December 10, 2019

Innovative digital Skills & Teaching Methods for Effective Health Education in Lebanon & Syria – DIGIHEALTH project // First Meeting in Sweden, November 27-30, 2019


The Partners of the project “DIGIHEALTH, Innovative digital Skills & Teaching Methods for Effective Health Education in Lebanon & Syria” met on the 27-30 November 2019 in Sweden at the Linnaeus University, for the workshop “Digital challenges in Education” and the Steering Committee Meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to assess the progresses made by the project in promoting excellence and enhancing the teaching and learning approaches in health education in Lebanon and Syria, and to agree on future actions to accomplish goals.

UNIMED, leading the quality assurance measures for the project, has elaborated a Quality and Evaluation Plan which was presented at the meeting. The aim of the plan is to support the partners in ensuring the highest quality standards for project outputs, activities and results, to support decision-making by delivering necessary evidence to introduce changes when necessary, and measure to what extent the project has reached the desired impact.

The DIGIHEALTH project has conducted two Observation Visits at European Universities, during which thematic workshops took place.

Partners from Lebanese and Syrian health education institutions were first welcomed at the University of Genoa, Italy, on 10-13th of June, 2019 to visit university medicine, biotechnology and other health-related research centers, as well as the Center for Production of Video Material for E-learning. Later, the second observational training workshop took place at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on September 10-12th, 2019, where partners attended various training sessions including simulation-based learning, introducing concepts such as e-tools/courses development for health-related majors.

The visits and workshops were occasions for networking, exchange and training, get inspiration for research activities and collaboration. UNIMED assessment of the visits experience, show that participants were quite satisfied with the training, and some aspects were highlighted for their value, such as:

  • the e-learning workshops and training on E-tools for Advanced Simulation;
  • the visit to the simulation center SimAv (at the University of Genoa) and explanation about different types of simulations that could be realized in other similar centers;
  • the visit to the DISFOR center (at the University of Genoa) and explanation about course management system;
  • the lectures about different types of centers that could be established in the framework of the DIGIHEALTH project;
  • the discussion on academic and logistic aspects  of OSCE (Objective structured clinical examination) done at the University of Santiago de Compostela;
  • the elaboration of clinical scenarios for advanced simulation;

DIGIHEALTH is proving to be on the right track for success, keep following the project achievements and developments at