E-learning platform introduced for final years of nursing, midwifery diploma courses

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Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe chairs the online meeting to introduce e-learning platform for nursing courses on 6 January 2021. Photo : MNA

Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe presided over a meeting via videoconferencing yesterday to introduce the e-learning platform in conducting the 3-year diploma course in nursing and midwifery and 2-year diploma course in midwifery.
At the meeting, the Union Minister highlighted the role of Myanmar nurses and midwives in the four major healthcare sectors of upgrading public health services, prevention of diseases, treatments and rehabilitation works. He also expressed his appreciation for their works at the front line in COVID-19 measures and explained e-learning platforms for the healthcare professions.
The Union Minister recommended an interactive teaching-learning approach in conducting the courses, assistance of officials from the Department of Human Resources for Health and specialists from the relevant hospitals, the open-book exam system and the take-home exam as in developing countries. The e-learning platform for the courses is supported by non-profit health organization Jhpiego affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.
The introduction of e-learning platform ceremony was attended by senior officials from Department of Human Resources for Health, rectors of the University of Nursing (Yangon) and the University of Nursing (Mandalay), professors, principals of nursing and midwifery training schools, trainee nurses and midwives, and representatives from UNFPA, UNICEF, Access to Health Fund and Jphiego. —MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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