A joint study entitled "Evaluation of the curriculum on immunisation at nursing and midwifery schools in West Java Province, Indonesia" was initiated during 2015.
The objectives of the study included:
[ 1 ] to map which EPI-related topics are taught;
[ 2 ] to list materials and demonstration equipment used in EPI teaching;
[ 3 ] to evaluate knowledge on EPI of students and lecturers; and
[ 4 ] to determine strengths, gaps and training needs.
The first phase of the study took place at public and private nursing and midwifery schools in the districts of Bandung, Garut, Tasikmalaya and Kunningan in West Java Province, Indonesia. A total of 7 training institutions, including 10 nursing and 5 midwifery programmes were reviewed. All programmes have EPI related content included in their curriculum, but variation between programmes was observed and no standard EPI curriculum is available. We aim to include additional nursing and midwifery schools in the study and to extend the study to other provinces of Indonesia to get more in-depth knowledge of current EPI training at the different nursing and midwifery schools.
Following the extended survey, we aim to develop a standard EPI curriculum and to organise refresher courses for current EPI lecturers and tutors.