professor Speare delivered a session at the e-learning development workshop, which covered the attributes and features of effective e-learning course. In the session the Pharmacotherapeutics for Remote Area Nurses was used to illustrate the points of optimal e-learning.
This exposure of Pharmacotherapeutics for Remote Area Nurses online course at an international workshop is testimony to the far reaching influence of the education programs developed at CRH.