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American Journal of Educational Research. 2014, 2(11), 1110-1114
DOI: 10.12691/education-2-11-18
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Enhance It - Enhancing Hospital Laboratory Standards for Continuing Professional Development: Transnational Evaluation of a Novel CPD Activity for Biomedical Scientists

Jan Martin1, , Dorianne Buttigieg2, Josef Silhavik3, Zlata Flegar-Meštrić4, Alison Adkins5, Visnja Gasljevic6, Tomáš Šálek3, Attila Horvath7, Charles Borg2, Mladen Jakovcic6, Adrienn Adonics7, Zsófia Szlamka7, Ian Brincat2, Noel Ciantar2, Anna Lisa Sciortino2, Tracey Bennett8, Kirstie Rice9 and Yvette Taylor10

1University of Wolverhampton United Kingdom

2Mater Dei Hospital Malta

3Tomas Bata Regional Hospital Czech Republic

4University Hospital Merkur Croatia

5University of Birmingham, UK

6Croatian Metrology Society Croatia

7Horvath and Dubecz Consulting Ltd Hungary

8Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital United Kingdom

9Cross Hospital United Kingdom

100Birmingham Children’s Hospital United Kingdom

Pub. Date: November 24, 2014

Cite this paper:
Jan Martin, Dorianne Buttigieg, Josef Silhavik, Zlata Flegar-Meštrić, Alison Adkins, Visnja Gasljevic, Tomáš Šálek, Attila Horvath, Charles Borg, Mladen Jakovcic, Adrienn Adonics, Zsófia Szlamka, Ian Brincat, Noel Ciantar, Anna Lisa Sciortino, Tracey Bennett, Kirstie Rice and Yvette Taylor. Enhance It - Enhancing Hospital Laboratory Standards for Continuing Professional Development: Transnational Evaluation of a Novel CPD Activity for Biomedical Scientists. American Journal of Educational Research. 2014; 2(11):1110-1114. doi: 10.12691/education-2-11-18

Abstract

A project which has received funding of over 100,000 euros from the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Leonardo Programis developing good practice in continuing professional development (CPD) for Biomedical Scientists. The Partnership is developing an EU-toolkit for delivery of high quality CPD activities provided by European hospital laboratories. This paper reports on the first stage of the project which is transnational evaluation of a novel European CPD activity by hospital laboratories in Croatia, Czech Republic, Malta and the United Kingdom.

Keywords:
continuing professional development training medical laboratory science biomedical scientist

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