BIB, member of a European consortium to develop a Digital Skills on Computational Biology VOOC for Health Professionals

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BIB, member of a European consortium to develop a Digital Skills on Computational Biology VOOC for Health Professionals

The European project "BioS - Digital skills on Computational Biology for Health Professionals" has been awarded with 1 million euro for the period 2018-2020 within the Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliances in vocational education and training key action. BIB is part of a consortium lead by the Steinbeis-Hoschule Berlin (SHB) from Germany and formed by 13 European stakeholders, including SME and large enterprises, higher education and vocational training centres and associations from Germany, Spain, Greece, Belgium, Italy, Finland, Portugal and Cyprus.

The BioS project aims at advancing the skills of European medical doctors through the design, development and delivery of new modular vocational curricula on Digital Skills on Computational Biology, as well as transversal skills, straightforwardly responding to the skill gaps identified by existing research evidence.

The purpose is to provide medical doctors with knowledge, skills and competencies, which will allow them to tackle effectively concurrent challenges in EU healthcare systems, services, and policies, in benefit of the health of EU citizens.

The Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliances aim at tackling skills gaps with regard to one or more occupational profiles in a specific sector. They do so by identifying existing or emerging sector-specific labour market needs (demand side), and by enhancing the responsiveness of initial and continuing vocational education and training (VET) systems, at all levels, to the labour market needs (supply side).

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