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CIRHT Education Toolkit - Students

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Statement of Purpose

The Center for International Reproductive Health Training at the University of Michigan (CIRHT-UM) (http://cirht.med.umich.edu/)  was founded in 2014 to partner with educational institutions in developing countries to strengthen the human resources for family planning (FP) and comprehensive abortion care (CAC). For 5 years, our primary focus was education, complemented with research, clinical service, and faculty development activities to reinforce student learning. We utilized a preservice approach to integrate FP/CAC into undergraduate and postgraduate curricula to ensure graduates acquire the skills they need before beginning their clinical service.

Through our faculty development program with partner schools, we provided faculty in OBGYN, midwifery, nursing, and collaborating departments with the skills, coaching, and professional networks to be exemplary educators, health providers, and researchers. Through these partnerships, we have provided personalized curriculum review and faculty development across 11 colleges and universities in Ethiopia and Rwanda. Building on the lessons and materials from those projects, we distilled the 14 student competencies and 12 faculty competencies. This toolkit maps those competencies to some of the core materials that we used for our workshops and webinars.

We collected these materials over the course of our 5 years of pre-service education projects with partner health sciences institutions in Ethiopia and Rwanda. This collection has been selected from a larger pool of materials to represent the most pertinent resources that supported our training for the specific competencies in FP/CAC. 

This toolkit focuses on the education program for student competencies. There are other toolkits for the education program for faculty and for the research program. 

Scope and Characteristics of Collection

This toolkit is intended to provide guidance to university and college-level faculty and staff responsible for reproductive health education and research that aim to replicate or adapt the CIRHT-UM model in their settings. It serves as a companion resource to the CIRHT-UM Framework publication from 2018 (http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.mpub11305653). The target audience for the collection is university faculty and staff responsible for reproductive health education and research, including school or department heads, research investigators, site coordinators, project managers, medical education directors, and professional education directors.

Selection Process

Our approach from the start has been one of competency-based education. We extended that model to the structure of the toolkit. First, we came to a consensus about the core competencies the program has aimed to develop to prepare the students to become fully competent providers and communicators of FP/CAC upon graduation. We agreed on 14 student competencies in FP/CAC that have been common across all of the individual institutional partnerships. From that, we identified 12 competencies for the faculty in imparting wisdom to their students as clinical providers and educators. These competencies have been aligned with the overarching program goals, the framework, and the monitoring and evaluation logic model. 

Evaluation Criteria

We wanted this toolkit to represent the signature resources used throughout our past programs rather than an exhaustive list. The resources here have been curated by staff and faculty within the project to provide representative coverage across each of the competencies. The ones included here are those that were already available online, or for which we arranged permission to share. 

Copyright

These materials included here have been authored by project team members or selected from available materials online. The author for each resource is provided. All of the content included here is publicly available. The copyright status varies for each resource and is noted accordingly. Some are All Rights Reserved and others are Some Rights Reserved under various Creative Commons licenses (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/).

Materials produced by our staff and contractors are copyrighted by the Regents of the University of Michigan under Standard Practice Guide 601.28 (http://spg.umich.edu/policy/601.28). Under the same SPG, materials produced by U-M faculty are copyrighted by the faculty and are used here with their permission. 

Retention Policy

We are unable to guarantee permanent access through the CIRHT-UM website. In order to provide access for an extended period of time, many of the resources in the collection have been posted in the University of Michigan institutional repository, Deep Blue and in the other websites included in the dissemination plan section. Deep Blue has the commitment and capacity for long-term storage for these resources. Materials for which we have copyright permission has been included in the file download from Deep Blue (https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/148154). Materials for which we do not have copyright permission are included web links. 

 

Education Competencies for Students

Outcome

Graduates who are fully competent providers and communicators of comprehensive contraception and abortion care.

Competencies 

Contraception

1. Student understands available permanent methods of contraception (e.g. bi tubal ligation, no-scalpel vasectomy), the associated medical eligibility criteria, and has demonstrated the ability to adequately perform these procedures.

2. Student understands implant methods of contraception, the associated medical eligibility criteria, and has demonstrated the ability to adequately perform implant insertion and removal.

3. Student is aware of emergency contraception methods and understands the eligibility criteria for provision of the medication.

4. Student is aware of intrauterine devices (IUD) methods of contraception,  the associated medical eligibility criteria, and has demonstrated the ability to adequately perform IUD insertion and removal.

5. Student is aware of short-acting contraception methods, such as oral contraceptive pills and injectables, understands the medical eligibility criteria for provision of these methods.

