WHO Guidelines for Quality Assurance of Traditional Medicine Education in the Western Pacific Region
WPRO Nonserial Publication
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
ISBN-13    9789290611998 ISBN-10    9290611995
Order Number    15200083
Price    CHF    10.00 / US$    12.00 Developing countries:    CHF    7.00
English     2005        69   pages
These guidelines focus on good practices in traditional medicine (TM) education and quality assurance. They are organized in two parts. Part A provides recommendations for good educational practices that would enable traditional medicine schools in the Western Pacific Region (and elsewhere internationally) not only to meet acceptable standards at a basic level in each broad area, but also to develop further the quality of their programmes in line with consensus about best practice. The guidelines are complementary to the World Federation for Medical Education international standards, which have been adjusted slightly to accommodate TM education. The international standards define basic and quality development standards across nine broad areas divided in 37 sub-areas. Each sub-areas has operationally defined criteria that serve as performance indicators for quality assurance in TM education. Irrespective of the state of development of the TM education system in a country, each TM school can use the operational guidelines to measure itself. The international guidelines in Annex 1 can also be used as a template to develop national versions of the standards.

In part B a framework is provided for establishing a quality assurance system at national, subregional or regional levels. The framework relies on peer review.