EDUCATING VACCINATION COMPETENCE PROJECT (EDUVAC)

C. Roure-Pujol1, P. Galbany-Estragués1, A. Ahokas2, J.C. Casas-Baroy1, D. Cavani3, C. Gradellini3, K. Grendova4, E. Konstantinou4, S. Lahti2, M. Machajova4, D. Mecugni3, A. Nikula2, X. Palomar-Aumatell1, D. Perifanou5, J. Prnova4, M. Romero-Mas1, H. Thomander2, E. Sakellari5

1Universitat de Vic-UCC (SPAIN)
2Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (FINLAND)
3University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (ITALY)
4University of Trnava (SLOVAKIA)
5University of West Attica (GREECE)
Background:
Vaccinating is globaly one of the most cost-effective preventive health care innovations. It requires special education and vaccination professionals (public health, nurses, health visitors, midwives, etc.) should be competent and qualified professionals to provide high quality care and it should be safe and cost-effective.

Aims:
Improve knowledge and skills of students in vaccinating; internationalize strategy by the mobility of staff and student; develop and implement a web-based course (3ECTS) and an Intensive Course (2 ECTS) for vaccination for intemational use.

Participants:
5 EU HEIs partners: Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu oy - METROPOLIA (Finland), Technologiko Ekpaideftiko Idryma Athinas - TEIA (Greece), Trnavska Univerzita V Trnave - TRUNI (Slovakia), Universita Degli studi di Modena E Reggio Emilia – UNIMORE (Italy), Universitat de Vic – UVIC-UCC (Spain), sharing the same goals and needs in vaccination education among their students. The participants of the project are students who are studying public health, nursing, midwifery and community health in the 5 HEIs partners.

Methodology:
Include the development and implementation of a web-based course and an lntensive Course. These will be tested and revised in order to be improved. A final material will be produced and it will be available on Open Access for anyone interested after the project cycle. The development of the courses includes the production of the content and material. The duration of the project is 36 months (from September 2018 until August 2021). The web-based course will take place 3 times and the lntensive Course will take place 2 times. Evaluation and analysis of the project will take place and results will be disseminated.
Previously, through different meetings (online and face-to-face) a group of 22 health professionals (public health, community health, health promotion, management and nursing sciences) from the 5th Universities involved, have been doing collaborative work according to the project plan, timetable, responsibilities and quality evaluation. Sharing innovative educational methods and ICT’s experiences, and having healthcare practitioners currently involved in vaccinating clients as active participants.

Results and dissemination:
The results and material of the project will be disseminated as well as access the material produced for their use. The potential long term benefit of the EDUVAC project is to promote the health of the population in the countries by increasing the vaccination coverage and promote vaccinations worldwide through improving skills among health professionals.

Acknowledgement:
The project is financed by ERASMUS +: 2018-1-EL01-KA203-047691.