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Table 1 Title of web-based learning modules, optional group session, and their objectives

From: Educational program for middle-level public health nurses to develop new health services regarding community health needs: protocol for a randomized controlled trial

  Title of module   Objectives
Web-based learning modules 1. Recall your great experiencing as a public health nurse 1 To understand the theoretical concept of program development, to efficiently solve the health issues of individuals and the community.
2 To rediscover the role of PHNs through reflection of their own practice.
3 To build motivation of participation.
2. Finding time to think about program planning within your busy work schedule 1 To understand the necessity of maximizing the efficiency of their daily practices.
2 To understand the needs of preventive intervention by PHNs.
3. Identifying community health needs through analyzing the people who require a large amount of the time and help of PHNs 1 To clarify the health needs of the people who require a large amount of time and help from the PHNs.
2 To analyze the causal relationships of the community health need.
4. Organizing the evidences to confirm the necessity of program development 1 To understand the evidences to confirm the necessity of program development and how to collect such evidence.
5. Developing a partnership with your colleagues and collaborators for promoting a program planning 1 To understand the key community stakeholders and collaborators of program planning.
2 To share the community agenda and to build a consensus with the collaborators.
6. Breaking the difficulty of obtaining budget 1 To understand the budget for developing a new program.
2 To understand the necessity in cost-benefit-analysis of program planning.
7. Common mistakes for analyzing a communith health need 1 To understand the common mistakes for analyzing a community health need.
8. Common mistakes for developing a proposal of a new health program 1 To understand the common mistakes for developing a proposal of a new health program.
Optional group session 1. Identifying community health needs and developing a proposal of a new health program 1 Through face-to-face group sessions, participants will analyze and identify community health needs.
2 Identifying the necessity of evidence which will support the existence of community health needs, and discuss about ways to fulfill them.
3 Creating their proposal of a new health program: methods, expected effects, plan of evaluation indicators.