Q_ABSUTH-v2 by wpr1947



                                        DRAFT #2
                                    (November 1, 2004)

                           Abia University Teaching Hospital

             Brief Questionnaires for Importing E-Learning Courses
                           from Developed Countries

(Please repeat this questionnaire for each desired course – up to three courses per university as
for the initial pilot project. Pls feel free to expand the allocated spaces.)

Name of             Name of university which administers e-learners who will receive the course
University          from developed countries.

                    Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba, Abia State

Name of Contact     This person could be the same as facilitator or mentor – see below.
                    Dr. Dennis E. Oji, MD, FWACS, FICS, FAChir

Address             Title: Chief Medical Director. Snr. Lecturer and Consultant Trauma &
                    Orthopaedic Surgeon

                    Department: Department of Surgery

                    School: College of Medicine & Health Sciences

                    Street: Hospital Road

                    City, Country, Zip: Aba, Abia State, Nigeria

                    Tel/Fax: Tel. +234-82-233714, Fax. +234-82-233765

                    Email: denniseoji@yahoo.com

                    Web: Pls add the web site of your university here.

Title               Name of desired e-learning course to be imported from developed country.

                    Special area of professional interest: MEDICINE

Course content      Brief description of course content.

                    1. Course module under Surgery:
                        a. General Surgery
                        b. Trauma and Orthopedics
                        c. Urology
                        d. Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
                        e. Plastic Surgery
                        f. Accident & Emergency {incl. Basic and Advanced life support training.}
                        g. Endoscopy

2. Internal Medicine
     a. Cardiology
     b. Gastro-enterology
     c. Pulmonology
     d. Neurology
     e. Nephrology
     f. Endocrinology
     h. Dermatology & Venerology
     i. Allergy & Immunology
     j. Infectious diseases {incl. HIV/AIDS}
     k. Psychiatry
     l. Therapeutics

    Item (g) is missing above.

    a. Gynaecological oncology
    b. Fetal and maternal medicine {pre-natal diagnosis}
    c. Gynaecological endoscopy
    d. Uro-gynaecology
    e. Ultra-sonography
    f. Gynaecological Surgery

    a. Occupational & Environmental Health
    b. Epidemiology & Biostatistics
    c. Family & International Health
    d. Communication & Education for Health
    e. Disaster Management
    f. Sociology of Medicine

    a. Nutrition & Adequate food supply
    b. Maternal & Child health/family planning
    c. Immunization against deadly diseases
    d. Community mental health/dental care

    a. Neonatology
    b. Nutrition
    c. Infectious diseases
    d. Diseases of the CNS.
    e. Metabolic disorders/digestive system
    f. Preventive paediatrics
    g. Endocrinology
    h. Blood disorders
    i. Diseases of the urogenital system
    j. Social paediatrics

    a. Morbid Anatomy
    b. Histopathology
    c. Forensic parthology


                        a. Haematology
                        b. Chemical pathology
                        c. Microbiology

                    9. RADIOLOGY & NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Current status of   Describe briefly, if any has been conducted so far – particularly in e-learning
the course          mode with its delivery and administration.

                    The course modules have been offered in Abia State University Teaching
                    Hospital {ABSUTH} for over 10yrs. Presently adaptation of these courses as
                    e- learning models are still under conceptualization.

Brief description   Describe briefly how this course is to be offered with hard copy course
of procedures       material, CD, web, and videoconferencing, list, email, and face-to-face
                    meetings, in addition to libraries, databases, portals, etc.

                    Hard copy: text book format from different authors in compliance with
                    Nigerian University Commissions standards & also set global standards.
                    These hard copy courses are taught by experienced Lecturers and
                    Consultants who are specialists in their various fields.
                    The environment used for these lectures is the University Teaching Hospital
                    which has 380-bed capacity {expansible in multiple phases to 700-beds}
                    Recipient students of the lecturers are usually selected through national
                    admission processes after examination.

                    CD, web and video conferencing format: ABSUTH is desirous of acquiring
                    expertise for disseminating these courses via CD, web and video
                    conferencing as e-learning programs.

                    Library & database: currently our library & data base systems require urgent
                    assistance for data conversion from hard copy to digital format.

                    Portals: ABSUTH has explored various models of web based portals as an
                    instrument for propagating the e-development strategy of the University as
                    well as a framework for participants interaction. In this regard we are working
                    with an IT Consultant Group with an objective to deliver Tele-medicine
                    program in the long term.

Desired             If you know, list one or two of the desired universities from which you wish to
university          receive this course.

                    We are desirous of partnership under this project with experienced
                    Universities from;

                        a. USA {e.g., Harvard University/Medical School}
                        b. UK {Europe}
                        c. JAPAN

Level of targeted   Undergraduate or graduate (what year?), or life-long learner (adult), etc.
                        i.      Undergraduates:
                                course levels 100 – 300 as pre-clinical

                                      Levels 400 ˆ 600 as clinical students,
                                thereafter final exams {MB.BS}
                      ii.       Graduates in medical practice. {Residency program}
                      iii.      General Medical Practitioners.
                      iv.       Hospital Administrators.
                      v.        Pharmacists.
                      vi.       Physiotherapists.
                      vii.      Nurses.
                      viii.     Policy makers, Business Administration, Management and IT.
                      ix.       Genetic engineering.

