TUTORIAL

Strengthening Network Education, Research and Innovation in Environmental Health in Asia

Coordinator in KazNMU: prof. Toguzbaeva K. K.

It’s a consortium of 5 EU and 10 Central and South Asian educational and research institutions:

  • University of Milan, Italy
  • University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Technical University Berlin, Germany
  • Learning Foundation and Developing Occupational Health, Netherland
  • EMC Space Technologies GmbH, Germany
  • International school of medicine, Kyrgyzstan
  • Osh State University, Kyrgyzstan
  • NGO “Taasir-Impact”, Kyrgyzstan
  • Kazakh National Medical University, Kazakhstan
  • Karaganda State Medical University, Kazakhstan
  • Semey State medical University, Kazakhstan
  • Avicenna Tajik State Medical University, Tajikistan
  • Khujand State University, Tajikistan
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, India
  • Padmashri Vikhe Patil College, India

Expected short term impact of the project

  • From Kyrgyzstan – 90 Trained trainers from Central Asian and Indian universities
  • From Kazakhstan – Enhanced English language knowledge of 20 teachers from each Central Asian and Indian university
  • From Iran – Updated professional competences of 10 teachers from each         Central Asian and Indian university
  • From India – Revised MSc & PhD programs / Introduced new MSc studies
  • From Italy E-laboratories with managed learning environment at each Central Asian and Indian university

Expected long term impact of the project

  • From Kyrgyzstan – Increased & improved educational and research capacities of Central Asian and Indian universities
  • From Kazakhstan – Grown cooperation and networking between EU, Central Asian and Indian universities
  • From Iran – Better quality of teaching at MSc & PhD programs of Central Asian and Indian university
  • From India – Increased academic mobility between EU, Central Asian and Indian universities
  • From Italy- Input in improving environmental health, public health & social well-being of population of Central Asia and India

KazNMU work on that project:

  • Intensive English courses for teachers was launched
  • Dissemination is ongoing

Activities aimed at improving the sustainability of the project:

  • Strategic and operational planning.
  • Development of the organizational and economic mechanism for project implementation.
  • Formation of a working group.
  • Project support.
  • Information system.
  • Involvement in action.
  • Involvement in decision-making.
  • Implementation of a system for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of project implementation activities.

Effect of project:

Effect at individual level
Effect on number of applicants and/or career development

 

·  The project will improve the attractiveness of master’s course programs, designed according to the European universities methodology while introducing ECTS system

·  Study of a program, certified by international agency, will have positive effect on employment of graduates of that program

·  Project participants will have the opportunity to improve their positions at the university

 

Behavior changes

 

 

·  To improve the language, academic, research and other competencies, the communication with foreign colleagues will be as often as it possible

·  Faculty members will come into personal contact with foreign colleagues for further cooperation

·  International mobility of project participants will be activated

·  It will become possible to disseminate own achievements in the field of teaching methods

·  Students’ involvement in educational programs development will increase

 

Mastered skills

 

·  Following skills of project participants will be improved:

·  Personal/behavioral – related to communication with project participants; development of organizational competencies in the field of human resources management

·  Technical – while working with new equipment

·  ICT – when introducing distance learning on the educational portal;

·  Academic/Scientific/Research – when developing of educational programs, mastering new assessment and teaching methods; improving competencies in biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, etc., publishing joint articles and participating in joint scientific projects;

·  Language – 20 employees of the university will improve their English proficiency after completing English language courses; development of international mobility between project participants

 

·  Effect at institutional level
New forms of work/cooperation at the universities of strategic partners

 

·  We will have experience in designing modular programs of master’s course in Public health and Medical-preventive work (Hygiene) according to the European universities methodology, which makes it possible to use this experience towards other educational programs of the university

·  Quality of assessment and teaching methods will be improved

·  Trained staff will use their competencies in designing other educational programs, as well as in teaching foreign students in English

·  We will gain experience in international accreditation, which makes it possible to use it towards other educational programs

·  Distance learning portal will be upgraded

·  Material and technical base will be strengthened due to the purchase of new equipment

·  National and international cooperation will be extended

·  University awareness, competitive ability and attractiveness will increase

 

·  Contribution of the project to development of new policies / provisions in the partner countries.

·  The acquired competencies in the project will make it possible to make proposals to the Ministry of Health  and the Ministry of Education and Science, the Republican Center for Health Development, regional health departments to update the normative legal acts on higher education issues

·  The project will improve researches in the field of environment and public health of the region

 

Contribution  to the development or renewal of the national and regional policy of higher education ·      Contribution of the project to development of new policies / provisions in the partner countries.

·      The acquired competencies in the project will make it possible to make proposals to the Ministry of Health  and the Ministry of Education and Science, the Republican Center for Health Development, regional health departments to update the normative legal acts on higher education issues

·      The project will improve researches in the field of environment and public health of the region

Contribution to the creation or further development of external authorities ·      The trained staff will be able to participate in the procedure of national and international accreditations as experts and propose changes in the normative legal acts
Innovative character of outcomes ·      New disciplines will be developed, the educational programs of the Master’s program in «Public Health» and «Medical-preventive care» specialties will be updated

·      International accreditation of the educational program will be held for the first time

·      Quality management tools will be revised: on teaching and assessment methods; on teaching technologies, including distance learning; on risk management; staff development

·      The exchange of experience between participating universities in the field of development of modular programs and electives will be activated by conducting master classes, conferences and working meetings

Effect on society as a whole

 

New forms of collaboration with employers and other concerned parties (e.g. SPS, associations, etc.) •             We will consistently communicate with employers and other concerned parties at the local and regional levels in the form of program graduates’ survey, joint discussion of regional issues and solution paths, etc.

•             Graduates of renewed and internationally certified educational programs will work at the organizations aimed at improving public healthcare and environment of the region and state as a whole

•             Improving educational programs due to introduction of new electives covering the issues of influence of ecological and production risk factors on the population health, introduction of scientific research methods will make it possible to solve ecological issues at he regional and national levels

Contribution to development and improvement of approaches for lifelong learning at the universities of strategic partners ·              Development of distance learning will give the opportunity for part-time and in-service education, as well as improve continuous professional development skills

·              Strengthening cooperation between Kazakhstani medical universities, CIS and European universities will help to establish constructive dialogue and mutual understanding, as well as to generate global ideas between teachers and master’s students

·              Considering long term living of East Kazakhstan region population in environmentally neglected zone due to nuclear tests at the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site, great scientific potential and high scientific achievements of SSMU teachers in the field of radioecological investigations, presence of scientifc targeted programs in the field of radiation medicine, it would be highly advisable to introduce experience of scientific work in the educational process.