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LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Course and Supervision of Internship 6 Group 3 ILV 1,0 1,0 B3.06690.60.060
Course and Supervision of Internship 6 Group 4 ILV 1,0 1,0 B3.06690.60.060
Bachelor Thesis 2/ Thesis Seminar Group 1 SE 2,0 6,0 B3.06690.60.020
Bachelor Thesis 2/ Thesis Seminar Group 2 SE 2,0 6,0 B3.06690.60.020
Extended Studies on Continuous, Evidence-Based Midwifery Care, Skills 6 Group 1 ILV 2,5 2,0 B3.06690.60.010
Extended Studies on Continuous, Evidence-Based Midwifery Care, Skills 6 Group 2 ILV 2,5 2,0 B3.06690.60.010
Compulsory optional subject: Elective CourseTypeSPPSECTS-Credits
Recent Development of Midwifery Practice and Research SE 2,0 2,0 B3.06690.60.040
TitelAutorJahr
TitelAutorJahr
Beeinflusst die Plazentalokalisation die Einstellung des Kindes und in weiterer Folge den Geburtsmodus?
  • Sofia Ruttnig
  • 2019
    Die Geburt - ein Albtraum
  • Christine Tschreschnig
  • 2019
    Die Relevanz des Einlaufs in der Geburtshilfe - Eine kritische Betrachtung der Vor- und Nachteile einer Intervention
  • Tanja Ranner
  • 2019
    Digital rektale Untersuchung nach vaginaler Geburt
  • Katharina Weiß
  • 2019
    Schmerzhafte Geburt - Aromapflege mit Lavendula angustifolia als natürliches Mittel für ein positives Schmerzempfinden
  • Julia Hornek
  • 2019
    (Beg)leitung der Austreibungsperiode
  • Christine Tschreschnig
  • 2018
    Beckenbodenarbeit im Frühwochenbett
  • Michaela Steiner
  • 2018
    Die dorsoposteriore Hinterhauptshaltung
  • Sofia Ruttnig
  • 2018
    Membrane sweeping - Eine sichere und effektive Methode zur Geburtseinleitung oder doch nur schmerzhafte Manipulation?
  • Julia Hornek
  • 2018
    Zwischen Frust und Freude
  • Lisa Maria Graf
  • 2018
    TitelAutorJahr
    Beeinflusst die Plazentalokalisation die Einstellung des Kindes und in weiterer Folge den Geburtsmodus?
  • Sofia Ruttnig
  • 2019
    Die Geburt - ein Albtraum
  • Christine Tschreschnig
  • 2019
    Die Relevanz des Einlaufs in der Geburtshilfe - Eine kritische Betrachtung der Vor- und Nachteile einer Intervention
  • Tanja Ranner
  • 2019
    Digital rektale Untersuchung nach vaginaler Geburt
  • Katharina Weiß
  • 2019
    Schmerzhafte Geburt - Aromapflege mit Lavendula angustifolia als natürliches Mittel für ein positives Schmerzempfinden
  • Julia Hornek
  • 2019
    TitelAutorJahr
    (Beg)leitung der Austreibungsperiode
  • Christine Tschreschnig
  • 2018
    Beckenbodenarbeit im Frühwochenbett
  • Michaela Steiner
  • 2018
    Die dorsoposteriore Hinterhauptshaltung
  • Sofia Ruttnig
  • 2018
    Membrane sweeping - Eine sichere und effektive Methode zur Geburtseinleitung oder doch nur schmerzhafte Manipulation?
