Using e-learning for developing new skills for administrative staff (Published 2015)
Apr 06, 2016
Calinici T and Drugan T
Educational institutions for health science must ensure that their staff have the training and abilities necessary to undertake their tasks. This paper discusses an eLearning continuous professional training course for administrative staff at “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy.
In order to maintain a high standard from the point of view of achieving their mission, educational institutions for health science must ensure that their employees – teaching staff, auxiliary staff, technical staff or administrative staff have the right level of training and necessary abilities to do their tasks. For this, continuous professional training is a component that cannot be neglected.
If, in the case of academic staff, there are generally clear requirements for continuous professional training in the case of administrative staff the situation is different. There are a lot of punctual factors that make the context and outcomes of continuous professional training of administrative staff to be very specific.
This paper presents the experience of the “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in implementing an eLearning continuous professional training course for their administrative staff.
This paper covers very important but often forgotten area of curriculum development, notably, the initial and on-going training of administrative staff. There is little doubt that effective administration leads to an effective curriculum, so I would congratulate these authors on taking the initiative in an attempt to improve the situation.
I would imagine that there are many readers who would suggest alternative training methods; however this method appeared to work for that particular situation. I hope the paper stimulates other curriculum developers to consider how to train their administrative staff.