Amoud Web Team
The Masters in Health Professions Education (HPE) is a course accredited by Amoud University, Edna Adan University and University of Hargeisa, run jointly with King’s College, London, U.K. It is designed to help those teaching in the health faculties at the three Somaliland Universities to develop their skills in teaching, assessment and curriculum design and to participate in educational research and leadership.
After the four modules in the first year participants can leave with a certificate in HPE or continue to a diploma in the second year or to a masters after 3 years.
The modules are either run face to face in Boroma and Hargeisa or online using the Medicine Africa website. The programme is funded for 5 years through a SPHEIR grant from the UK government.
Those on the course will start to be involved in co-teaching in the third year with the intention that the course will be taken over by Somaliland faculty after 5 years. They will be able to expand it in to other faculties within their Universities and other Universities in Somaliland.
The first year of 24 candidates completed in April 2018 and 19 progressed to the diploma while 34 are in the second year of the certificate programme. The third module of the certificate took place in Boroma in November 2018 with 14 participants and John Rees and Sarah Curr as tutors. It was once again a pleasure to teach the enthusiastic and knowledgeable Amoud group in Boroma.
Our hope in developing the programme was that the learning on the course would have an effect on other teachers in the Faculty and University over time creating a community of educators. The Amoud team have exceeded expectations by passing on their learning on the certificate to the rest of the faculty in the first year of the programme.
Professor John Rees
Department of Research and Community Service, Amoud University College of Health Sciences (AUCHS) has provided community health services for Dareymacane and Sh. Osman village, Borama districts since 2005. This time the department extended health outreach activities to some other Borama districts including Tulli and Garayocawl and also Dilla districts such as Dilla, Sabowanag, and Duudweyne. The department planned to visit and delivered health services to all different communities in these areas.
This time department prepared special team for community outreach in Tulli village which is almost 23 KM away from Borama town and estimated 250 households.
The team consists in 6 supervisors including 2 medical doctors one from each dentistry, laboratory, pharmacy and public health professional supervisors. in addition to 23 senior students including 6 from Medical students, 5 dental students, 3 laboratory students, 3 pharmacy students and 6 public health students.
The team provided Tulli communities for full package for health screaming including all outpatient services for both under and over five years of age, mother and child care, pregnant women, dental services such extraction, filling and cleaning, health education and promotion and made referral for emergency cases observed in the village. Team worked as a team for caring patients unable to get health service and assessed patients by doing all basic necessary investigations as well as to provide them available suitable medications.
The department prepared all materials and supplies to cover these activities including medical metrials and drugs, basic laboratory materials and facilities, dental materials and facilities, health education stickers and materials need for team in order to work communities for free of charge in all health facilities. Thus, team both students and supervisor was proud to serve for their needful communities and feeling happiness for this duty. Our vision is not only working in Awdal region, but we hope to reach communities in distant sites throughout the country.
Meeting was held at the School of Nursing and Midwifery main office on reactivating and rebranding Al-Hayatt hospital to pursue its mission and vision to serve the community chaired by Vice-President for administration of Amoud University attended by the Principal of AUCHS , Deans , Amoud Foundation chairman Mr. Egal and Amoud foundation country representative Mr.Ahmed.
The issues discussed addressed the urgent and most pressing needs for the activation of the health services the hospital is providing in which management team of the hospital called for provision of collectivism and vision solidarity and supporting party ( Amoud foundation ) pledged more technical ,supply assistance and the financial support for the coming months , Amoud University College of Health Sciences taking the responsibility of the activation and reordering of Al-Hayatt Teaching Hospital and Formation of technical committee lead by the Dean of medical schools with members from the school of nursing & Midwifery,
Amoud University Management team and Amoud foundation with mission to develop action plan for the coming six months with timeframe of every planned activity, will have a meeting every Wednesday at Al- Hayatt Hospital communicating the meeting minutes both to Amoud Foundation and Principal of Amoud University College of Health Sciences and president of Amoud University.