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New Facebook module available on the Website of VCPH

Actualización de Elluminate Live en el Aula Virtual

Last September was implemented in the portal of VCPH a new Facebook module, the social network with more users in the world.

Second Virtual Seminary of Health Human Resources Update

Seminarios

Medical Residency

During days 7 to October 22 will held in the classroom of the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH), Second Virtual Seminary of Health Human Resources which will address the issue of medical residency.

The Medical Residency Seminar aims to open a space for dialogue, exchange and reflection among participants with the purpose of analyzing the general problems of medical residency and identify joint ways to overcome them.

The seminar will consist of two forums as meeting spaces between all participants to address and discuss two topics of current interest:

5th meeting of the Technical Team of the VCPH Country Nodes

Celebrada  la Segunda Reunión del Equipo Técnico de los Nodos de Países del CVSP.

On September 21th, developed the 5th meeting of the Technical Team of the VCPH Country Nodes as on previous occasions, was conducted through the Elluminate room intended for exchange of work of the Technical Team on the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH).

This meeting was attended by teams Nodes: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Paraguay and technical teams of BIREME and the Regional VCPH.

Face-week on the Virtual Course "Management Palliative Care Program"

Paliativos

From 13th to 17th September, in the premises of the National Nurses Association and the School of Nursing at the University of Panama, was held the face-week on the Virtual Course Management Palliative Care Program of Panama.

This course is an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Social Security Fund of Panama with the collaboration of the University of Panama, FUNDACANCER, ANCEC, the Palliative Pro-care Association HOSPES and the sponsorship of the Pan American Health Organization through Virtual Campus of Public Health

Available in the VCPH classroom, the virtual course "Tobacco and Public Health: from theory to practice"

Tobbaco course

On September 15 was made available to users of the VCPH classroom the virtual course "Tobacco and Public Health: from theory to practice." This course is freely available and has been created both in Spanish and English.

The course consists of four modules: Introductory, Protection, Prevention and Cessation. The grouping is purely didactic, because most of the topics are related and complemented by the modules.

The general objectives of the course are:

Started Virtual Course: Pharmaceutical Services Renewed based on PHC

Pharmaceutical ServicesLast August began the virtual course "Pharmaceutical Services Renewed based on PHC", with an enrollment of 43 participants.

The virtual course on pharmaceutical services based on PHC for planners, whose vision is to support the development of pharmaceutical services with social relevance, integrated health systems based on PHC, which meet the needs of the individual, family and community. The roles and functions of the Pharmaceutical Services must be well defined so as to promote healthy lifestyles, access and rational drug use, contributing to the right to the highest attainable standard of health.

Update Elluminate Live on Virtual Classroom

 Update Elluminate Live on Virtual ClassroomIn the early days of September was held in the classroom of the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH) a major upgrade in the service of Elluminate.

This new version has new features that will be very helpful for the development of the sessions, as well as for access and organization of the various rooms within the course

The possibilities offered by Elluminate now to prepare in advance and upload the entire session before the activities and learning resources to be used in online courses, we will be implementing to the next year 2011 with a prior process of training.

Biostatistics Course with access from the VCPH

BioestadísticasThe electronic version of manual: Biostatistics: Methods and Applications of UD Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaga, also includes videos, test questions and is now accessible from the Virtual Campus of Public Health..

The course aims to introduce students to the first steps of Biostatistics, in an intuitive and real, with videos, and content questions about:

First Regional Workshop on Public Health Competency

Taller Mexico

From August 25 to 27,were held in Mexico the First Regional Public Health Competency.

For more information about the event you can visit the following link:

First Regional Workshop on Public Health Competency

Virtual Seminar Update Human Resources for Health "Work, training and new social values"

Seminar

From August 7 is being developed in the classroom of Virtual Campus of Public Health (CVSP) the Seminar Update Vitual Health Human Resources.

The Inaugural Conference and the debate about Health Careers were made by Mr. Gregorio Montero, Deputy Minister of Civil Service. Dominican Republic, Dr. Carlos Rosales, Regional Human Resources Advisor. PAHO / WHO and Dr. Rodolfo Kaufmann, Program Coordinator of the Adolescent Health and the Project Consultant EFPH (Essential Functions of Public Health), Ministry of Health of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Started semi-face course "Pharmacovigilance of medicines, vaccines and biological"

Pharmacovigilance

The course Pharmacovigilance of medicines, vaccines and biological: a pro-active. PAHO / WHO 2010 "began on August 6, this is a course with a virtual component, which will develop individual work, group sessions, real-time and working with tutors.

