Innovations in Transplant Education II (Videos Available)

Thursday July 05, 2018 from 09:45 to 11:00

Room: N-113

623.5 Increasing demand on Master Education for transplantation (Video Available)

Alicia Molina, Spain

Nephrology Resident
Nephrology and kidney transplant unit
Hospital clínic de Barcelona


Increasing Demand on Master Education for Transplantation

Martí Manyalich1,2, Chloë Ballesté Delpierre1,2, Ricard Valero Castell 1,2, David Paredes Zapata 2, Fritz Diekmann 2, Vicens Torregrosa Prats 2, Aurora Navarro 2, Ramon Adalia 2, Jordi Colmenero 2, Alberto Villamor2, Alba Coll Pérez1.

1TPM-DTI Foundation, Barcelona, Spain; 2Surgery and Surgical Specializations Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Introduction: Transplant Procurement Management (TPM) and the University of Barcelona (UB) offers a Master in Donation and Transplantation since 2004. Until 2010, 3 Spanish, 3 English and 4 Italian editions were held. Since 2011 it has been in English. From 2011, it is a modular program that includes 5 modules: Donation, Transplantation, Management, Training for Trainers and Tissue Banking. The aim of the study is to analyze the total number of students and their profile, as well as the scores in the Transplantation module to evaluate improving measures.
Materials and Methods: Data including number and profile of the students (gender, nationality and background) and course evaluation scores are organized in 2 periods due to the introduction of the modularity in 2011 (2004-2010 & 2011-2016). For the scores, the first period evaluates the final grade and the second, the scores in the latest modules that has been introduced in the program, the Organ Transplantation module.
Results and Discussion:
Number & profile: Ninety-six and 111 participants were registered in the master in the first and second period respectively. Most of them were women (2004-10: 56.25%; 2011-17:63.13%). The most common background was “medicine” during the first period (47.91%) and the second (57.66%), although background heterogeneity was lower. According to the specialization of the MD, Transplantation is the most frequent (64.93%), followed by Donation (32.46%) and others (2.59%).   
In the 2014-10 period, the nationalities according to the language were: 1 European for Italian edition, 14 from American countries in the Spanish edition, and 4 in the English edition, mostly from Asia (3).
In the 2011-16 period, students were from 32 different countries, mostly European (46) and American (50).
Scores: In 2005-2010 students were qualified on an on-site and online course on Donation & Transplantation, an internship and a Dissertation (FMD). The Master’s final grade was Pass/Fail. 100% of participants passed.
In 2011-2016, students were evaluated through modules, as well as an internship and a FMD. From 2011-2014 there was no Transplantation module offered. In 2015 and 2016 Organ Transplantation module was introduced to the program according to the background of the participants and their needs, as it was the largest group among the specializations of MD. Results show that Donation has the lowest score (7.32/10) and Transplantation the highest (8.15/10). Training the trainers obtained an 8.20/10, Management an 8.17/10 and Tissue Banking an 7.54/10. 
Conclusion: Considering that the main characteristics of the master are the students’ internationality and heterogeneity, the improving measures must focus on flexibility in the module selection and promoting online modality. Moreover, there is a direct impact in the increasing of the scores when the program is designed according to the needs and background of the participants.

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