6. Student is aware of other available contraception methods, such as condoms and natural methods, and understands the medical eligibility criteria for provision of these methods.

7. Student is aware of postpartum FP (PPFP) methods, understands the medical eligibility criteria, and has demonstrated the ability to adequately insert postpartum IUD (PPIUD).

8. Student understands the methods and approaches to FP counseling, and has demonstrated the ability to adequately counsel a patient on FP methods.

Comprehensive Abortion Care

9. Student is aware of post-abortion care (PAC) methods, understands how to identify cases requiring PAC. Student is also aware of medical eligibility criteria for various aspects of PAC.

10. Student is aware of medical abortion (MA) methods, and understands the medical eligibility criteria for provision of these methods.

11. Student is aware of manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) method, understands medical eligibility criteria, and has demonstrated the ability to adequately perform the procedure.

12. Student is aware of dilation & evacuation (D&E) method, understands medical eligibility criteria, and has demonstrated the ability to adequately perform the procedure.

13. Student is aware of postabortion FP (PAFP) methods, and understands medical eligibility criteria for various forms of contraception.

14. Student understands the methods and approaches to CAC counseling, and has demonstrated the ability to adequately counsel a patient on CAC methods.

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Collection Content

  • Selected practice recommendations for contraceptive use
    For Contraception General Resources.
  • Medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use
    For Contraception General Resources.
  • US Medical Eligibility Criteria (US MEC) for Contraceptive Use
    For Contraception General Resources.
  • Contraception and Chronic Disease
    Contraception and Chronic Disease (Workshop and Training Material)
    For Contraception General Resources.
  • Permanent Family Planning
    Permanent Family Planning (Online Course Module)
    For Competency 1. Student understands available permanent methods of contraception (e.g. bi tubal ligation, no-scalpel... More
  • Permanent Family Planning Methods
    Permanent Family Planning Methods (Online Course Module)
    For Competency 1. Student understands available permanent methods of contraception (e.g. bi tubal ligation, no-scalpel... More
  • Contraceptive Implant Procedures: Implanon®
    For Competency 2. Student understands implant methods of contraception, the associated medical eligibility criteria, and... More
  • Implants
    Implants (Online Course Module)
    For Competency 2. Student understands implant methods of contraception, the associated medical eligibility criteria, and... More
  • Implants
    Implants (Online Course Module)
    For Competency 2. Student understands implant methods of contraception, the associated medical eligibility criteria, and... More
  • Localization and Removal of Deeply Placed Contraceptive Implants
    For Competency 2. Student understands implant methods of contraception, the associated medical eligibility criteria, and... More
  • Emergency Contraception
    Emergency Contraception (Online Course Module)
    For Competency 3. Student is aware of emergency contraception methods and understands the eligibility criteria for... More
  • Emergency Contraception
    Emergency Contraception (Online Course Module)
    For Competency 3. Student is aware of emergency contraception methods and understands the eligibility criteria for... More
  • Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) - Part 1
    Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) - Part 1 (Online Course Module)
    For Competency 4. Student is aware of intrauterine devices (IUD) methods of contraception, the associated medical... More
  • Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) - Part 2
    Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) - Part 2 (Online Course Module)
    For Competency 4. Student is aware of intrauterine devices (IUD) methods of contraception, the associated medical... More
  • Copper IUCD Insertion and Removal
    Copper IUCD Insertion and Removal (Online Course Module)
    For Competency 4. Student is aware of intrauterine devices (IUD) methods of contraception, the associated medical... More
  • IUCD Timing, Insertion and Removal, Adverse Effects and Management
    For Competency 4. Student is aware of intrauterine devices (IUD) methods of contraception, the associated medical... More
  • Short-term Hormonal Contraception
    Short-term Hormonal Contraception (Online Course Module)
    For Competency 5. Student is aware of short-acting contraception methods, such as oral contraceptive pills and... More
  • Short-term Hormonal Contraception
    Short-term Hormonal Contraception (Online Course Module)
    For Competency 5. Student is aware of short-acting contraception methods, such as oral contraceptive pills and... More
  • Barrier Methods Used in Family Planning
    For Competency 6. Student is aware of other available contraception methods, such as condoms and natural methods, and... More
  • Natural Family Planning
    Natural Family Planning (Online Course Module)
