The most recent project in where DTI Foundation together with the University of Barcelona are the main coordinators is the KeTLOD project; “Knowledge transfer and leadership in Organ Donation, from Europe to China” cofounded by European Commission under the program “Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education”.
The main objective of KeTLOD project is to design and implement a postgraduate program in organ donation, customized to the needs of the Chinese health care professionals and adapted to the characteristics of the High Education system in China. This post-graduation program will be implemented in seven universities; crucial in terms of educational background and education capacity and their geographical position covering the main regions of mainland China. The KeTLOD curriculum is conceived as blended training program, in accordance with European Space for Higher Education guidelines and will offer knowledge and experience in clinical approach, management and dissemination strategies in Organ Donation and it consists in a 625 hours’ program that will lead to 25 ETCS.
KeTLOD curriculum, translated in Chinese language, will empower professional competences of the health care professionals in China; enhance the detection and referral of potential donors and through the dissemination of knowledge and information will encourage a positive attitude towards donation in the society.
Additionally, within this project, through organizing joint activities for higher education organizations, the partners are committed to build a knowledge network between European Universities and Chinese Universities
The consortium of the project is based on the work of a set of key actors in training in organ donation, University of Barcelona and DTI foundation along with two other Universities with extensive experience in trainings and who have previously worked in communication, dissemination and awareness in organ donation, University of Bologna and University of Nice. To assure a correct working plan and quality protocols DINAMIA will play an important role. Meanwhile to support the dissemination activities in China the Shenzhen XinGeRuiLa Culture Communication Co. Ltd. (XGRL) is added as partner to the KeTLOD consortium.
The project will be implemented in the following universities in China:
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) – Renji Hospital
- Hospital Capital Medical University (CCMU)
- Kunming University (KU)
- Wuhan University (WHU)
- Second Military Medical University Shanghai (SMMU)
- Nanchang University (UN)
- Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM) – Transplant institute of medicine Nanning
This consortium will create a knowledge society foreseen as a starting point of further collaboration between China and Europe in education; training, health (more concretely organ donation) and culture exchange.
The KeTLOD project will have a duration of 2 years and as main outcome will be 14 Chinese experts in Training on Organ Donation and 140 healthcare students issued with a postgraduate diploma in Organ Donation.