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State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemitanu”. Program development report. Initial assessment of the Master Program. Status quo report 2 years Master program Curricula is developed
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State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemitanu” Program development report
Initial assessment of the Master Program Status quo report • 2 years Master program Curricula is developed • 3 Master programs in Public Health (in epidemiology, hygiene and microbiology) will be implemented Master program Curriculum
Initial assessment of the Master Program List of objectives of the MA • Basis of legislation in the field of state surveillance of public health • Biostatistics • Informational systems in public health • Health promotion and education • Basis of medical microbiology • Infectious diseases • Bases of epidemiological surveillance in communicable and non- communicable diseases • Management and economy in health system • Elaboration of research / development projects • Management of public health risks, emergencies, and disasters • Environmental health surveillance • Children and youth health • Radioprotection and nuclear security • Nutrition and food safety • Occupational health • Special microbiology • Surveillance and control of communicable diseases
Initial assessment of the Master Program List of competencies to be achieved by graduates of the MA Epidemiology • Legislative acts, national programs for communicable disease combating and preventing • Organization and functioning of the infectious diseases surveillance and control system • Epidemiological investigation of infectious diseases foci and outbreaks • Planning activities to reduce the impact of infectious diseases on public health, including in emergencies • Evaluation of the efficiency and quality of infectious diseases control and prevention measures • Implementation of IHR (2005)
Initial assessment of the Master Program List of competencies to be achieved by graduates of the MA Hygiene • Surveillance and control of non-communicable diseases • Population’s health determinants • Elaboration and implementation of national and regional plans on health related to the environment • Children and youth health surveillance • International and national legislation in radioprotection and nuclear security • Evaluation of risk factors in occupational and residential environment • Health promotion and Diseases prevention • Elaboration and implementation of nutritional programs related to different groups of population
Initial assessment of the Master Program List of competencies to be achieved by graduates of the MA Special microbiology • Legislation regulating the activity of laboratories network of the Public Health System • Methods of investigation: bacterioscopical, bacteriological, virological, serological, allergic, molecular biology • Formulating the results and way of notification • Biosafety in microbiological laboratory. Biosecurity
Initial assessment of the Master Program Target-groups for recruitment • Graduates of the faculty of Medicine of the SUMPh“Nicolae Testemitanu”, specialty “Public Health”, 35-40 people each year Accreditation documents and approvals necessary • Reviewed curriculum (by 2 experts) are examined at: • Profile Commission (Faculty level) • Methodical Central Council (University level) • Approved by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education
Initial assessment of the Master Program Decision of the University to start the MA • Rector’s Ordinance nr.57/1-A of 14.09.2011 on implementation of the project and organizing a working group. • After approval of the Master Program by the Ministry of Education it will be issued a Rector’s Ordinance of program implementation, starting with 01.10.2012.
Initial assessment of the Master Program Academic person in charge of the MA • Faculties from the following departments: • Epidemiology • Hygiene • Social Medicine and Public Health • Microbiology • Economics, management and psycho-pedagogy in medicine • National center for Public Health • Republican Center of Calamities’ Medicine • Representatives of the Ministry of Health and SUMPh international partners (selective courses).
Initial assessment of the Master Program Administrative person in charge of the MA • School of Management in Public Health of the SUMPh“Nicolae Testemitanu” (Director prof. Dr. Oleg Lozan) The school was founded within the project “Developing Public Health capacities in the Republic of Moldova” financed by Soros-Moldova Foundation in 2003. Since 2007 School of Management in Public Health is a member of the Association of Schools of Public Health in European Region (ASPHER)
Initial assessment of the Master Program Assessment of existing infrastructure resources for the MA • Study rooms at the School of Management in Public Health, at the University departments, at National and Municipal (Chisinau) Centers for Public Health • Currently at the department of Hygiene is being prepared for opening an Informational Center equipped by the TEMPUS project and furnished by the SUMPh. Assessment of existing teaching human resources for the MA • Faculties from the mentioned University departments and institutions will be selected according their background and experience in training.
Status quo report List of existing Master programs at our University • Currently there is only one Master Program: Public Health Management Goal: Training public health professionals with skills for leadership activity in the health system, aimed for management of health care services, in-line to National and international standards, coordinating and implementing public health programs. Analysis of the existing national legislation • Law of Education nr. 574 from 21.07.1995 (Chapter II: “Systems of Education”, Article 28 “Master education”) • Law regarding state surveillance of public health nr. 10 from 03.02.2009
Status quo report Curricula of existing MA • Duration of studies is 2 years, including 10 sessions of full-time training, intensive courses - 1080 hours, distance PC based learning, and individual work - 2600 hours -120 credits. • The program includes courses determined by the health system needs, including: • Managerial Psychology, Biostatistics, Communication in PH, Basis of Legislation in PH, Management of primary health care, Emergency, Hospital services, Management of pharmaceutical, Stomatological, Rehabilitation services.