  • Julia Hornek
  • 2018
    Zwischen Frust und Freude
  • Lisa Maria Graf
  • 2018
    Run-TimeOctober/2018 - September/2021
    Project management
  • Birgit Münzer
  • Project staff
  • Anita Mitterdorfer
  • Zala Pusnik
  • Melanie Brodinger
  • Nava Rezaeinamini
  • Monika Ofner
  • ForschungsschwerpunktGesundheitswissenschaften
    Studiengang
  • Gesundheitsberufe
  • ForschungsprogrammErasmus +
    Förderinstitution/Auftraggeber
  • EACEA: The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
  • <div>Initiatoren des Projektes: Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finnland), STG Hebammen und STG Pflege.</div><div>Teilnahme am o.g. Projekt gemeinsam mit STG Pflege der FH Kärnten und folgenden Ländern: STG Hebammen der Universität Laibach (Slowenien), STG Pflege und Hebammen des VIVES University College (Belgien), Faculty of health sciences, Universität Primoska (Slowenien).</div><div> </div><div>The base of this project lies in a well-recognised challenge: The number of births in Europe has decreased alarmingly during last 10 years and the first child is born postponed to aged parents. The biology of fertility cannot adapt to this social trend and phenomena.The ageing of women connected with current male sperm quality crash is concerning everyone everywhere and actions need to be taken. There is a need for accurate situation assessment regarding sexual and reproductive health in each partner country. It is time to raise the level of fertility awareness throughout Europe. Implications of the project, however will be also for other European and<br>non-European countries. According to the current studies recommendations for healthy women and men were fragmented and inconsistent. Also, the current guidelines are noticed to be heterogeneous. Collaborative research across Europe is required in order to develop evidence-based guidelines for preconception health and care and to the education of health professionals. One reason for the decrease in natural fertility is the lack of knowledge of fertility multiple risk factors and currently confusing and controversial data provided by media. According to the current studies women and men like to seek in-formation for themselves and a variety of electronic information was available in all six countries including mobile applications (apps) enabling easy access to<br>preconception information to promote healthy lifestyle change. There is a concern that websites are produced by many differing bodies and are not always reliable. We suggest the development of cohesive government preconception websites across Europe presenting clear evidence-based guidance.In addition, no professionals have taken responsibility for providing proper informa-tion, guiding and education to these Young adults. Preconception health and care is absent or not sufficiently covered in European curricula for health professionals. Since 2010, there is a start taken in the field with the PrePreg Network. This network brings together a group of researchers and´clinicians who have developed a programme of research to enable better understanding of the factors (bio-psychosocial, cultural<br>and economic) affecting preconception health and care across Europe. This has to be translated in the curricula of health professionals who are responsible for men/women in reproductive age. Another serious problem that causes lower rates of birth rates across Europe is delayed parenthood. If the decision for a child is postponed after the optimal fertility age, it becomes crucial to maintain reproductive health during that period. Development of evidence-based knowledge in this field is speedy but uncharted and unimplemented into basic education of health practitioners and therefore fails to go into practise; clients are not offered needed advice. Parenthood in the optimal fertility age reduces or prevents the use and implementation of reproductive-medical techniques or surrogacy. Women do not have to face serious health risks to get pregnant. In this context, it should be noted that the prenatal mental development of the child from conception to birth cannot be disregarded.<br>This project will bridge these existing gaps. Developing the education of Health care professionals by implemen-ting Preconception Health issues to curricula, it will encourage preconception health promotion guidance of youth. Primary beneficiaries are participating educators and the students. But the innovations of the project will also benefit all health care professionals, parents, youth, children and the yet unborn. Long term implications of the project can be expected also for the future gene-rations of Young European people. In the field of pre-conception health and care education we'll meet the same challenges and also a wide diversity in different<br>countries. Sharing and learning from others will develop common knowledge and it gives the possibility to new openings and solutions. This project will create an open access forum "a community of best practices". Innova-tions will be disseminated by participants and their contacts throughout Europe.The answer to bridge the gaps in education and in health promotion guidance is to develop health professionals' education. As the result of this project our new approach will lead to a compre-hensive European PCHC-model for teaching and learning preconception health and care in health care education on higher level.The PCHC-model will frame the content, delimit the area of PCHC and define the elements of PCHC. Later it will serve as the guide to<br>plan the content, teaching strategies and learning outcomes of PCHC. PCHC-model and its elements can be a framework for a course, a specific module or the content parts of PCHC-model can be integrated into other subjects. All products will be found in digital open access community platform and can be used also in distance learning courses. By every development step the partners will dig deeper into the subject area and they will reach expertise in PCHC during the project. The development of expertise will be supported by the experiences of other partners