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Innovative Online Learning Educational Resource to improve smoking cessation skills

King's College London, United Kingdom

This course incorporates innovative pedagogies and methods that support students and educators in the teaching-learning process. It is composed of open digital learning content:

  • 5 Modules
  • 3 Videos
  • 3 Virtual Simulated cases

This can be easily introduced into university curricula in Degrees in Health Sciences (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, etc.).

To complete the programme, it is recommended that students dedicate between 25 and 30 hours, of which 5 will be for reading the theoretical content and viewing videos, 1-2 hours for the virtual simulation, 15 -27 hours for personal study and 2 hours for evaluation.

Funded by Erasmus + INSTrUCT involves eight leading tobacco control educational and research organizations from Spain, the UK, Belgium, and Portugal. This Strategic Partnership brings together:

  1. The knowledge and teaching experience of the Tobacco Control Unit and the “e-oncologia” in offering smoking cessation e-learning programmes.
  2. The pedagogical support and the expertise from the University of Navarra (UdN), the University of Barcelona (UB), the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Erasmus University College Brussels (EhB), Escola Superior de Enfermagem Coimbra (ESEnfc) and King’s College London (KCL).
  3. The technological expertise in the development of virtual technical products of the University of Lleida (UdL).


Additional info

If you want to implement this course in your own institution, the access to all the project materials can be freely requested. Those materials include the INSTrUCT course in SCORM format, the videos and flowcharts to implement the virtual simulation, and the guidelines for the evaluation.
Materials might need adaptation to the local context, particularly regarding local provision and policies on smoking cessation support available.
There are also the instructions, technical specifications, and implementation examples of the materials.

Course is available in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

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Key Information

Month(s) of trainingNot Applicable (Anytime possible)
Duration of training2-4 weeks
Audience / ParticipantsUndergraduate Student(s)
Trainee number101 or greater
Complexity of TrainingBeginner
Language(s) of instructionFrench, Portuguese, Spanish
Format of TrainingOnline
Training Location (Institution Type)Not Applicable
Cl/T OptionsYes - A specific DISEASE, DIAGNOSIS, or public health ISSUE
AudiencePublic Health, Health education, promotion, and communication
Audience Training LevelPre-service (e.g. training center or university)