The conditions for education will change when the new content of Karolinska University Hospital’s care activities is implemented

Published 2017-06-08 17:04. Updated 2017-06-14 16:00Denna sida på svenska

The Board for Higher Education has investigated how education at Karolinska University Hospital in Solna will be affected by the new content of the hospital’s care activities. The Board’s report was handed over to the vice-chancellor on the 30th of May.

The investigation shows that, if measures are not implemented, students who currently have either clinical education placements or courses based at Karolinska University Hospital in Solna will not be able to achieve certain intended learning outcomes and qualitative targets.

“The medical programme is the one that is most affected. However, a number of other programmes are also concerned,” reveals Annika Östman Wernerson, dean of higher education.

She explains: “Students need to meet patients who have standard and emergency conditions so that they are able to independently diagnose and treat these. For students to be able to acquire the ability to work as team members, there have to be arenas for interprofessional learning.”

In some cases, all students on a certain course are affected because they are all based at Karolinska University Hospital in Solna. However, in the majority of cases, only some of a course’s students are affected.

The report from the Board for Higher Education details the consequences of the changes in the content of Karolinska University Hospital’s care activities. It also identifies where conditions are best for conducting education and proposes solutions.

Concerned departments investigated the consequences for research and education

The vice-chancellor also commissioned the departments concerned to investigate and propose measures to ensure the carrying out of the research and teaching and learning they have undertaken to provide.

“In the next step, pro-vice-chancellor Anders Ekbom is responsible for producing a compilation of identified problems and proposed measures, timelines, resource needs and people in charge included therein. It is especially important to identify problems that KI itself cannot rectify", says Karin Dahlman-Wright, acting vice-chancellor.

The compilation will provide a basis for further discussion of KI’s future research and education at Karolinska University Hospital.

View the report and appendix for more details (only in Swedish)


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