In total ten virtual patient cases are developed. „The examples are based on real clinical cases, but are didactically prepared and further developed“, explains work package leader Andrea Werkman of the Hanzehogeschool in Groningen.
For each clinical case supportive teaching and training material for the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) are developed. This enhances the training and implementation of evidence-based practice in dietetic therapy based on the unified framework Dietetic Care Process. The training on the clinical case and the development of supportive teaching and training material (e.g. videos, quizzes, wikis) is worth 5 ECTS-credits.
Each partner develops two reviewed clinical cases, the topics will mainly focus on non communicable diseases (NCDs) since these are the major health concern in Europe, e.g.:
– endocrinology (e.g. diabetes, overweight, obesity)
– gastroenterology (e.g. coeliac disease, fructose/lactose malabsorption, …)
– oncology (e.g. breast cancer, colon cancer, …)
End users are students and lecturers of nutrition and dietetics, as well as dietitians in Europe. Outcome are ten written virtual patient cases, based on the unified framework DCP, reviewed und underpinned with supporting materials. The clinical cases are implemented in the MOOC.