Status quo report Internal regulations of the University regarding MA programs • Chart of the SUMP “Nicolae Testemitanu” approved by the University Senate in 2010. Analysis of the political framework • National Public Health Policy of the Republic of Moldova for 2007-2021 Analysis of existing resources in the university • School of Management in Public Health has study rooms, an informational center, a library and can use necessary resources of the SUMPh. • Courses are given by SUMPhfaculties, specialists from the Public Health system, international experts, reprezentativesof international organizations (WHO, UNICEF, etc.)
Curricula characteristics Curricula and syllabus of all courses developed • 33 courses have been approved Methods of teaching used in each course • Lectures • Seminars and interactive practical works • Practical training • PC based distance learning Evaluation methods: • Written examination • Oral presentation (business plan, project) • Assisted evaluation on PC • Final examination • Defending of Master thesis
Curricula characteristics Grading scheme to be used Grading system: 1-10 points pass – fail Number of ECTS per course • Fundamental courses – 30 • Specialty courses – 50 • Practical training – 10 • Master thesis – 30 Totally – 120
Students of the new Master Program Entrance requirements • Graduates of the Faculty of Medicine, specialty “Public Health”. Selection criteria for new students • Number of points accumulated depending on grades during undergraduate studies and attributive coefficients: • Overall average grade x 0,3 • Grade in profile subject x 0,3 • Grade of the diploma thesis x 0,2 • Grade of the final examination x 0,2
Students of the new Master Program Potential career paths on the labor market for graduates • Public Health Centers (national, municipal, district) of the Ministry of Health • Departmental Public Health Centers (of the Ministry of Defense, Internal Affairs, Transports and Communications etc.) • Private laboratories and institutions • PhD programs • Research and educational medical institutions System of student evaluation of the courses • Grading scale: 1-10 points pass – fail • Forms of evaluation: • Tests (paper, PC, on-line) • Exams (written, oral) • Defending the Master Thesis
ICT Installed ICT resources • Informational Center at the School of Management in Public Health • Informational Center organized within current Master Program, integrated with informational network of Public Health System (with access to information and data for educational process) • University Center for distance learning via video-conferences (real time) Project website • http://usmf.md/index.php?page=proiectul-tempus-programe-de-masterat-in-sanatate-publica-si-servicii-sociale Web page of the School of Management in Public Health • www.public-health.md
Cooperation with TEMPUS Partners List of professors from other TEMPUS partners to teach at the MA • TEMPUS Partners from: • State University of Moldova • Romania • Great Britain • After the end of the Project we plan to be in touch with all Project partners. Student mobility plan involving the other TEMPUS partners • We will plan students’ mobility within the framework of cooperation agreements between the University, the School of Management in Public Health and medical, public health, and educational institutions from: Romania, France, Germany, Israel, Poland etc.
Training the trainers course – UK Partner report • Information about the contents of the master's degree programs in Public Health and Social Services at the University of Cumbria. • Elaboration, approval and implementation of a module in the field of Public Health at the University of Cumbria. Analysis of acquired knowledge • Public Health and Health Protection system in the UK • Undergraduate and postgraduate training of specialists in Public Health • Types of master's degrees which exist in UK • The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) • Criteria of evaluation of the developed courses • Methods of teaching of students and student mobility programs • New technologies used in the training process • Collaboration between School of Public Health and national / international Public Health stakeholders • New EU policies in the field of Public Health and Social Service
Training the trainers course – UK Analysis of acquired skills • Ability to elaborate a master degree program in Public Health • Implementation of ECTS in Master’s Program Plan to include training results in the MA • The structure of the Master Program in Public Health from University of Cumbria was used in elaborating of similar Curricula at our University
Training the trainers course – Sweden Partner report • Information about education system in Sweden, its structure and functionality • Legislation, polices and procedures • Problems of education and employment Analysis of acquired knowledge • Acquired knowledge about • master's degrees which exist in Sweden, • the credit system in higher education, international mobility of the students, • new technology in communication, • teaching and learning could be used for developing similar activities within Master Program Analysis of acquired skills • Adjustment of acquired skills in communication and teaching to developed Master Program • Implementation of elements of on-line Education Plan to include training results in the MA • A new module “Informational technologies in Public health“ was elaborated and recommended for Master program