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Title: Design and implementation of the European-Mediterranean Postgraduate Programme on Organ Donation and Transplantation (EMPODaT) for Middle East/North Africa countries
Author: Ballesté, Chloë
Valero, Ricard
Istrate, Melania
Peralta, Patricia
Mosharafa, Ashraf Adel
Morsy, Ahmed Ali
Bakr, Mohamed Adel
Abdelkader, Ahmed Ibrahim Kamal
Sheashaa, Hussein
Juvelekian, Georges S.
Khachab, Maha
Ahdab, Reshi
Faour, Wissam
Jouti, Nadia Tahiri
Gharbi, Mohammed Benghanem
Bayahia, Rabia
Dakka, Taoufik
Desatnik, Peter
Jambou, Patrick
Pisarski, Przemyslaw
Samson Himmelstjerna, Patrick
Lücking, Klaus Michael
Manyalich, Martí
The EMPODaT Consortium
Keywords: Donació d'òrgans
Trasplantament d'òrgans
Àfrica del Nord
Àfrica oriental
Projectes de postgrau
Donations of organs
Transplantation of organs
North Africa
East Africa
Projectes de postgrau
Issue Date: Aug-2021
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Abstract: This prospective study reports the design and results obtained after the EMPODaT project implementation. This project was funded by the Tempus programme of the European Commission with the objective to implement a common postgraduate programme on organ donation and transplantation (ODT) in six selected universities from Middle East/North Africa (MENA) countries (Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco). The consortium, coordinated by the University of Barcelona, included universities from Spain, Germany, Sweden and France. The first phase of the project was to perform an analysis of the current situation in the beneficiary countries, including existing training programmes on ODT, Internet connection, digital facilities and competences, training needs, and ODT activity and accreditation requirements. A total of 90 healthcare postgraduate students participated in the 1-year training programme (30 ECTS academic credits). The methodology was based on e-learning modules and face-to-face courses in English and French. Training activities were evaluated through pre- and post-tests, self-assessment activities and evaluation charts. Quality was assessed through questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. The project results on a reproducible and innovative international postgraduate programme, improvement of knowledge, satisfaction of the participants and confirms the need on professionalizing the activity as the cornerstone to ensure organ transplantation self-sufficiency in MENA countries.
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It is part of: Transplant International, 2021, vol. 34, num. 8, p. 1553-1565
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ISSN: 0934-0874
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