MOHAN Foundation successfully conducted the one-month ‘Transplant Coordination Professional Certificate’ course for the next batch from 1st to 28th March 2021 on the MOODLE e-learning platform. This training was supported by the Tata Trusts. There was a total of 22 delegates who enrolled for the course from different parts of the country such as (Uttarakhand - 2, Uttar Pradesh - 1, Tamil Nadu - 5, Kerala - 3, Karnataka - 3, Haryana - 1, Bihar - 1, Delhi - 2, Assam - 1, Punjab - 1, Chhattisgarh - 1, Andhra Pradesh - 1). The participants of this course came from various professional backgrounds like transplant coordinator, manager, dialysis assistant, professor, grief counsellor, nurse, clinical coordinator, senior quality executive, dialysis clinical in charge, ophthalmologist, consultant and executive.
The participants started learning the course on their e-learning platform where they had been given access to the resource materials. The materials were made available to them 24 x7 for a duration of 4 weeks. The queries/doubts raised by the participants were addressed through phone calls, email and WhatsApp. A WhatsApp group was maintained to send instructions and reminders regarding the course to the participants.
Weekend webinars were held as they were an ideal platform for face-to-face interactions. The faculty for the sessions from MOHAN Foundation were Dr. Sumana Navin, Course Director, Ms. Sujatha Suriyamoorthi, Manager Information Systems, Mr. T. S. Siva Shankar, Marketing Coordinator, Dr. Bhanu Prakash, Transplant Coordinator and Mrs. Elizabeth Prasanna, Programme Associate. The guest speakers who contributed were Mr. Gipson John, Chief Transplant Coordinator, Aster Group of Hospitals, Karnataka, Mr. Haider Ali Khan, Liver Transplant Coordinator, Care hospitals, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. During the webinars, Zoom polls and interactive sessions were held to keep the participants engaged. One such activity was quiz which was conducted with the help of Kahoot (a game-based learning platform). The questions for the quiz were framed on the Transplantation of Human Organs Act and Rules.
A total of 21 out of 22 candidates passed the final online examination and received certificates on their respective e-learning platforms.
The feedback given below is from one of the participants, Dr. Arup Kumar Mandal, M.Ch (Urol)
Professor, Department of Urology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India.
Formerly Professor & Chairman, Department of Urology. PGIMER, Chandigarh.
“Frankly, I was not sure how the "Transplant Coordination Professional Certificate” one-month online course would be helpful. Now on completion of the course, I would like to emphasize that this broad-based course is eminently helpful for everyone associated with organ and tissue retrieval and or transplantation.
The curriculum covers almost all aspects of Organ and tissue donation, retrieval, preservation, transportation, basics of transplantation procedures, rules & regulations governing live and deceased organ & tissue donation and transplantation, grief counselling, relevant social, religious, ethical and humanitarian issues.
Free and easy access to call and interact with the course coordinators, provision of printed course material and learning through case-based studies made this training complete in all aspects. Not only does it make one empowered to work as an empathetic transplant coordinator, it improves one's understanding on the concept of Human organ transplantation and acts as a social worker, motivator, educator and improves public awareness.
The faculties who conducted/coordinated the course are knowledgeable, able communicators, open minded and always eager to help. Free and unlimited access to course material during the duration of the course helps to learn at one’s own pace. I consider myself empowered on successfully completing the Transplant Coordination Professional Certificate course with MOHAN Foundation.”