Pre-Symposium Workshops

Event Title

Social accountability and quality assurance in Health Professions Education

Presenter Information

Somaya Hosny
Mohamed Elhassan Abdalla

Location

CHS Tutorial Room 2 A & B

Start Date

25-1-2013 9:30 AM

Abstract

Overview

Since the publication of the definition of Social Accountability by WHO in 1995, many initiatives were conducted to promote the concept of social accountability such as the Towards Unity for Health Initiative lead by WHO and many other organizations. The Global Consensus for Social Accountability of Medical Schools (GCSA) published in 2010 is considered the important initiatives for promotion of the concept; the consensus has set ten strategic directions to promote social accountability among medical schools.

The consensus is now forming the basis for many developments in medical schools in particular and other health professions education institutes in general in individual countries, regionally and internationally in areas of curriculum reform, quality assurance and accreditation of medical schools. The notion of quality in health professions education to ensure quality of products is increasing within individual countries, regionally and internationally, specially with globalization of medical practice and new initiatives concerning the society’s priorities of health.

The use of standards either in internal quality assurance process or in the external one done by the accrediting bodies is one of the important issues in planning and executing of health professions education programs. Exposure to the planning and implementation of quality assurance process to satisfy the community health concern is very important to health professions education leaders and medical school’s staff.

Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to

  1. Define the different roles of medical schools as a partner in the health system Define the term social accountability in medical education
  2. Discuss the difference between the terminologies used in social accountability
  3. Use the social accountability grid to determine the values related to social accountability within the school
  4. Recognize the different definitions in the field of quality
  5. Discuss the principles of quality assurance in medical education
  6. Describe the dimensions, levels and guidelines of an internal quality assurance system in medical education.
  7. Match the ten areas of global consensus of social accountability with the standards used for conducting self evaluation

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Social accountability and quality assurance in Health Professions Education

CHS Tutorial Room 2 A & B

Overview

Since the publication of the definition of Social Accountability by WHO in 1995, many initiatives were conducted to promote the concept of social accountability such as the Towards Unity for Health Initiative lead by WHO and many other organizations. The Global Consensus for Social Accountability of Medical Schools (GCSA) published in 2010 is considered the important initiatives for promotion of the concept; the consensus has set ten strategic directions to promote social accountability among medical schools.

The consensus is now forming the basis for many developments in medical schools in particular and other health professions education institutes in general in individual countries, regionally and internationally in areas of curriculum reform, quality assurance and accreditation of medical schools. The notion of quality in health professions education to ensure quality of products is increasing within individual countries, regionally and internationally, specially with globalization of medical practice and new initiatives concerning the society’s priorities of health.

The use of standards either in internal quality assurance process or in the external one done by the accrediting bodies is one of the important issues in planning and executing of health professions education programs. Exposure to the planning and implementation of quality assurance process to satisfy the community health concern is very important to health professions education leaders and medical school’s staff.

Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to

  1. Define the different roles of medical schools as a partner in the health system Define the term social accountability in medical education
  2. Discuss the difference between the terminologies used in social accountability
  3. Use the social accountability grid to determine the values related to social accountability within the school
  4. Recognize the different definitions in the field of quality
  5. Discuss the principles of quality assurance in medical education
  6. Describe the dimensions, levels and guidelines of an internal quality assurance system in medical education.
  7. Match the ten areas of global consensus of social accountability with the standards used for conducting self evaluation