“Maritime Health Trainings for Seafarers and Doctors – MariHEALTH”
The project was approved by Turkish National Agency (www.ua.gov.tr) and funded by European Commision under the framework of Erasmus+ Programme KA2 Strategic Partnerships for Vocational Education and Training (VET) as a Development of Innovation is coordinated by Maritime Faculty of Istanbul Technical University.
Others members of consortium of this project are University of Strathclyde situated in Glasgow- United Kingdom, General Directorate of Health for Border and Coastal Areas of Turkey, headquarter in Ankara, Turkey, UCTEA Chamber of Marine Engineers centered in Istanbul, Turkey, Orka Informatics established in Istanbul, Turkey and expanded to London, United Kingdom, and A.P.&A. Limited centered in Poland.
The main objective is to design web-based e-learning/training platform for seafarers and maritime doctors that focuses on advanced medical intervention practices on-board ship. Thanks to the distance education program this objective will remedy current knowledge gaps, update existing knowledge and develop practical skills of seafarers to perform better even in the toughest cases requiring medical intervention. In this context, medical training modules for seafarers is developed to improve their first aid skills and knowledge as well as keeping them up to date.
The envisaged impacts of the projects are that a unique online training course modules under web based e-learning/training platform is created and the medical knowledge performance of seafarers and maritime doctors can be evaluated via MariHEALTH project. The potential longer benefits of the projects are recognition of training program by European sea transportation operators will not only raise health consciousness of seafarers to the end of making them more knowledgeable, but it will also immensely contribute to train maritime doctors. Since the project offers an improvement on training modules for maritime doctors and seafarers, it can be the first unique internationalized web based e-learning platform and mobile smartphone application. The project will be completed in 24 months (2020-2022).
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