Ιn the framework of the “SeaHealth” project, the research team of EKPA, in collaboration with SQLearn and DANAOS, carried out a study to record the training needs of the potential users of the online platform, so as for the project team to decide on the educational modules that will be developed.
More specifically, online questionnaires were prepared and distributed to seafarers, mainly from the ocean-going shipping, from the contact network of SQLearn and DANAOS. Respondents were asked to answer a series of simple questions in English, regarding their educational requirements on issues of medical interest. At the same time, targeted discussions were organized with the form of “focus groups” with employees of the shipping industry.
The above actions led to the design of the online platform by SQLearn, which will include twelve (12) Course Modules, related to the main subjects for which the potential users of the platform stated that they would like to be taught on or enrich their already existing knowledge.
The modules of the courses that will be developed are the following:
The research project “Elearning platform for Seafarers for first aid and health issues”- SeaHealth (Υγεία εν πλω) through the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation under the call RESEARCH –CREATE –INNOVATE, is implemented by SQLearn and Danaos Management Consultants in collaboration with the 1stOtolaryngology Clinic of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UOA).