ERIC Number: ED253647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Role of WHO Participating Centres in Continuing Education, Specialty Training and Educational Research. Report on a Seminar (London, England, October 31-November 2, 1983).
World Health Organization, Copenhagen (Denmark). Regional Office for Europe.
This document reports on a seminar to discuss the role that World Health Organization (WHO) participating centers should play in meeting the priority educational needs of the European Region in specialty training, continuing education, and educational research. The three working papers are summarized, and results of discussion on them are noted. The working paper (by H.R. Noack) on the role of WHO participating centers in educational research focuses attention on what should be the most relevant areas of research in health labor force development and what research strategies should be adopted. The working paper on specialization (by. J. Parkhouse) underlines the ambivalent nature of medical specialization, emphasizes the role of primary medical care, and draws attention to questions regarding postgraduate training. The working paper on the role of WHO participating centers in continuing education (by B. Paccagnella) suggests that health personnel possess professional experience but need a reorientation of their professional attitudes towards the implications of primary health care. Three priority areas for research identified by seminar participants are discussed: evaluation of continuing education, decision making in regard to specialization, and systems of specialization. Suggestions are made for creation of a network of persons engaged in teaecher training in the WHO European Region. (Summaries in French, German, and Russian are attached.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Family Practice (Medicine), Foreign Countries, Health Personnel, Labor Force Development, Medical Education, Medical Services, Primary Health Care, Professional Continuing Education, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Specialization, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Copenhagen (Denmark). Regional Office for Europe.
Identifiers: World Health Organization European Region