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Agen. Virtual open doors for health professions

The IFPS (Training Institute for Health Professionals) organizes virtual open houses on Tuesday, June 30 from 6 to 7:30 pm. The different courses will be presented by videoconference.

Students wishing to learn more about the training of health professionals (nurses, childcare assistants, caregivers, etc.) can now register for a virtual open house evening which will take place on Tuesday 30 June from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. 30 on the IFPS website. A general presentation of the institute will be made by the management team, then the different streams will be presented by a health trainer, and finally, time will be devoted to questions from participants in this videoconference. This unique virtual format, and of course the consequence of the Covid-19 health crisis, but also illustrates the digital shift that IFPS wishes to take.

Simulators and distance learning

"It is part of a government desire to initiate and develop digital training," said Amélie Bret, health executive trainer at Ifas / Ifap. For her, "developing learning via digital allows the skills of students who are the future professionals of tomorrow to increase." Already in Agen, some courses were held remotely with the "big sister" University of Bordeaux. In particular, a platform called Moodle e-notitia has been set up and the Institute has "Serious Game", simulators funded by the region. "The search for complementary teaching methods is essential. The health simulation immerses the student in an authentic environment, as close as possible to reality", details Amélie Bret. But the crisis has resolutely accelerated things, "the students had to acculturate themselves with the use of new digital tools. The methods of evaluation had to be revisited to maintain the calendar of State diplomas", the latter said. at the start of the new school year, the return to normal should start with a return to face-to-face but digital technology will remain present, as the asset of the training in agenaise.