P4 medicine and how to spread awareness about it

January 29, 2020 in #interdisciplinary #university #international #research #courses

P4 medicine stands for Personalised, Participatory, Predictive and Preventive medicine - an emerging approach to how each one of us can experience a more adapted healthcare. P4 medicine has become possible thanks to the technological advances and the way our society works. To find out more about it, check out the perspective "P4 medicine: how systems medicine will transform the healthcare sector and society" by Flores et al. published in 2013 in Personalized medicine.

Since October 2019, I am a partner on an Erasmus+ project aiming to propose new online training for (bio)medical students and healthcare professionals who are interested in discovering what P4 medicine means and how it can help in prevention and dealing with health conditions that impact us all.

In my role as a project coach, I am helping a team of almost 20 university teachers and researchers to create an engaging curriculum for learning about P4 medicine. The pilot program will launch in the academic year 2020/2021, at the University of Split and University of Zagreb in Croatia, as well as at the University Pompeu Fabra in Spain. The online modules will become available for reuse in other institutions following the feedback from pilot program students and the teaching team.
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Official information about the PROMISE project

Name of the project and grant agreement:
Personalized Medicine Inquiry-Based Education (PROMISE)

Grant agreement: no. 2019-1-HR01-KA203-061010

Coordinating institution:
Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences (MedILS)

Project partners:

  • School of Medicine of the University of Split (UNIST)
  • Faculty of Science and Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb (UNIZG)
  • Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)
  • European Alliance of Personalized Medicine (EUAPM
  • Tamara Milosevic

Short summary of the project:
The project is focused on the development of 4 "plug and play" blended-learning online modules, each covering a P in P4 medicine in light of the Responsible Research and Innovation principles.

Project's objectives:
The main objective of the PROMISE project is to prepare medical and science students for the rapidly changing landscape of medical practice and research by creating innovative teaching tools and practices for inquiry-based online learning of P4 Medicine and Responsible Research and Innovation principles. This approach requires cross-disciplinary culture and the change towards a proactive mindset from a traditional "fixed" evidence-based approach to treating patients.

Expected results:
To promote the appropriate training that develops the P4 medicine understanding and the skills to implement this new approach in medical schools and science programs in order to construct a cohesive basis of knowledge and skills that can be delivered as online and blended learning programs.

Grant: 263 000.00 EUR for 2 years

Financing organism:
Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union http://www.mobilnost.hr/en/

Call:
Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices - Strategic Partnerships for higher education

Implementation period-duration of the project:
01/10/2019 - 30/09/2021

Contact person:
Mediterraean institute for life sciences
Dr. Branka Bernard; project manager
phone: +38521555600(630)
e-mail: promise@medils.hr
Website: http://promise.medils.hr/

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