Background: Vaccination is one of the most successful and cost-effective interventions for public health. Studies have shown that health professionals who have good knowledge and positive attitudes towards vaccination are more likely to provide effective vaccination protection to people, including themselves. Therefore, health science students must acquire evidencebased knowledge during their education to meet the challenges of healthcare. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the knowledge, attitudes and feedback of health science students who participated in the Educating Vaccination Competence (EDUVAC) Intensive Course. Methods: A five-day Intensive Course was implemented for health science students, which included a pre-assignment. The EDUVAC Intensive Course used different teaching methods (lectures, workshops, interactive games, discussions), group work, study visits, and cultural programs to encourage students’ motivation. For the purpose of the study, students filled out an online questionnaire after giving informed consent. Results: Sample consisted of 31 health science students from five European Higher Institutions. They had very good knowledge on most knowledge questions. In the post measurement it was significantly greater and equal to 81%, p<0.001. Almost all students (93.5%) totally agreed that “It is important for adults to receive all recommended vaccines according to national guidelines”. The statement “I have had an active attitude and participation in the Intensive Course” received 80.6% total agreement. Over 90.3% rated the Intensive Course as “excellent” or “above average”. Conclusions: After completing the EDUVAC Intensive Course, students felt confident in their vaccination knowledge and skills, which benefited their professional development.

Education on Vaccination Competence: an Intensive Course for Skillful Health Science Students / Perifanou, Dimitra; Konstantinou, Eleni; Nyman, Sari; Nikula, Anne; Ahokas, Aija; Casas–baroy, Joan–carles; Cavani, Daniela; Ferri, Paola; Galbany-Estragués, Paola; Gradellini, Cinzia; Grendova, Kristina; Machajova, Michaela; Romero-Mas, Montse; Mecugni, Daniela; Palomar-Aumatell, Xavier; Prnova, Janka; Roure Pujol, Carme; Thomander, Heli; Sakellari, Evanthia. - In: MATERIA SOCIO-MEDICA. - ISSN 1512-7680. - 35:4(2023), pp. 312-318. [10.5455/msm.2023.35.312-318]

Education on Vaccination Competence: an Intensive Course for Skillful Health Science Students

Daniela Cavani;Paola Ferri;Cinzia Gradellini;Daniela Mecugni;
2023

Abstract

Background: Vaccination is one of the most successful and cost-effective interventions for public health. Studies have shown that health professionals who have good knowledge and positive attitudes towards vaccination are more likely to provide effective vaccination protection to people, including themselves. Therefore, health science students must acquire evidencebased knowledge during their education to meet the challenges of healthcare. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the knowledge, attitudes and feedback of health science students who participated in the Educating Vaccination Competence (EDUVAC) Intensive Course. Methods: A five-day Intensive Course was implemented for health science students, which included a pre-assignment. The EDUVAC Intensive Course used different teaching methods (lectures, workshops, interactive games, discussions), group work, study visits, and cultural programs to encourage students’ motivation. For the purpose of the study, students filled out an online questionnaire after giving informed consent. Results: Sample consisted of 31 health science students from five European Higher Institutions. They had very good knowledge on most knowledge questions. In the post measurement it was significantly greater and equal to 81%, p<0.001. Almost all students (93.5%) totally agreed that “It is important for adults to receive all recommended vaccines according to national guidelines”. The statement “I have had an active attitude and participation in the Intensive Course” received 80.6% total agreement. Over 90.3% rated the Intensive Course as “excellent” or “above average”. Conclusions: After completing the EDUVAC Intensive Course, students felt confident in their vaccination knowledge and skills, which benefited their professional development.
2023
28-dic-2023
35
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312
318
Education on Vaccination Competence: an Intensive Course for Skillful Health Science Students / Perifanou, Dimitra; Konstantinou, Eleni; Nyman, Sari; Nikula, Anne; Ahokas, Aija; Casas–baroy, Joan–carles; Cavani, Daniela; Ferri, Paola; Galbany-Estragués, Paola; Gradellini, Cinzia; Grendova, Kristina; Machajova, Michaela; Romero-Mas, Montse; Mecugni, Daniela; Palomar-Aumatell, Xavier; Prnova, Janka; Roure Pujol, Carme; Thomander, Heli; Sakellari, Evanthia. - In: MATERIA SOCIO-MEDICA. - ISSN 1512-7680. - 35:4(2023), pp. 312-318. [10.5455/msm.2023.35.312-318]
Perifanou, Dimitra; Konstantinou, Eleni; Nyman, Sari; Nikula, Anne; Ahokas, Aija; Casas–baroy, Joan–carles; Cavani, Daniela; Ferri, Paola; Galbany-Estragués, Paola; Gradellini, Cinzia; Grendova, Kristina; Machajova, Michaela; Romero-Mas, Montse; Mecugni, Daniela; Palomar-Aumatell, Xavier; Prnova, Janka; Roure Pujol, Carme; Thomander, Heli; Sakellari, Evanthia
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