and by sharing research-based knowledge, and by linking it all to the digital Community of best practices. Participants will develop innovative digital tools for teaching this subject and e-Learning activity packages for independent studies<br>and also for distance learning. These learning packages can also be used as pre-studies if learning is guided according to Flipped classroom method. Knowledge and reproductive health statistics of the current situation in participating countries will be gathered, shared, analysed, processed. The review of current situation will enlighten strengths and weaknesses of each country in preconception health field and helps to focus on specific needs of each county.The PCHC-model will frame the content, delimit the area of PCHC and define the elements of PCHC. Later it will serve as the guide to<br>plan the content, teaching strategies and learning outcomes of PCHC. PCHC-model and its elements can be a framework for a course, a specific module or the content parts of PCHC-model can be integrated into other subjects. All products will be found in digital open access community platform and can be used also in distance learning courses. By every development step the partners will dig deeper into the subject area and they will reach expertise in PCHC during the project. The development of expertise will be supported by the experiences of other partners and by sharing research-based knowledge, and by linking it all to the digital Community of best practices. Participants will develop innovative digital tools for teaching this subject and e-Learning activity packages for independent studies<br>and also for distance learning. These learning packages can also be used as pre-studies if learning is guided according to Flipped classroom method. Knowledge and reproductive health statistics of the current situation in participating countries will be gathered, shared, ana-lysed, processed. The review of current situation will enlighten strengths and weaknesses of each country in preconception health field and helps to focus on specific needs of each county.The PCHC-model will frame the content, delimit the area of PCHC and define the elements of PCHC. Later it will serve as the guide to<br>plan the content, teaching strategies and learning outcomes of PCHC. PCHC-model and its elements can be a framework for a course, a specific module or the content parts of PCHC-model can be integrated into other subjects. All products will be found in digital open access community platform and can be used also in distance learning courses.By every development step the partners will dig deeper into the subject area and they will reach expertise in PCHC during the project. The development of expertise will be supported by the experiences of other partners and by sharing research-based knowledge, and by linking it all to the digital Community of best practices. Participants will develop innovative digital tools for teaching this subject and e-Learning activity packages for independent studies<br>and also for distance learning. These learning packages can also be used as pre-studies if learning is guided according to Flipped classroom method. Knowledge and reproductive health statistics of the current situation in participating countries will be gathered, shared, analysed, processed. The review of current situation will enlighten strengths and weaknesses of each country in preconception health field and helps to focus on specific needs of each county.After each partner country has agreed on key conceptual elements of preconception health, a common model is created both to basic<br>level (general nurse) and advanced level (midwifery, public health nurse) in education. To support education this project will produce innovative digital teaching tools and e-learning activity packages (e-LAP) for self-directed and distance learning. Research based knowledge will be reviewed for teaching and learning tools and also for PCHC-handbook which opens all parts of PCHC in a deeper level for educators. Results of reviews and analysis will be disseminated, implemented in teaching and piloted in peer countries during this project. Objectives, contents and methods in precon-ception health education will be benchmarked and<br>shared.This project will create a digital platform, Community of best practices, a type of website, where discussing, sharing and Publishing will happen and evolve and it will serve as an open access forum for the participants. Later it will offer an open access for all. It will be also as a digital library where teachers are able to pick up the content (e-LAPs) for their distance learning courses.The project's national and transnational events are means to disseminate found good practices and results. As a result, teachers' evidence-based knowledge of PCHC, pedagogical skills and tools will expand in larger scale. This will lead to preconception health<br>issues flowing into everyday education.Each partici-pating countries' sexual and reproductive statistics will improve because of increased fertility awareness, which leads to healthier pregnancies and less complications. Also birth rate may increase when natural fertility is protected. Financial benefits can be enormous when people understand the meaning of good preconception health and right timing of pregnant. The amount of<br>vain fertility treatments will decrease, women are healthier and have less complications during pregnancy, and the most important result is that new-born babies get the best start to their lives. Also, on personal level hidden worries, sorrow and conflicts will be avoided in families.The results will benefit the target groups equally, economically and immediately. Information will be distributed through media on the most used channels straight to where the millennials -the target group- are.