Project Number LLP-LdV/TOI/2007/AT/0029
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Medical Assistant Professions = MAP's: transparency and consistency urgently needed!
The Austrian Association of qualified Medical-Technical Staff [Verband der
diplomierten medizinisch-technischen Fachkräfte Österreichs (DMTF)] is bringing
greater transparency and cooperation to European health systems. A trendsetting EU
project managed by the Austrian Association of DMTF lead by Dr. Petra & Mag. Robert Herz, make the professions of diagnostic, therapeutic and nursing assistants comparable for the first time.
Medical Assistants’ positions (MAP) account for a large percentage of employees in health institutions and doctors’ practices. The Medical-Technical Specialist (MTS) is a classic example of a category of medical assistant in great demand in Austria. The three aspects of an MTS’s training (laboratory, radiology and physical medicine) give them a specialist role and yet enable them to be deployed flexibly.
Summary MAP:ECVET - medical assistant professions and ECVET. There is currently no possibility for mutual recognition and crediting of education contents and graduation within the medical assistance professions in Europe. MAP:ECVET will draw on results from precursor ECVET-based projects such as VQTS, EKC and METOIM and devise a model for achieving transparency for the medical assistance professions in Europe.
MAP: ECVET Project
medical assistance profession : European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training
The problem addressed by the MAP:ECVET Project is that there is no possiblity for mutual recognition and crediting of education contents and graduation within the medical assistance profession in Europe. Except for individual bilateral agreements between some European countries, members of this profession are unable to practice it in other European countries and have no way of obtaining professional authorization to do so. This state of affairs minimises their mobility as human resources in this sector and restricts their personal freedom.
The MAP:ECVET Project will draw on results from existing projects already implemented and developed and will devise a model for achieving transparency and professional authorization for medical assistance professions based on the ECVET model for Europe.
Utilization and distribution of results
Recognition, transparency, certification
Sectors Human Health and Social Work Activities
transparency and certification
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
Product information Development of a competence based framework for medical assistance professions based on precursor projects (VQTS, EKC, METOIM)and the current state of discussions of ECVET.