Impacts of the HPE course at the institutional level
The project set out to embed the HPE course and a culture of continuous professional development at our three partner universities in Somaliland. Hargeisa and Amoud Universities are now independently leading the delivery of the HPE courses to new faculty members, run by previously trained participants of the HPE Master’s degree. They have also set up Education Development Centres to host the HPE courses and active committees for evaluation, assessment and curriculum development ensure HPE lessons are being applied by all faculty. At the University of Hargeisa, the HPE course has even been rolled out across the university, benefiting faculty in other subject areas.
As a result of the HPE courses, all three universities have now made changes to their policies and procedures around teaching and examination, that provide a common standard and approach to the assessment of their students, ensuring that only those students that meet an acceptable level of knowledge, skills and competencies graduate and enter the health profession.