Aim of program
The course Intimate Partner Violence Screening: Healthcare Worker On-line Learning Programme aims to:
to efficiently educate healthcare workers to screen and intervene in the case of intimate partner violence in order to interrupt the cycle of violence that involves abuse, injuries, illness and - all to often - death.
The program consists of four chapters and two case studies. The content covers
- introduction and background
In the grand scheme of things, this course is short and sweet. It works by providing information to read and then you have simple quiz questions to answer. Only basic computer skills are required to register and work your way through this.
You could complain about its lack of sophistication but I think it is a wonderful little tool for reinforcing information about family violence screening and intervention. I would certainly recommend it to my students and any other health professionals.
My only 'complaints' were:
- that the only date attached to the web site was 2004 so I do not know when this course was last updated, and consequently I do not know how current the information is other than by looking at the dates of the references;
- the references came right at the end of the course and I had to hunt for them. I would have preferred to have had access to the references at the end of each chapter;
- there was no other way to contact the author/s other than the ability to email for 'help'.
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