Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB) launched the National E-learning Platform for Health – Tebyan – under the patronage of H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Sa’eedi, Minister of Health and Chairman of OMSB Board of Trustees, on Wednesday.
The launch of the e-learning platform is to support continuation of the educational process in the field of medical education and its role in qualifying and preparing medical personnel. The platform also seeks to aid the health sector in education and development by using the latest electronic technologies anywhere and anytime from credible sources.
The launch ceremony began with a welcome speech by Dr Hilal bin Ali al Sabti, OMSB executive president, followed by a presentation on the platform and its features. The platform aims to contribute to the process of remote medical education and training for resident doctors of the board and other medical groups working in the health sector.
This will be done through lectures and integrated training courses available on the platform in the remote learning management system.
It also aims to improve the educational process for Ministry of Heath staff in the sultanate, enhancing the educational experience through attractive and innovative means, contributing to health awareness for the community, and partnering with the relevant authorities to develop and update innovative medical education methods.
Through the platform, doctors and health practitioners can access various educational resources and complete training activities and practical exercises in an interactive and interesting way. At the end of the training course, the participant receives an electronic certificate approved by the OMSB.
Through the educational platform, doctors can enrol in new training courses based on the requirements of the resident physician category, such as scientific research methodology, communication skills, and infection prevention and control.
These training courses have been converted to either fully electronic or blended where the learner must finish the theoretical part of the course electronically before enrolling in practical training that takes place usually at the Medical Simulation and Skills Development Centre of the OMSB.