Montevideo, May 6, 2021 (CLAP/PAHO- In commemoration of the International Day of the Midwife and in order to launch the virtual course on Competency-Based Education (CBE) assessment strategies and to learn about the global and regional situation of midwifery, PAHO's Latin American Center for Perinatology, Women's Health and Reproductive Health (CLAP/WR) held the webinar Training Midwives, the Path to Safe and Enjoyable Pregnancies.
With more than 600 participants, the meeting was opened by Dr. Andrés De Francisco, PAHO's Director Family, Health Promotion & Life Course (FPL) Department, who gave the welcoming remarks. Dr. Suzanne Serruya, CLAP’s Center Director / Unit Chief, spoke about the contributions of this Center to strengthening midwifery in the region. María Florencia Francisconi, Representative for the Americas of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), spoke about the situation of midwifery in the region and the world, while Lorena Binfa, Director of PAHO/WHO´s Collaborating Center on Midwifery referred to the importance of training human resources in midwifery. Finally, Pablo Galvéz, Deputy Director of the School of Obstetrics at the University of Chile, and Marisa Villagrán, from the Gynecological-Obstetric and Neonatal Clinical Simulation Unit of the same institution, explained the contents of the CBE course. The event was moderated by Dr. Bremen De Mucio, PAHO´s Regional Advisor on Maternal Health and Dr. Suzanne Serruya closed the meeting.
Course link, here
The self-learning course, which is hosted on the Public Health Virtual Campus, has an estimated duration of 18 hours, is aimed at midwifery, nursing or medical teachers. It is based on the competency-based education (CBE) model, an approach that has become widespread in midwifery schools around the world and aims at acquiring competences in a practical way through the application of the contents. The modules address topics such as the fundamentals of CBE, its instruments and the objective structured clinical examination, and pose complex and contextualized problems for participants to demonstrate that they understand and can analyze the phenomenon.
Video about the course contents: