Personalised Healthcare Education is more than ever needed nowadays. There is a growing evidence around chatbots, namely machine conversation systems, that these programs have the potential to change the way students learn and search for information. Chatbots can quiz existing knowledge, enable higher student engagement with a learning task or support higher-order cognitive activities. In large-scale learning scenarios with a hight student-to-lecturer ratio, chatbots can help tackle the issue of individualized student support and facilitate personalised learning. However, limited examples of chatbots in European Healthcare Curricula have been utilised to combine both the continuum of cognitive processes presented in Bloom’s taxonomy with the idea that some repetitive tasks can be done with a chatbot to provide greater access or to scale faculty time. Thus, CEPEH strategic partnership will co-create open access chatbots utilising artificial intelligence promoting innovative practices in digital era, by supporting current curricula and fostering open education.

CEPEH Erasmus+ strategic partnership aims to co-design and implement new pedagogical approaches and, in particular, chatbots for European Medical and Nursing schools. CEPEH will use participatory design to engage stakeholders (students, healthcare workforce staff, lecturers, clinicians, etc.) in order to co-design effective chatbots and release them as open access resources. Through CEPEH, effective use of digital technologies and open education will be incorporated into healthcare curricula. This will enable students to increase their health and medical related skills through flexible learning.

CEPEH expects that students will adopt this new digital pedagogy and improve their skills and competences through flexible personalised learning, while the teaching staff will enhance their e-learning tool co-creation competences and make use of co-design best practices and recommendations for use. It is also expected increased cooperation between the partners. Thus, in the long term, CEPEH expects to influence the development of medical and nursing curricula with this digital innovation, foster the quality of the future healthcare workforce and further improve international competitiveness of the partners’ healthcare curricula.

CEPEH Target Users

Healthcare Students
Enable them to respond in practice in multiple situations and different contexts, by enhancing their health and medical related skills through flexible learning experiences.

Healthcare Teachers/Content Creators/Policy makers
New pedagogies and innovative technologies as well as existing curricula as best practices to enhance students' skills in real-life situations.

Healthcare workforce
Specialised training in real-life situations as part of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Learning Technologists
Established co-design and implementation methodologies to create flexible learning experiences, such as chatbots, and high-quality resources.