The Millennium Development goal 6 Partnership for African Clinical Training (M-PACT) Clinical Course: a six months' post training impact survey

Title: The Millennium Development goal 6 Partnership for African Clinical Training (M-PACT) Clinical Course: a six months' post training impact survey
Authors: Oleribe, OO
Kirby, K
Oladipo, O
Lemoine, M
Mc Connochie, M
Foster, M
Kim, JU
Salako, B
Akpalu, A
Ka, MM
Newman, P
Kuku, S
Nkum, B
Onunu, A
Taylor-Robinson, SD
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Context: The Royal College of Physicians of London and the West African College of Physicians have a long history of collaboration with a focus on postgraduate education. The Millennium Development Goal 6 Partnership for African Clinical Training (M-PACT) Clinical Course project was undertaken to improve the theoretical and practical knowledge base in the pertinent diseases of the Millennium Developments Goals (MDG 6): Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and medical leadership. Aim: To assess the impact of the training on everyday practice of the participants at least six months’ post training. Material and methods: A cross-sectional descriptive survey was used to execute this study between April to May 2016. A self-administered questionnaire was used for this study. Questionnaires were distributed using SurveyMonkey®. Data were analyzed using SurveyMonkey® Analysis Tool and Microsoft Excel Sheet. Results: A total of 73 trainees from six different courses responded to the survey. Majority (76.06%) of all respondents were from tertiary facilities. The survey revealed a positive influence on the clinical practice of participants, on prescription patterns, diagnostic approaches, and case findings in the community. A number of new concepts such as “Doctors as Leaders” were learned by the participants with over 80% of respondents desiring further trainings in leadership. Conclusion: The M-PACT courses had changed the knowledge base of the participants with more confident diagnosis, management and prescribing reported as a result. We suggest that this format for postgraduate teaching is important not only in West Africa, but throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2017
Date of Acceptance: 1-Sep-2017
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/55482
ISSN: 2141-9248
Publisher: Medknow Publications
Start Page: 284
End Page: 288
Journal / Book Title: Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research
Volume: 7
Issue: 5
Copyright Statement: © 2017 Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‑NonCommercial‑ShareAlike 3.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non‑commercially, as long as the author is credited and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.
Sponsor/Funder: Wellcome Trust
Wellcome Trust
Wellcome Trust
Funder's Grant Number: 097816/Z/11/ZR
097816/Z/11/A
097816/Z/11/B
Keywords: Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Health Care Sciences & Services
Clinical Training
West Africa
Royal College of Physicians
West African College of Physicians
M-PACT
DISEASE
Publication Status: Published
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Faculty of Medicine



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