<br>Since 2010, there is a start taken in the field with the PrePreg Network. This network brings together a group of researchers and clinicians who have developed a programme of research to enable better understanding of the factors (bio-psychosocial, cultural and economic) affecting preconception health and care across Europe. The project will explore complementary collaboration with PrePreg Network to benefit from each other's research results and to get synergy profit. PrePreg Network may act as an external evaluating organisation to the model. This project will be contributing to the future generations healthy beginnings through education. Everyone has the right to obtain reliable and valid knowledge to support their wise choices regarding their own sexual and reproductive health. With Sound evidence-based information to young people, we believe that they would change their life-style and make wiser decisions.In addition, preconception health issues have previously been regarded as women's issue only. This project will change this misconception. Since one focus will be the couples; male fertility can also be preserved with healthy lifestyle. This project's digital platform is unique, visual and first in its' kind in Europe in the field of preconception health and care. All information can be found in one place. Professionals can guide everyone to reliable health information. This type of health promo-tion will be brought to People in a new way: fun, sexy, easy, beautiful, honest, unjudging and fresh.</div>
    • EACEA: The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (Fördergeber/Auftraggeber)
    Run-TimeOctober/2018 - September/2021
    Project management
  • Birgit Münzer
  • Project staff
  • Anita Mitterdorfer
  • Zala Pusnik
  • Melanie Brodinger
  • Nava Rezaeinamini
  • Monika Ofner
  • ForschungsschwerpunktGesundheitswissenschaften
    Studiengang
  • Gesundheitsberufe
  • ForschungsprogrammErasmus +
    Förderinstitution/Auftraggeber
  • EACEA: The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
  • <div>Initiatoren des Projektes: Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finnland), STG Hebammen und STG Pflege.</div><div>Teilnahme am o.g. Projekt gemeinsam mit STG Pflege der FH Kärnten und folgenden Ländern: STG Hebammen der Universität Laibach (Slowenien), STG Pflege und Hebammen des VIVES University College (Belgien), Faculty of health sciences, Universität Primoska (Slowenien).</div><div> </div><div>The base of this project lies in a well-recognised challenge: The number of births in Europe has decreased alarmingly during last 10 years and the first child is born postponed to aged parents. The biology of fertility cannot adapt to this social trend and phenomena.The ageing of women connected with current male sperm quality crash is concerning everyone everywhere and actions need to be taken. There is a need for accurate situation assessment regarding sexual and reproductive health in each partner country. It is time to raise the level of fertility awareness throughout Europe. Implications of the project, however will be also for other European and<br>non-European countries. According to the current studies recommendations for healthy women and men were fragmented and inconsistent. Also, the current guidelines are noticed to be heterogeneous. Collaborative research across Europe is required in order to develop evidence-based guidelines for preconception health and care and to the education of health professionals. One reason for the decrease in natural fertility is the lack of knowledge of fertility multiple risk factors and currently confusing and controversial data provided by media. According to the current studies women and men like to seek in-formation for themselves and a variety of electronic information was available in all six countries including mobile applications (apps) enabling easy access to<br>preconception information to promote healthy lifestyle change. There is a concern that websites are produced by many differing bodies and are not always reliable. We suggest the development of cohesive government preconception websites across Europe presenting clear evidence-based guidance.In addition, no professionals have taken responsibility for providing proper informa-tion, guiding and education to these Young adults. Preconception health and care is absent or not sufficiently covered in European curricula for health professionals. Since 2010, there is a start taken in the field with the PrePreg Network. This network brings together a group of researchers and´clinicians who have developed a programme of research to enable better understanding of the factors (bio-psychosocial, cultural<br>and economic) affecting preconception health and care across Europe. This has to be translated in the curricula of health professionals who are responsible for men/women in reproductive age. Another serious problem that causes lower rates of birth rates across Europe is delayed parenthood. If the decision for a child is postponed after the optimal fertility age, it becomes crucial to maintain reproductive health during that period. Development of evidence-based knowledge in this field is speedy but uncharted and unimplemented into basic education of health practitioners and therefore fails to go into practise; clients are not offered needed advice. Parenthood in the optimal fertility age reduces or prevents the use and implementation of reproductive-medical techniques or surrogacy. Women do not have to face serious health risks to get pregnant. In this context, it should be noted that the prenatal mental development of the child from conception to birth cannot be disregarded.