Additionally there will be a face meeting in Guayaquil, Ecuador during the month of September and the curriculum of the course will include the completion of a work of intervention where participants develop their professional activities.

Started Virtual Course: Designing educational programs and materials for the Learning Network

DiseñoThe virtual course: "Designing educational programs and materials for Learning Network" began on 5 August, in its 3rd version, with an enrollment of 59 participants, many of those enrolled are students of the course graduates virtual " Tutors for Learning Network "also developed in the classroom of the VCPH

The course aims to provide opportunities for participants to experience the process of designing educational programs and materials in virtual collaborative environments, utilizing the communication tools and production of digital interactive environment.

Director of the ENSP participated in the first class of Specialization of the UNA-SUS

BrasilTo start the Specialization in Primary Health Care for the Family in the distance mode, was held last Thursday, August 5, in Mato Grosso do Sul, the inaugural lecture of the course.

This specialization is promoted by Fiocruz Cerrado Pantanal and the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, with the support and funding from the Ministry of Labour Management and Health Education, the Ministry of Health, through the ANU -SUS.

The Director of the ENSP, Antonio Ivo de Carvalho, who is part of the Interinstitutional Commission on the UNA-SUS, was present at the meeting with about 500 professionals listed in the course.

Start the Course of Essential Public Health Functions

FESPOn 5 August, started the virtual course of Essential Public Health Functions (EPHF). This is the second version of the course and aims to develop leadership and management skills of the "Essential Public Health Functions" to contribute to public health practice, strengthening national health systems and improving the health of the population.

It adopts a modular structure with an introductory module familiarization VCPH platform, four thematic learning modules, and a final module that presents a proposal for intervention designed to solve a critical problem in relation to any EPHF, which will be selected by the participant from the beginning of the course.

XV International Congress on Technology and Distance Education, San Jose, Costa Rica

Nodo Costa Rica

In San Jose, Costa Rica will celebrete  on 3 to 5 November, the XV International Congress on Technology and Distance Education. The conference invites reflection on the challenges and innovations in higher education compared to twenty-first century student.

The themes are:

Launch of new website PALTEX

PALTEX

Last July was launched the new website of PALTEX, which will be integrated into the website of the Pan American Health Organization in the region and linked to Web sites PALTEX in country offices.

On this new page priority information is included on the values, structure, functioning and the achievements of PALTEX for them to serve the general public. Have also created tools for virtual dialogue.

The creators of the project have high hopes that it will become in a consultation for students, teachers, managers and health workers to health ministries, universities and professional organizations.

4th meeting of the Technical Team of the VCPH Country Nodes

Celebrada  la Segunda Reunión del Equipo Técnico de los Nodos de Países del CVSP.

On 20 July, was held the 4th meeting of the Technical Team of the VCPH Nodes of Countries of the year 2010. The meeting was held in the Elluminate room, this room has been designed for the exchange of work of the Technical Team and is in the classroom of the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH).

Started Virtual Course for Trainers of Physicians with a focus on Primary Health Care

Liderazgo Argentina

On July 15 began the first version of the Virtual Course for Trainers of Physicians with a focus on Primary Health Care

This course which started its activity with an enrollment of 65 students, aims to support the processes of change in medical schools and health services involved in the development of PHC renewed its area of influence, from the reflection on professional practice.

The program aims to provide opportunities for participants to analyze, exchange and experience developing new approaches and new training practices, utilizing the communication tools and virtual interactive environment production.

First Virtual Course "Leadership in Human Resources for Health" in Argentina

Leadership Argentina

The First Virtual Course "Leadership in Human Resources  for Health " developed since the space created for Argentina in the Virtual Classroom for countries of the region, began on 14 June.

This course has had three regional editions, which have participated regarding the Ministry of Health RRHH and the various provinces of Argentina.The country was represented also by tutors and experts who participated in his dictation and evaluation.

1st Virtual Course "Management of Palliative Care Program"

Palliatives

On June 14 began the 1st Virtual Course "Management of Palliative Care Programs" and is being developed from the space created for Panama in the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH) Classroom to countries of the Region.

This course is the first developed in Panama on VCPH, has an enrollment of 48 students from different provinces of the country and has a duration of 165 hours over 115 hours of networking and 50 face work hours.

II International Congress MoodleHealth 2011 "The Moodle Learning Network and Health."