Estimated        How many in the first academic year, second, and third?
number of
learners         1st yr-      250   Actual -       180
                 2nd yr-      200   ,,     -       150
                 3rd yr-      150    ,,   -        120
                 4th yr-      120   ,,    -        110
                 5th yr-      100   ,,    -        100
                 6th yr-      100   ,,    -         80

                 The data supplied above is based on nos. of 1st yr. vs. actual performance
                 index within the same group.
                 Base on infrastructural expansion, the growth of student intake is about 25%
                 per year.

Computers        Describe briefly about the availability of computers to learners;
                 1. desktop or laptop, desktop ratio 1 : 10 users, laptop ratio 1 : 20
                 2. how many per learner at your school, same
                 3. how they can access Internet at school or at home, etc.
                     through cybercafes, e-learning centres within and outside the university,
                     also home access.
Internet         Describe briefly about the current availability of Internet at school and/or
                 learners’ home or work place;

                      a. v-sat based access
                      b. dial-up access.

                 1.   what is the trunk-line speed of Internet from your school to the outside

                      Uplink -   64mbps { up gradable to 128 }
                      Downlink - 128mbps { up gradable to 512 }.

                      Is this “Kbps”?

                 2. how many such line does your school have,

                      Currently two, more in the pipeline.

                 3. how much per month the school has to pay for the line in the US$,

                      about $1000.

                    4. what is the speed of accessing Internet from learner’s computer,

                        31.3 - 56mbps.

                    5. how they can access Internet at their home, or working place, and how
                       much they have to pay,

                        Through ISP dial-up or shared community internet access.
                        $ 60 - $ 80 including telephone calls.

                        Is this monthly rate?


Procedures and Administration
Face-to-face        Describe briefly how often face-to-face meetings are desired to be held with
meeting             the instructor of this course at your university, e.g., once or twice a semester,
                    etc. What will be the duration of the meetings, e.g., a few days or a week-
                    long, etc.?

                    Minimum once/semester.
                    All meetings to be scheduled and conducted within one full week.

Course credit       Can your university accept the credit of the offering university?

                    Yes, provided the process is approved by the Nigerian University
                    Commission. Our advice is in spite of above, the e-learning program should
                    commence as a pilot program without prior accreditation.

Estimated tuition   How much tuition can your e-learners pay for this course?
                    From a developing nations point of view, and to retain the overall objective of
                    enhancing community health, we advocate that a subsidy model instrument
                    be built into the estimated tuition. This can be done through sponsorship,
                    grants, philanthropy, NGOS.

                    Proposal: students to pay about 20% or less of estimated fee.

Facilitator         Facilitator is to assist e-learners locally for their administrative and technical
                    support in cooperation with your university’s staffs.
                    Provide name, full address, photo, and brief bio in the format similar to the
                    ones at the end of the following paper;
                    Takeshi Utsumi, P. Tapio Varis, and W. R. Klemm
                    "Creating Global University System"

                    Dr. (Sir) Dennis E. Oji, MD: FAChir., FWACS: FICS
                    Chief Medical Director
                    Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon
                    College of Medicine & Health Sciences
                    Abia State University Teaching Hospital
                    P.M.B. 7004
                    Aba, Nigeria

         Tel: 082-233714,

         Mr. Chris Uwaje, FNCS, FIAP.
         Chief Executive Officer
         Connect Technologies Limited
         182/184 Broad Street, {Wilberforce House}
         Lagos, Nigeria
         Tel: 0234-1-264-2825
         Immediate Past President of the Information Technology Association of
         Nigeria {ITAN}
         1st Vice-President of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria

         Pls add brief bio and photo of both of you above.
Mentor   Mentor is to assist e-learners locally for their e-learning contents in
         cooperation with its instructors in developed countries.
         Provide name, full address, photo, and brief bio in the format similar to the
         ones at the end of the following paper;
         Takeshi Utsumi, P. Tapio Varis, and W. R. Klemm
         "Creating Global University System"

         Same as under Facilitator.

         We wish to thank the coordinators of GUS, in particular Prof. Takeshi Utsumi,
         Chief Charles Eke of Digital Bridge Africa and Mr. Ola Popoola of NITDA for
         the interest they have shown in collaborating with ABSUTH in this e-learning
         and GUS project. After the visit of the group to ABSUTH, the Chief Medical
         Director, Dr. Dennis E. Oji, set up a committee on e-learning and
         computerization enhancement to ensure the continuity and sustainability of
         the project. The CMD has also championed the promotion of the project to
         higher levels in and outside the state to sensitize the community and solicit
         for support for the actualization of the project.
         Within the current setting, ABSUTH is now ready to fully participate and
         collaborate with GUS and others in the e-learning project partnership.

         Dr. Dennis E. Oji

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