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Online international courses: Ins and Outs of Entrustable Professional Activities

The Ins and Outs of EPAs course is designed to provide experienced educators and individuals having roles in curriculum development, coordination, and faculty development with hands-on experience to conduct workshops and courses focused on EPAs. 

The three-day courses have been successfully conducted in 2018 and 2019 in the Netherlands, Singapore and Canada, and had been planned to be delivered at four locations at different times in 2020. All face to face courses had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. An online version of the courses was piloted in October 2020 and will be held four times in the first half of 2021.

Course overview uitklapper, klik om te openen

The course has four sessions and includes eight modules of  1'15'' hours each and is offered over a period of two to three weeks. Required homework takes about 4 hours per session, including reading and 2-3 EPA-clips of 15 minutes each. The high-intensity course has space for 20 participants and is supported by 5-6 international faculty members.

Download the 2021 course flyer

About EPAs

Entrustable Professional Activities or "EPAs" as they are commonly known have become an significant component of the design of competency-based education in health professions education. Many postgraduate medical programs and increasingly undergraduate medical programs worldwide are redesigning education and assessment procedures to incorporate EPAs in clinical training. Other health professions have explored the possibilities to use EPAs in their programs, such as nursing,  pharmacy, veterinary medicine, physician assistant, midwifery, physical therapy and dentistry training.

Identifying suitable EPAs and finding consensus, adapting the objectives and programs of training, implementing new routines for education in the workplace, using entrustment decision making as an assessment approach, and faculty development to get everyone on board all require a deep understanding of the EPA concepts and skills and a toolkit of workshops and presentations, to be used at local schools and institutions.

The International EPA Course has a focus on these components of working with EPAs.

Faculty team uitklapper, klik om te openen

Involved in preparation and/or execution of the course

Olle ten Cate PhD (course director); Josephine Boland EdD; Carrie Chen MD PhD; Fremen Chou MD; Robert Englander MD MPH; Stephen Gauthier MD; Jacqueline de Graaf MD PhD; Reinier Hoff MD PhD; Adrian Marty MD; Eric Meyer MD; David Taylor MD MHPE; Claire Touchie MD MHPE; Mabel Yap MBBS PhD

Application uitklapper, klik om te openen

All application forms will be collected and weighed by the course team. Applicants who have been accepted will receive a link for online payment by credit card. Final registration is contingent upon reception of the 250 euros course fee.

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Course dates uitklapper, klik om te openen

January 2021 [fully booked]

DatemodulesCETESTSE Asia
Fri Jan 81 213.007.00 am20.00
Wed Jan 133 413.007.00 am20.00
Fri Jan 155 613.007.00 am20.00
Wed Jan 207 813.007.00 am20.00

February 2021

Date
CETESTSE Asia
Thu Feb 41 216:0010:00 am23:00
Thu Feb 43 420:002:00 pm03:00
Thu Feb 115 620:002:00 pm03:00
Thu Feb 187 820:002:00 pm03:00

April 2021

Date
CESTESTSE Asia
Wed April 71 213.007.00 am19.00
Fri April 93 413.007.00 am19.00
Wed April 145 613.007.00 am19.00
Fri April 167 813.007.00 am19.00

June 2021

Date
CESTEST SE Asia
Thu June 31 216:0010:00 am22:00
Thu June 33 420:002:00 pm02:00
Thu June 105 620:002:00 pm02:00
Thu June 177 820:002:00 pm02:00

June 2021 for Latin American participants, partly in Spanish language

Date
 BogotáCESTESTSE Asia
Wed June 161 210:00 am17:0011:00 am23:00
Fri June 183 410:00 am 17:0011:00 am 23:00
Wed June 235 610:00 am 17:0011:00 am 23:00
Fri June 257 809:00 am16:0010:00 am 22:00