Project details

Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action: Capacity Building in Higher Education
Coordinator: Westsachsische Hochschule Zwickau (Germany)
Start date/ End date: 15.10.2015/ 14.10.2018.
Budget: 899 624 €
WHY KYRMEDU?
The project idea is based on the observation that the state of the healthcare system in Kyrgyzstan is suboptimal and education regarding the operation of advanced medical equipment (such as diagnostic devices) is poor
 
WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO?
One of the project's main objectives is to install a healthcare training lab. Since the budget for the healthcare sector in Kyrgyzstan is limited the appropriate equipment which will be provided via a sharing model which will allow all partner universities to use the healthcare training lab for educating staff and students.

About project

WIDER OBJECTIVE
Improve the quality and strengthen the role of Kyrgyzstan's (KG) higher education institutions (HEIs) in society at large by developing new and innovative healthcare-related study (healthcare informatics/economics and biomedical engineering) in order to target needs of labour market and public services, empower medical doctors and technical staff to make efficient use of the existing healthcare equipment as well as boost national and international cooperation by sharing new curricula, teaching methods and materials.
SPECIFIC PROJECT OBJECTIVES
Empower HEIs in KG to contribute to the development of lifelong learning by establishing IT infrastructure at HEIs and training in technology enhanced learning
Develop further qualifications according to the Qualification Framework (QF) for lifelong learning (LLL) in KG
Develop and deliver pilot courses in healthcare informatics and biomedical engineering
Improve cooperation among KG universities, industry and labour market by establishing study programmes (incl. practical training periods) focused towards the needs of the Kyrgyzs labour market and public healthcare sector
IMPORTANCE OF PROJECT
Proposed study programmes fosters ability of students, hospital staff to understand, install, operate, maintain complex medical devices connected with complex software/hardware systems, and to design, implement, run, administer, maintain complex software systems and the required computer hardware.
AIMS OF PROJECT
PROMOTION
Promoting the professional development of staff and youth workers in ICT methodologies
SUPPORTING
Support eligible Partner Countries to address the challenges facing their higher education institutions and systems, including those of quality, relevance, equity of access, planning, delivery, management, governance.Contribute to the cooperation between the EU and the eligible Partner Countries
IMPROVING
Improve the quality of higher education and enhance its relevance for the labour market and society.
Improve the level of competences and skills in HEIs by developing new and innovative education programmes.

Project activities and results

The project has several main areas of development: business case evaluation for healthcare improvements in Kyrgyzstan, curriculum development, teacher education. Besides, the technical infrastructure has to be developed and operated.

 

BUSINESS
CASE EVALUATION
An important building block for the evaluation is the data analysis. It will be substantially supported by the Kyrgyz partners, notably the partners from the remote regions. An important aspect of the analysis is the cultural difference to the EU healthcare system. From the analysis the demand will be derived. First stands the demand to fill gaps in the healthcare system, second, and most important for the project, the demand of educational capacities. The results will be a blueprint on which the further executing institutions can build up.
CURRICULUM
DEVELOPMENT
In the first phase the main framework of the curriculum will be derived. The following areas are most important: biomedical engineering, medical informatics and healthcare economics. The framework development will be based on the experiences of the EU partners, bringing in blueprints for Bachelor study cycles with the different specializations. The resulting curriculum framework is a fusion of different curricula, strongly aligned with the local requirements.
TEACHER
EDUCATION
In the first phase the main framework of the curriculum will be derived. The following areas are most important: biomedical engineering, medical informatics and healthcare economics. The framework development will be based on the experiences of the EU partners, bringing in blueprints for Bachelor study cycles with the different specializations. The resulting curriculum framework is a fusion of different curricula, strongly aligned with the local requirements.

About the project