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BCIME:: Aims

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Main aims and priorities

BCIME deliver methodologies and unified ICT platform for optimisation of curricula at medical faculties in five European countries, namely Jagiellonian University (JU, Poland), Masaryk University (MU, Czech Republic), University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iasi (UMF, Romania), University of Augsburg (UAU, Germany) and Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice (UPJS, Slovakia). Based on local needs and requirements of all involved institutions, one common preclinical study discipline and five different medical disciplines are completely mapped and optimised to prove modernizing effects as well as practical application of BCIME outputs.

Because of the opened and modular approach of the platform’s framework, the interdisciplinary study programmes can be easily designed and managed, the duplicities in curricula can be detected and minimized wherever needed and the missing components and teaching units can be identified too. Furthermore, the open structure and the methodology itself allow to use mechanisms not only in medical study disciplines, but also in any other study branches and disciplines offered across higher education in all participating countries. Thus, this project’s concept is interdisciplinary and can be applied without any methodological restriction also at other education institutions in partner regions.

Curricula designers will be equipped by visual tools and feedbacks allowing them effective administration of particular study blocks as well as to communicate with teachers and educators to adapt and develop curricula to the recent trends and knowledge. Therefore, the whole process of curricula management can be improved, fully digitalized and simplified. The benefits of BCIME can be also transformed to the students via optimal distribution of courses, lessons and taught topics. Respecting student centred approach, the optimised curricula integrate not only recent professional skills, but as we suppose, also the modern teaching methods based on new modern technologies.

Additional added value can be obtained through inter-institutional cooperation of international teams and therefore the students of all partner institutions may benefit from higher quality of educational materials, that will be produced by international teams consequently. Thus, the priority to support effective and efficient higher education systems is achieved as well.