<br>This project will bridge these existing gaps. Developing the education of Health care professionals by implemen-ting Preconception Health issues to curricula, it will encourage preconception health promotion guidance of youth. Primary beneficiaries are participating educators and the students. But the innovations of the project will also benefit all health care professionals, parents, youth, children and the yet unborn. Long term implications of the project can be expected also for the future gene-rations of Young European people. In the field of pre-conception health and care education we'll meet the same challenges and also a wide diversity in different<br>countries. Sharing and learning from others will develop common knowledge and it gives the possibility to new openings and solutions. This project will create an open access forum "a community of best practices". Innova-tions will be disseminated by participants and their contacts throughout Europe.The answer to bridge the gaps in education and in health promotion guidance is to develop health professionals' education. As the result of this project our new approach will lead to a compre-hensive European PCHC-model for teaching and learning preconception health and care in health care education on higher level.The PCHC-model will frame the content, delimit the area of PCHC and define the elements of PCHC. Later it will serve as the guide to<br>plan the content, teaching strategies and learning outcomes of PCHC. PCHC-model and its elements can be a framework for a course, a specific module or the content parts of PCHC-model can be integrated into other subjects. All products will be found in digital open access community platform and can be used also in distance learning courses. By every development step the partners will dig deeper into the subject area and they will reach expertise in PCHC during the project. The development of expertise will be supported by the experiences of other partners and by sharing research-based knowledge, and by linking it all to the digital Community of best practices. Participants will develop innovative digital tools for teaching this subject and e-Learning activity packages for independent studies<br>and also for distance learning. These learning packages can also be used as pre-studies if learning is guided according to Flipped classroom method. Knowledge and reproductive health statistics of the current situation in participating countries will be gathered, shared, analysed, processed. The review of current situation will enlighten strengths and weaknesses of each country in preconception health field and helps to focus on specific needs of each county.The PCHC-model will frame the content, delimit the area of PCHC and define the elements of PCHC. Later it will serve as the guide to<br>plan the content, teaching strategies and learning outcomes of PCHC. PCHC-model and its elements can be a framework for a course, a specific module or the content parts of PCHC-model can be integrated into other subjects. All products will be found in digital open access community platform and can be used also in distance learning courses. By every development step the partners will dig deeper into the subject area and they will reach expertise in PCHC during the project. The development of expertise will be supported by the experiences of other partners and by sharing research-based knowledge, and by linking it all to the digital Community of best practices. Participants will develop innovative digital tools for teaching this subject and e-Learning activity packages for independent studies<br>and also for distance learning. These learning packages can also be used as pre-studies if learning is guided according to Flipped classroom method. Knowledge and reproductive health statistics of the current situation in participating countries will be gathered, shared, ana-lysed, processed. The review of current situation will enlighten strengths and weaknesses of each country in preconception health field and helps to focus on specific needs of each county.The PCHC-model will frame the content, delimit the area of PCHC and define the elements of PCHC. Later it will serve as the guide to<br>plan the content, teaching strategies and learning outcomes of PCHC. PCHC-model and its elements can be a framework for a course, a specific module or the content parts of PCHC-model can be integrated into other subjects. All products will be found in digital open access community platform and can be used also in distance learning courses.By every development step the partners will dig deeper into the subject area and they will reach expertise in PCHC during the project. The development of expertise will be supported by the experiences of other partners and by sharing research-based knowledge, and by linking it all to the digital Community of best practices. Participants will develop innovative digital tools for teaching this subject and e-Learning activity packages for independent studies<br>and also for distance learning. These learning packages can also be used as pre-studies if learning is guided according to Flipped classroom method. Knowledge and reproductive health statistics of the current situation in participating countries will be gathered, shared, analysed, processed. The review of current situation will enlighten strengths and weaknesses of each country in preconception health field and helps to focus on specific needs of each county.After each partner country has agreed on key conceptual elements of preconception health, a common model is created both to basic<br>level (general nurse) and advanced level (midwifery, public health nurse) in education. To support education this project will produce innovative digital teaching tools and e-learning activity packages (e-LAP) for self-directed and distance learning. Research based knowledge will be reviewed for teaching and learning tools and also for PCHC-handbook which opens all parts of PCHC in a deeper level for educators. Results of reviews and analysis will be disseminated, implemented in teaching and piloted in peer countries during this project. Objectives, contents and methods in precon-ception health education will be benchmarked and<br>shared.This project will create a digital platform, Community of best practices, a type of website, where discussing, sharing and Publishing will happen and evolve and it will serve as an open access forum for the participants. Later it will offer an open access for all. It will be also as a digital library where teachers are able to pick up the content (e-LAPs) for their distance learning courses.The project's national and transnational events are means to disseminate found good practices and results. As a result, teachers' evidence-based knowledge of PCHC, pedagogical skills and tools will expand in larger scale. This will lead to preconception health<br>issues flowing into everyday education.Each partici-pating countries' sexual and reproductive statistics will improve because of increased fertility awareness, which leads to healthier pregnancies and less complications. Also birth rate may increase when natural fertility is protected. Financial benefits can be enormous when people understand the meaning of good preconception health and right timing of pregnant. The amount of<br>vain fertility treatments will decrease, women are healthier and have less complications during pregnancy, and the most important result is that new-born babies get the best start to their lives. Also, on personal level hidden worries, sorrow and conflicts will be avoided in families.The results will benefit the target groups equally, economically and immediately. Information will be distributed through media on the most used channels straight to where the millennials -the target group- are.<br>Since 2010, there is a start taken in the field with the PrePreg Network. This network brings together a group of researchers and clinicians who have developed a programme of research to enable better understanding of the factors (bio-psychosocial, cultural and economic) affecting preconception health and care across Europe. The project will explore complementary collaboration with PrePreg Network to benefit from each other's research results and to get synergy profit. PrePreg Network may act as an external evaluating organisation to the model. This project will be contributing to the future generations healthy beginnings through education. Everyone has the right to obtain reliable and valid knowledge to support their wise choices regarding their own sexual and reproductive health. With Sound evidence-based information to young people, we believe that they would change their life-style and make wiser decisions.In addition, preconception health issues have previously been regarded as women's issue only. This project will change this misconception. Since one focus will be the couples; male fertility can also be preserved with healthy lifestyle. This project's digital platform is unique, visual and first in its' kind in Europe in the field of preconception health and care. All information can be found in one place. Professionals can guide everyone to reliable health information. This type of health promo-tion will be brought to People in a new way: fun, sexy, easy, beautiful, honest, unjudging and fresh.</div>
    • EACEA: The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (Fördergeber/Auftraggeber)
    Run-TimeOctober/2018 - September/2021
    Project management
  • Birgit Münzer
  • Project staff
  • Anita Mitterdorfer
  • Zala Pusnik
  • Melanie Brodinger
  • Nava Rezaeinamini
  • Monika Ofner
  • ForschungsschwerpunktGesundheitswissenschaften
    Studiengang
  • Gesundheitsberufe
  • ForschungsprogrammErasmus +
    Förderinstitution/Auftraggeber
  • EACEA: The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
  • <div>Initiatoren des Projektes: Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finnland), STG Hebammen und STG Pflege.</div><div>Teilnahme am o.g. Projekt gemeinsam mit STG Pflege der FH Kärnten und folgenden Ländern: STG Hebammen der Universität Laibach (Slowenien), STG Pflege und Hebammen des VIVES University College (Belgien), Faculty of health sciences, Universität Primoska (Slowenien).</div><div> </div><div>The base of this project lies in a well-recognised challenge: The number of births in Europe has decreased alarmingly during last 10 years and the first child is born postponed to aged parents. The biology of fertility cannot adapt to this social trend and phenomena.The ageing of women connected with current male sperm quality crash is concerning everyone everywhere and actions need to be taken. There is a need for accurate situation assessment regarding sexual and reproductive health in each partner country. It is time to raise the level of fertility awareness throughout Europe. Implications of the project, however will be also for other European and<br>non-European countries. According to the current studies recommendations for healthy women and men were fragmented and inconsistent. Also, the current guidelines are noticed to be heterogeneous. Collaborative research across Europe is required in order to develop evidence-based guidelines for preconception health and care and to the education of health professionals. One reason for the decrease in natural fertility is the lack of knowledge of fertility multiple risk factors and currently confusing and controversial data provided by media. According to the current studies women and men like to seek in-formation for themselves and a variety of electronic information was available in all six countries including mobile applications (apps) enabling easy access to<br>preconception information to promote healthy lifestyle change. There is a concern that websites are produced by many differing bodies and are not always reliable. We suggest the development of cohesive government preconception websites across Europe presenting clear evidence-based guidance.In addition, no professionals have taken responsibility for providing proper informa-tion, guiding and education to these Young adults. Preconception health and care is absent or not sufficiently covered in European curricula for health professionals. Since 2010, there is a start taken in the field with the PrePreg Network. This network brings together a group of researchers and´clinicians who have developed a programme of research to enable better understanding of the factors (bio-psychosocial, cultural<br>and economic) affecting preconception health and care across Europe. This has to be translated in the curricula of health professionals who are responsible for men/women in reproductive age. Another serious problem that causes lower rates of birth rates across Europe is delayed parenthood. If the decision for a child is postponed after the optimal fertility age, it becomes crucial to maintain reproductive health during that period. Development of evidence-based knowledge in this field is speedy but uncharted and unimplemented into basic education of health practitioners and therefore fails to go into practise; clients are not offered needed advice. Parenthood in the optimal fertility age reduces or prevents the use and implementation of reproductive-medical techniques or surrogacy. Women do not have to face serious health risks to get pregnant. In this context, it should be noted that the prenatal mental development of the child from conception to birth cannot be disregarded.