21 Professors from Ukrainian universities visited Aristotle University to participate in the Workshop, entitled “Capacity Building in Education for Ukraine: Simulations and Scenario-based Learning for Emergency Health Care”, organized by the Department of Medicine and the Laboratory of Medical Physics and Digital Innovation of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with the support of the Special Unit for Biomedical Research and Education (MEIRU), on, Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at the KEDEA of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
During the workshop, topics such as “Challenges of training and effective decision making in wartime”, “Quality assurance in wartime”, “Healthcare simulation and capacity building during the ongoing war”, etc. were developed.
The conference was held in the framework of the research project “SimS – Medical Simulation and Scenario-based Learning for Emergency Care”, with the scientific responsibility of the Director of the Laboratory of Medical Physics and Digital Innovation of the Department of Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Professor Panagiotis Bamidis. In the SimS project, AUTH is one of the institutions committed to providing specialized training and know-how transfer to Ukrainian universities participating in the project. The academic staff of the Ukrainian institutions will be trained to create simulation scenarios and to use innovative technologies for the development of virtual scenarios and their evaluation. In particular, training will be provided on: “Scenario-based learning”, “Emergency health care”, “Psychological support and intervention in emergencies” and “Development of digital training scenarios (virtual patients)”.
The SimS research project started in January 2023 and will end in December 2025. SimS is implemented by the Medical Physics and Digital Innovation Laboratory of the Department of Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in collaboration with nine partners from seven universities in Ukraine, two in Spain, and one in Lithuania. Funding for the project was approved by the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education program, which concerns the capacity building of European universities towards universities in non-EU countries.
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