ESPE Abstracts (2018) 89 P-P3-222

Development of an Online Learn-pro Module to Support Health Care Professionals Knowledge about Growth and Puberty

Barbara Wardhaugha, Mohamad Guftat Shaikhb & John Schulgac


aRoyal Hospital Sick Children – NHS Lothain, Edinburgh, UK; bNHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Glasgow, UK; cNHS Forth Valley, Stirling, UK


Background: The Scottish Paediatric Endocrine Managed Clinical Network is committed to providing equity of care and education across Scotland. A key role is the education of health care professionals and how this is delivered. An extensive survey using a Learning Needs Analysis Tool was completed to ascertain learning needs and their delivery across Scotland. This highlighted the desire to have online learning available to health professionals.

Objective: To design an online education program accessible to all Health Care Professionals.

Method: A small multidisciplinary paediatric endocrine focus group was formed all with previous experience at delivering education workshops to look at the development of an online tool using Learn-pro an existing online learning platform within Scotland and the UK. Materials were adapted from previous workshops. A detailed programme was developed to enable users to better understand normal growth and puberty, understand what influences growth, variations of normal growth and puberty, to understand growth charts and their uses and to be able to measure children correctly and understand causes of abnormal growth. The module is accompanied by an interactive test that allows assessment of learning following completion of the module.

Results: As of 26/02/2018 139 people have enrolled to do the module and 44 have completed it.

Conclusion: The Learn-Pro Module has been developed and launched across Scotland as a useful evidence-based update for those working in paediatrics as well as endocrinology and can be recommended learning for all health care professionals working with children.

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