A company has launched a video-based e-learning site for healthcare professionals.
The site will provide training from dental and medical professional bodies, and there is already a contribution from the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency.
The courses are available for download to the user’s PC from the website – www.edcastmedical.com – with prices starting at £20.
Discussions regarding further courses are also underway between the company – StreamOn – and other professional bodies and colleges at home and overseas.
‘Each course addresses a training issue in depth using a range of learning tools, including video lectures with PowerPoint, video-based patient/practitioner scenarios, equipment and procedure video demonstrations, knowledge testing, supporting downloadable documentation, and discussion forums,’ explained Mark McCann of StreamOn, the company whose idea it is.
‘Thanks to the benefits of broadband technology there is the added convenience to the professional of being able to update their knowledge and skills whenever and wherever they want,’ he added.
Agnes McKnight, director of Postgraduate General Practice Education, Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency, said: ‘The life of the modern GDP is very busy and their time is very precious, so it isn’t always possible to attend training meetings and courses.
For more information and to register, visit www.edcastmedical.com