MoodleSalud

Soon be published on our website the call to the Second International Congress MoodleHealth 2011 "The Moodle Learning Network and Health", to be held between 8 and 10 February in Havana, Cuba, and which will be organized by the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH) of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Node VCPH of Cuba coordinated by the National School of Public Health and INFOMED.

Virtual Seminar for Update of Human Resources for Health "Work, training and new social values"

Seminarios

Medical Careers and Residential Health

During the months of August and October, two seminars will held for upgrade of human resources in health.

These seminars raised expectations of a rich dynamic interplay based on open dialogue, confluent and creative about the conditions and possibilities that owns each of the topics to be analyzed, perceived trends as well as the role that the participants have in the generation of new contributions to be observers and creators in the management of these processes in each country.

Working to strengthen Peru's VCPH Node

Nodo Perú

Between 6 and 10 June, was performed a visit to Peru, where various activities were developed to analyze the current situation and development prospects of the Node of Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH) Peru.

As part of the V Andean Development of Human Resources for Health, Dr. Joseph B. Jardines, General Coordinator of the CVSP, gave a presentation on the Virtual Campus of Public Health.

We analyzed the current situation Node VCPH Peru with Dr. Victor Cuba, Dean of the School of Public Health, Cayetano Heredia University and Coordinator of Node CVSP Peru, scheduling the relaunch of the node for the next three months.

Started Virtual Course: Leadership in Health Human Resources

Leadership CourseOn June 3, started the Virtual Course IV: Leadership of Human Resources for Health.The course has an enrollment of 72 students seeking further information and the basis for reflection, generating new strategies of action for the transformation of the problems.

This course is delivered via the network learning using virtual media, through the Virtual Campus of Public Health, so that provides access to multiple "managers" in their own area of work and creates networks for exchanging experiences and debates on these important

Meeting of the VCPH Argentina Node

Argentina Node

On June 2 took place in ARG FLACSO a meeting of the VCPH Argentina Node, attended by representatives of major health institutions in the country.

The meeting was held in an atmosphere of warmth and enthusiasm nucleated professionals who had earlier participated in events as well as new members who perform different functions in their respective institutions. This diversity is further enriched the experience.

Started the virtual course management and health and safety of health workers

Started STSThe virtual course management and health and safety of health workers, began on May 20 in its second version in the classroom of the Virtual Campus of Public Health (CVSP). This course is aimed at managers that are responsible for policy development, program planning and implementation in health systems and services. As well as human resource trainers in the field of health, with particular emphasis on specialists in area of public health and union representatives who are doomed to the implementation of policies on occupational health.

Started Virtual Course on the Fundamentals of Social Determinants of Health 2010

Inicia CVDSS

On May 20, started the Virtual Course on Fundamentals of Social Determinants of Health in its second version which is intended to contribute to the continuing education of teachers and researchers in the field of Public Health at the social determinants approaches them possible to redirect her academic practice, also supporting excellence in human resource training claiming to achieve better health outcomes for population groups.

Working to strengthen Colombia VCPH Node

Node Colombia

Between 17 and 20 May, took place in Medellin, Colombia, an exchange with various universities in Colombia, with interests and developments in the field of e-learning in health and in the future can be integrated into the  Colombia VCPH Node.

The visit, conducted by Dr. Jose Baudilio Jardines, General Coordinator of the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH), Dr. Eduardo Guerrero, Regional Adviser, Human Resources and Dr. Gerardo Alfaro, Consultant HSS in the PAHO in Colombia, the main objective was to analyze the current situation and short-term prospects of the  Colombia VCPH Node.

Started the 2nd version of the Diploma in Health and Local Development

Started SyDeL

With an enrollment of 82 students, began on May 16, the second version of the Diploma in Health and Local Development. This course aims, to strengthen the link between health and local development to improve health situation and quality of life of citizens through the development of competence to act on inequality, reducing exclusion and achieve full access to the right to health.

This diploma is intended for: local government actors, institutional, academic, community and social organizations that promote local development and involved with specific health practices in response to three specific sections:

CONGRATULATIONS!!! VCPH-Brazil Node

FELICITACIONES!!!  para el Nodo CVSP-Brasil

After a joint effort by the team of the National School of Public Health Sergio Arouca ( NSPH / Fiocruz) and BIREME, we were able to conclude the process of interoperability for a complete collection of educational resources available on the NSPH repository, integrating them into Brazilian node of the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH).

Thanks to this work are available on the Web VHL / VCPH and integrated interface to the Virtual Health Library about 1358 new resources.

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