    For Competency 6. Student is aware of other available contraception methods, such as condoms and natural methods, and... More
  • Postpartum Family Planning
    Postpartum Family Planning (Online Course Module)
    For Competency 7. Student is aware of postpartum FP (PPFP) methods, understands the medical eligibility criteria, and... More
  • Postpartum IUCD Contraception Following Birth
    For Competency 7. Student is aware of postpartum FP (PPFP) methods, understands the medical eligibility criteria, and... More
  • Quality Family Planning Counselling
    Quality Family Planning Counselling (Workshop and Training Material)
    For Competency 8. Student understands the methods and approaches to FP counseling, and has demonstrated the ability to... More
  • Patient-Centered Family Planning Counseling
    Patient-Centered Family Planning Counseling (Workshop and Training Material)
    For Competency 8. Student understands the methods and approaches to FP counseling, and has demonstrated the ability to... More
  • Introduction to Family Planning
    Introduction to Family Planning (Online Course Module)
    For Competency 8. Student understands the methods and approaches to FP counseling, and has demonstrated the ability to... More
  • Counselling for Family Planning
    Counselling for Family Planning (Online Course Module)
    For Competency 8. Student understands the methods and approaches to FP counseling, and has demonstrated the ability to... More
  • Family Planning Counseling
    For Competency 8. Student understands the methods and approaches to FP counseling, and has demonstrated the ability to... More
  • Family Planning Counseling
    For Competency 8. Student understands the methods and approaches to FP counseling, and has demonstrated the ability to... More
  • Patient Centered-Care
    Patient Centered-Care (Presentation)
    For Competency 8. Student understands the methods and approaches to FP counseling, and has demonstrated the ability to... More
  • A Counseling Practicum Curriculum to Teach and Assess ACGME Core Competencies
    For Competency 8. Student understands the methods and approaches to FP counseling, and has demonstrated the ability to... More
  • The Family Planning Patient Experience: Skills to Improve Every Visit
    For Competency 8. Student understands the methods and approaches to FP counseling, and has demonstrated the ability to... More
  • Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems
    For Comprehensive Abortion Care General Resources.
  • Early Abortion Training Workbook | TEACH
    For Comprehensive Abortion Care General Resources.
  • Comprehensive Abortion Care
    Comprehensive Abortion Care (Online Course Module)
    For Competency 9. Student is aware of post-abortion care (PAC) methods, understands how to identify cases requiring PAC.... More
  • Comprehensive Abortion Care part 1
    Comprehensive Abortion Care part 1 (Online Course Module)
    For Competency 9. Student is aware of post-abortion care (PAC) methods, understands how to identify cases requiring PAC.... More
  • Comprehensive Abortion Care Part 2
    Comprehensive Abortion Care Part 2 (Online Course Module)
    For Competency 9. Student is aware of post-abortion care (PAC) methods, understands how to identify cases requiring PAC.... More
  • Medical Abortion Reference Guide: Induced abortion and postabortion care at or after 13 weeks gestation (‘second trimester’)
    For Competency 10. Student is aware of medical abortion (MA) methods, and understands the medical eligibility criteria... More
  • Medical Abortion Study Guide, Second Edition
    For Competency 10. Student is aware of medical abortion (MA) methods, and understands the medical eligibility criteria... More
  • The Papaya Workshop: Using the Papaya to Teach Intrauterine Gynecologic Procedures
    For Competency 11. Student is aware of manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) method, understands medical eligibility criteria,... More
  • Papaya Workshop
    Papaya Workshop (Workshop and Training Material)
    For Competency 11. Student is aware of manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) method, understands medical eligibility criteria,... More
  • Second Trimester Abortion
    Second Trimester Abortion (Presentation)
    For Competency 12. Student is aware of dilation & evacuation (D&E) method, understands medical eligibility criteria, and... More
  • Second-Trimester Abortion: A Toolkit for Service Delivery
    For Competency 12. Student is aware of dilation & evacuation (D&E) method, understands medical eligibility criteria, and... More
  • Second Trimester Dilation and Evacuation Abortion
    For Competency 12. Student is aware of dilation & evacuation (D&E) method, understands medical eligibility criteria, and... More
  • Clinical Policy Guidelines for Abortion Care
    For Competency 13. Student is aware of postabortion FP (PAFP) methods, and understands medical eligibility criteria for... More
  • Clinical Policy Guideline for Abortion Care in Michu Clinics
    For Competency 14. Student understands the methods and approaches to CAC counseling, and has demonstrated the ability to... More
  • Options Counseling and Abortion Education
    For Competency 14. Student understands the methods and approaches to CAC counseling, and has demonstrated the ability to... More