College of Medicine and Health Sciences holds SBM-R workshop

Health Science Education Development Centre (HSEDC) of College of Medicine and Health Sciences has conducted three-day workshop on Standard-based Management and Recognition (SBM-R) for its employees at Video Conference Hall, Nechsar Campus. It began on 30th Jan and concluded on 2nd February, 2015.  ‘‘Previously, we have implemented SBM-R model based on this, we expect the participants to bring out their base-line assessment, action plan and to share their success stories and challenges. It will strengthen our perspective and approach in identifying gaps and formulating corrective measures,’’ said the Coordinator of HSEDC, Mr Teklemariam Gultie.
Exhorting 27 faculty members from School of Medicine, Department of Public Health, Midwifery, Nursing, Anesthesia, Radiology and Medical Laboratory Science, he asked them to set the precedent by becoming the role-model in AMU and for others as well.
The objective of the training is to enhance the quality of education using SBM-R tool in the institution. HSEDC, the nodal agency, working with five units i.e. Quality Assurance, Curriculum reviews & appraisal, Resource mobilization, faculty development and research and innovation; SBM-R is one of the components of its first unit, Teklemariam informed.
SBM-R, a proactive and practical management methodology focuses on the streamlined standardization and implementation of best practices that is meant to improve the performance and quality of health services.
Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics – Jhpiego - an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University has been instrumental in developing and implementing SBM-R in wide range of technical areas.
This workshop is the part of 5-year Human Resource for Health (HRH) Project, being implemented by HSEDC; and JHPIEGO, a USAID-funded NGO has funded this workshop.
Mekdes Kondale in her presentation titled, ‘‘Improving the quality of pre-service education using SBM-R approach,’ she touched upon the whole range of topics like four steps - setting the standard, implementing it and measuring the progress and recognize and reward achievements.
She dwelt into five-steps i.e. classroom and skill lab instruction, clinical and community instruction and practice, students performance assessment approaches, school infrastructure and training materials and educational management. And also exemplified as to how to score the assessment tool and summarize the results.
Teklemariam taught benchmarking, networking and measuring progress; Mesfin Mamo took sessions on cause-analysis techniques and motivation; the workshop also had group discussion and brainstorming in the subsequent days.

(By Corporate Communication Directorate: Philips Joseph)