Transformative Education
for Health Professionals

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On education and training institutions

  • Do health faculty development programmes increase confidence in teaching?
  • How and why do they make a difference in students’ learning and clinical performance? What are the effects of faculty development initiatives on patient outcomes and the health of populations? (Couper et al. 2012).
  • Do alternative pedagogical approaches such as problem-based learning, increased use of simulation methods, inter-professional education, improve student learning in the long term?
  • What are the training needs of educators that are generated by the utilization of innovative learning strategies?
  • Do changes in recruitment practices have an impact on the retention of health workers in underserved poor, isolated or rural zones?
  • What is the impact of decentralizing education and training programmes on rural recruitment and retention of health professionals?
  • What is the impact of inter-professional education on health professional practice (on teamwork for example)?
  • What are the effects of simulation methods on patient outcomes?