TUNISIA – Honoris United Universities has announced a new partnership with Lecturio, an online medical education platform, to train healthcare professionals.
The partnership reinforces Honoris’ stance as a leader in health education in Africa and particularly in Tunisia, alongside its Honoris Medical Simulation Center in Tunis, accredited by the international body Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
The new partnership with Honoris United Universities represents its first in the North African region. The addition of Lecturio to the Honoris network of partnerships reflects its emphasis on academic innovation by providing students with access to advanced learning technologies.
Tunisia-based Honoris institutions UPSAT and Université Centrale will offer access to the Lecturio platform to an initial cohort of 2,000 students across four campuses in Tunisia.
Key professions include Nursing, Anesthesia, Physical Therapy, Eye Care, Orthoptics, Medical Imaging, Operating Room Instrumentation, Human Nutrition, Dental Prosthetics, and Midwifery.
Through Lecturio, users gain access to premier medical education materials and artificial intelligence learning support of over 10,000 videos with linked quiz questions, concept pages, and a clinical case question bank.
“New learning systems that accelerate and improve skills acquisition are increasingly important as the higher education sector continues to evolve with the pace of change in industry, particularly crucial in healthcare education,” Dr. Ilhem Mestiri, Manager Director of UPSAT and Project Lead for the platform across Honoris, said.
“The successful pilot with Lecturio this year proved that the benefits of an adaptive learning platform that is built on evidence-based teaching methods were undeniable for both students and faculty.
“We look forward to equipping our students, and the healthcare leaders of tomorrow, with the skills acquired through our multi-faceted, world-class approach, bolstered by this new capability.”
A continually strained sector and the global shortage of healthcare professionals require a paradigm shift in how health sciences are taught.
Adaptive learning recreates at-scale personalized learning with the benefits of a one-to-one personal tutor, to focus on creating higher proficiency in learners, long-term memory retention, improved outcomes, and uncovered unconscious incompetence.
More than half a million learners and educators from more than 175 countries are using Lecturio supported by a team of more than 250 physicians from diverse backgrounds, including educators from prestigious medical schools such as Harvard University, Johns Hopkins, and University College London.
“Lecturio is very pleased to be partnering with Honoris as we see them as an ambitious and visionary group looking to drive evidence-based education not just in terms of health science evidence base but also in terms of learning science and modern blended learning evidence,” Stefan Wisbauer, Managing Director at Lecturio, added.
“To do so in a region with significant needs for more healthcare professionals and a mindset that is ready to aim to build next-generation methods makes this partnership even more exciting for us.”