Issue 6
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Emeritus Professor Rick Speare: an example of optimal e-learning
Emeritus Professor Rick Speare: an example of optimal e-learning

High praise for Centre’s online course

An online course developed by the Centre for Remote Health in Alice Springs has received high praise at an international workforce workshop.

The Centre for Remote Health’s pharmacy lecturer Tobias Speare said he was delighted to hear that the Pharmacotherapeutics for Remote Area Nurses course that he helped develop had received such noteworthy attention.

Emeritus Professor Rick Speare from the Tufts University’s Global Health and Infection Diseases Department (USA) highlighted the Central Australian course at a Thailand One Health University Network workshop in Bangkok this month.

“He was one of several academics involved in the e-learning development workshop,” Mr Speare said.

“The workshop was an activity under the One Health Workforce component of the Emerging Pandemic Threats Programme, which seeks to decrease the risk of emerging infectious diseases in Asia and Africa.

“Professor Speare referred to the Pharmacotherapeutics for Remote Area Nurse course to illustrate optimal e-learning.”

The course was developed last year at the Centre for Remote Health, a joint centre of Charles Darwin University and Flinders University.

“It was designed specifically for the Australian remote health workforce,” Mr Speare said.