Intellectual Output 2 – Digital interactive platform for European and national placements appraisal

Creating a digital platform has already been successfully achieved as part of our Intellectual Output. This interactive platform, designed for evaluating European and national placements, was developed with a user-centred approach. Health educators, learners, academics, and health professionals leveraged the consortium’s prior research to create a pilot system. Through an iterative process incorporating user input, feedback, and further development, this system has evolved into its final, technically evaluated form, ready for release.

Our objective was to enable auditors to review clinical learning environments easily by making audit tools portable. The digital platform allows for quick assessments of clinical environments, enhancing the overall experience by providing structure and monitoring to ensure safety and suitable educational support for students at their respective levels of education.

Importantly, the platform is accessible to all potential users without the need for expensive equipment, offering high portability and usability. It facilitates the assessment of clinical environments based on de facto specifications applicable in most clinical settings. Additionally, the platform supports the integration of quality measures aimed at enhancing European and international clinical learning environments for Medical and Professions Allied to Medicine (PAMS) students. This innovative digital solution provides new tools for application in educational practice.