Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education (CBHE) project under the Erasmus+ programme “Strengthening Capacities for Higher Education of Pain Medicine in Western Balkan countries – HEPMP“ (Project number: 585927-EPP-1-2017-1-RS-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP (2017 – 3109 / 001 – 001)
HEPMP Project Official Website: www.hepmp.med.bg.ac.rs
Contact: Prof. DarkoGolić, Faculty of Medicine, University of Banja Luka
The main reason for this project is the development of the Pain Medicine and Palliative Care sub-specialization, and the focus on the need for the training of the doctors. The whole Project was created on the idea to put the patient and their needs first.
In the countries of Western Balkan, there is low awareness, not only in the general population but within the medical doctors as well. The richness of the program is in its interdisciplinary nature. The importance of the topic is recognized through the National Palliative Care Strategy (2008) and National Programme Serbia against Cancer. It is also recognized by the WHO Strategy for 2020. The main aim of HEMP project is to increase the quality of education in Pain Medicine, in order to contribute to the improvement of public health care services in partner countries. These project aims are supporting the development of Pain medicine service provision in the country by providing qualified trained staff. Support will be granted to operationalize the recently established an educational program in the form of pain medicine specialization and the possibility of the development of undergraduate education programs. Define what is there in the program countries that can be useful, all the suggestions and changes to implement in order to improve it. The analyses are necessary for all the partners in this project, Analysis of Labor Market needs, for this profile. Regarding the Tasks of the Universities of Program countries, they should assist in the analysis of the current situation and define the possible changes that would improve or introduce curriculum. The Tasks of Universities of Partner countries would be to modernize the existing curriculum and to develop a module lectures for undergraduate studies, as well as to develop a web platform for mutual learning and communication for professionals who deal with Pain Medicine, and to organize courses for doctors in primary health care together with LLL (books, brochures, scripts, leaflets, digital material). Work Package (WP): WP1 - Comparative analysis of education offer in Pain Medicine and Purchase and installation of equipment in the 1st year of the Project; WP2 - Development of joint curricula and Long Life Learning; WP3 - Development of LLL courses and interventional courses; WP4-Establishment of the Academic network as one of the most important outcomes, together with the teleconferences, Pain Research forum and Establishment of PAINWeb platform and APMN Academic Pain Management Network – a Web server application that is independent of operative systems, so it is visible (usable) from all devices like mobile phones, tablets, desktop.