Commonwealth Co-operation in Open Learning

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Distance Education for Health Care

The role of distance education in improving health care is potentially substantial, for initial and continuing training of health professionals, and for communicating health messages to the general public. It has been used for both purposes and is a particularly important method of training for two reasons. First, it is desirable for health professionals to remain on the job while undergoing continuing in-service training, and distance learning makes this possible.


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