Partograph Blended Learning is a program offered by the Global Learning Development Network of Udayana University that works to enrich the skills of professional midwives. The program operates with the assistance and cooperation of the WHO and the Tokyo Development Learning Network.
The program aims to enrich and refresh the knowledge of midwifery practitioners, OBGYNs, and midwifery instructors on the application of partograph techniques in accordance with the standards of the World Health Organization (WHO) and improve their ability to identify complications during childbirth.
Key program components
The Partograph Blended Learning program was initiated in Indonesia in 2010. The program aims to enrich and refresh the knowledge of midwifery practitioners, OBGYNs, and midwifery instructors on the application of partograph techniques in accordance with the standards of the World Health Organization (WHO). A partograph is a graphical record of the cervical dilatation in the active phases of labour, used to assess the progress of labour and to identify when an intervention is necessary. Partograph Blended Learning is an innovation in Maternal and Child Health because it combines self-learning through e-learning with conventional classroom teaching methods, thereby ensuring participants have a strong cognitive understanding of their training and the course material. To complete the Partograph Blended Learning program, participants must complete the three activities within a week:
1.) Introduction: During this step, the local organizer, such as Udayana University, explains to the participants the program requirements and expectations, and the program timeline. Participants are then given a CD containing the course material.
2.) Self-Learning: As the course material is loaded onto a CD, participants can learn at their own pace. To facilitate the learning process, the WHO designed the course material to include visual guidelines that explain, step-by-step, how to complete a partograph. Participants are then evaluated on their knowledge and understanding of the course material using case studies.
3.) Video-Conference: At the end of the course, participants attend a video conference hosted by the local organizer. The video conference aims to introduce course participants from Bali to participants from around the world and from the WHO. During the conference, participants are encouraged to ask questions and give feedback on the program and what they have learned.
Third bended learning course for Partograph will be offered in near future