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Online seminar series: Distance learning via MedicineAfrica

The King’s Centre for Global Health has been involved in distance learning for a number of years. Using MedicineAfrica, volunteers from King’s Health Partners provide tutoring, supervision and mentoring for health care workers in Somaliland as part of King’s THET Somaliland Partnership (KTSP).

We are expanding the teaching and mentoring programme in Somaliland and hope to provide a similar course in Sierra Leone as part of the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership.

We rely on volunteers to take part in teaching and mentoring. Since we started hundreds of doctors and nurses have given tutorials and developed mentoring relationship with junior doctors and nurses in Somaliland and other low income countries.

In order to support clinicians who teach on MedicineAfrica or are interested in getting involved, we will be running a seminar series this autumn. The seminars will be run online by UK and Somaliland colleagues and are open to any clinical staff of any discipline that are interested in getting involved. We will provide a certificate of participation for the seminars attended.

We will cover:

-our partnerships with Somaliland and Sierra Leone

-working with colleagues in a different culture

-teaching and mentoring tips

-teaching on a virtual environment

-how to use MedicineAfrica

Who is it for?

Any clinician of any health discipline who is interested in getting involved with distance learning, medical education or global health. If you are not sure if this is for you, do get in touch to discuss (

The sessions are free and online, which means that you can log on from any computer with internet access. The sessions are text based meaning that you do not need a webcam or microphone.

You are welcome to attend all four but do come even if you can not attend the series.

Seminar Timetable: sessions run from 5:30pm to 6:30pm online

Session 1: 19 September 2012

Session 2: 25 September 2012

Session 3: 4 October 2012

Session 4: 11 October 2012

To register for free please contact Dr Susie Whitwell, Clinical Lead, King’s THET Somaliland Partnership (