Online Learning Update

July 28, 2011

Online Learning: Building a college without walls

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

by Aoife Connors, Irish Medical Times

The training method at COSECSA is bound by the principle of a ‘college without walls’. The College has no physical teaching buildings and instead training is undertaken in accredited hospitals. Thus far, the collaboration programme has established and equipped 18 ICT labs in Kenya, Zambia, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Malawi and Uganda. A dedicated e-learning platform has been launched, known as In March 2010, new online courses began for continuous development and a COSECSA website has been designed. COSECSA has two programmes: the membership that is a certificate of competence in surgery at general medical officer grade, requiring two years’ training; and the fellowship, a specialist qualification in general, orthopaedics, neurosurgery, urology or plastic surgery, which requires five years’ training.

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