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Transportability of tertiary qualifications and CPD: a continuing challenge for the global health workforce.

Saltman DC, Kidd MR, Jackson D, Cleary M - BMC Med Educ (2012)

Bottom Line: In workforces that are traditionally mobile and have long lead times for new supply, such as health, effective global indicators of tertiary education are increasingly essential.The mobility of the global health workforce means that transportability of qualifications is an increasing area of concern.Valid qualifications based on workplace learning and assessment requires at least some variables to be benchmarked in order to judge performance.

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Affiliation: Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney, Australia.

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Background: In workforces that are traditionally mobile and have long lead times for new supply, such as health, effective global indicators of tertiary education are increasingly essential. Difficulties with transportability of qualifications and cross-accreditation are now recognised as key barriers to meeting the rapidly shifting international demands for health care providers. The plethora of mixed education and service arrangements poses challenges for employers and regulators, let alone patients; in determining equivalence of training and competency between individuals, institutions and geographical locations.

Discussion: This paper outlines the shortfall of the current indicators in assisting the process of global certification and competency recognition in the health care workforce. Using Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) data we highlight how International standardisation in the tertiary education sector is problematic for the global health workforce. Through a series of case studies, we then describe a model which enables institutions to compare themselves internally and with others internationally using bespoke or prioritised parameters rather than standards.

Summary: The mobility of the global health workforce means that transportability of qualifications is an increasing area of concern. Valid qualifications based on workplace learning and assessment requires at least some variables to be benchmarked in order to judge performance.

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Individual objectives and organisational benchmarks.
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Figure 3: Individual objectives and organisational benchmarks.

Mentions: Figure‚ÄČ3 demonstrates how organisations may value differing benchmarks to the individuals enrolled in their programmes. These features can be mapped against other individuals and organisations as priorities shift. The outside shell features the characteristics of organisational benchmarking. The light grey dots show organisational concerns and the value providers place on the various characteristics, while the black dots represent the value placed on these same characteristics by the student or learner.


Transportability of tertiary qualifications and CPD: a continuing challenge for the global health workforce.

Saltman DC, Kidd MR, Jackson D, Cleary M - BMC Med Educ (2012)

Individual objectives and organisational benchmarks.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 3: Individual objectives and organisational benchmarks.
Mentions: Figure‚ÄČ3 demonstrates how organisations may value differing benchmarks to the individuals enrolled in their programmes. These features can be mapped against other individuals and organisations as priorities shift. The outside shell features the characteristics of organisational benchmarking. The light grey dots show organisational concerns and the value providers place on the various characteristics, while the black dots represent the value placed on these same characteristics by the student or learner.

Bottom Line: In workforces that are traditionally mobile and have long lead times for new supply, such as health, effective global indicators of tertiary education are increasingly essential.The mobility of the global health workforce means that transportability of qualifications is an increasing area of concern.Valid qualifications based on workplace learning and assessment requires at least some variables to be benchmarked in order to judge performance.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney, Australia.

ABSTRACT

Background: In workforces that are traditionally mobile and have long lead times for new supply, such as health, effective global indicators of tertiary education are increasingly essential. Difficulties with transportability of qualifications and cross-accreditation are now recognised as key barriers to meeting the rapidly shifting international demands for health care providers. The plethora of mixed education and service arrangements poses challenges for employers and regulators, let alone patients; in determining equivalence of training and competency between individuals, institutions and geographical locations.

Discussion: This paper outlines the shortfall of the current indicators in assisting the process of global certification and competency recognition in the health care workforce. Using Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) data we highlight how International standardisation in the tertiary education sector is problematic for the global health workforce. Through a series of case studies, we then describe a model which enables institutions to compare themselves internally and with others internationally using bespoke or prioritised parameters rather than standards.

Summary: The mobility of the global health workforce means that transportability of qualifications is an increasing area of concern. Valid qualifications based on workplace learning and assessment requires at least some variables to be benchmarked in order to judge performance.

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