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FORCE - Framework for Online Radiographer Clinical Education

Name of the Project: FORCE – Framework for Online Radiographer Clinical Education

Type of Project: Erasmus+ Programme Key Action 226 - Partnerships for Digital Education Readiness

Reference: 2020-1-IE02-KA226-HE-000783

Period: 01/05/2021 – 30/04/2023

 

Project summary:

Radiography institutions across Europe and internationally are at varying stages of digital readiness and resourcing to optimise distance learning and this project will offer realistic support options to enhance Radiography training and develop digital learning skills sets in staff and students.

The FORCE project will leverage this international experience in order to deliver a resource that encompasses a pan-European dimension of radiographic practice that would not be possible within a project developed on a local basis. The FORCE project aligns to the focus of building and implementing online, blended and distance learning and the development of educators to enable them to deliver high quality inclusive digital education.

Thus, the overall aim of the FORCE project is to develop a virtual web-based learning resource where Radiography undergraduates across Europe can engage in interactive, problem based development of radiographic knowledge, ability and professional awareness.

Objectives:

  1. Establishment of a web based virtual learning environment accessible initially across partner organisations, and subsequently deliverable as an open resource.
  2. Develop comprehensive patient stories to capture the personal and medical history of each.
  3. Delivery of a variety of interactive tools through which students can negotiate the learning material in the VLE. In essence the VLE will present students with a simulation of an imaging and therapy "department", with patients to be examined and problems to be solved.
  4. Harvest evaluation from both students and staff on the functionality, ease of operation, usefulness, level of competence development and future potential of the resource.

 

Lead partner:

University College Dublin (Ireland)

Partners:

FH Campus Vienna (Austria)

HVL Bergen (Norway)

P.PORTO (Portugal)

Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

Turku University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

University of Malta (Malta)

University of Suffolk (United Kingdom)


Total funding: ≈ 300.000 Euros

ESS | P. PORTO budget: ≈ 33.000 Euros

 

Project Coordination in ESS | P. PORTO: Pedro Costa (Medicina Nuclear)

 

Staff involved in ESS | P. PORTO:

Pedro Costa

Others (to be updated)