<br>This project will bridge these existing gaps. Developing the education of Health care professionals by implemen-ting Preconception Health issues to curricula, it will encourage preconception health promotion guidance of youth. Primary beneficiaries are participating educators and the students. But the innovations of the project will also benefit all health care professionals, parents, youth, children and the yet unborn. Long term implications of the project can be expected also for the future gene-rations of Young European people. In the field of pre-conception health and care education we'll meet the same challenges and also a wide diversity in different<br>countries. Sharing and learning from others will develop common knowledge and it gives the possibility to new openings and solutions. This project will create an open access forum "a community of best practices". Innova-tions will be disseminated by participants and their contacts throughout Europe.The answer to bridge the gaps in education and in health promotion guidance is to develop health professionals' education. As the result of this project our new approach will lead to a compre-hensive European PCHC-model for teaching and learning preconception health and care in health care education on higher level.The PCHC-model will frame the content, delimit the area of PCHC and define the elements of PCHC. Later it will serve as the guide to<br>plan the content, teaching strategies and learning outcomes of PCHC. PCHC-model and its elements can be a framework for a course, a specific module or the content parts of PCHC-model can be integrated into other subjects. All products will be found in digital open access community platform and can be used also in distance learning courses. By every development step the partners will dig deeper into the subject area and they will reach expertise in PCHC during the project. The development of expertise will be supported by the experiences of other partners and by sharing research-based knowledge, and by linking it all to the digital Community of best practices. Participants will develop innovative digital tools for teaching this subject and e-Learning activity packages for independent studies<br>and also for distance learning. These learning packages can also be used as pre-studies if learning is guided according to Flipped classroom method. Knowledge and reproductive health statistics of the current situation in participating countries will be gathered, shared, analysed, processed. The review of current situation will enlighten strengths and weaknesses of each country in preconception health field and helps to focus on specific needs of each county.The PCHC-model will frame the content, delimit the area of PCHC and define the elements of PCHC. Later it will serve as the guide to<br>plan the content, teaching strategies and learning outcomes of PCHC. PCHC-model and its elements can be a framework for a course, a specific module or the content parts of PCHC-model can be integrated into other subjects. All products will be found in digital open access community platform and can be used also in distance learning courses. By every development step the partners will dig deeper into the subject area and they will reach expertise in PCHC during the project. The development of expertise will be supported by the experiences of other partners and by sharing research-based knowledge, and by linking it all to the digital Community of best practices. Participants will develop innovative digital tools for teaching this subject and e-Learning activity packages for independent studies<br>and also for distance learning. These learning packages can also be used as pre-studies if learning is guided according to Flipped classroom method. Knowledge and reproductive health statistics of the current situation in participating countries will be gathered, shared, ana-lysed, processed. The review of current situation will enlighten strengths and weaknesses of each country in preconception health field and helps to focus on specific needs of each county.The PCHC-model will frame the content, delimit the area of PCHC and define the elements of PCHC. Later it will serve as the guide to<br>plan the content, teaching strategies and learning outcomes of PCHC. PCHC-model and its elements can be a framework for a course, a specific module or the content parts of PCHC-model can be integrated into other subjects. All products will be found in digital open access community platform and can be used also in distance learning courses.By every development step the partners will dig deeper into the subject area and they will reach expertise in PCHC during the project. The development of expertise will be supported by the experiences of other partners and by sharing research-based knowledge, and by linking it all to the digital Community of best practices. Participants will develop innovative digital tools for teaching this subject and e-Learning activity packages for independent studies<br>and also for distance learning. These learning packages can also be used as pre-studies if learning is guided according to Flipped classroom method. Knowledge and reproductive health statistics of the current situation in participating countries will be gathered, shared, analysed, processed. The review of current situation will enlighten strengths and weaknesses of each country in preconception health field and helps to focus on specific needs of each county.After each partner country has agreed on key conceptual elements of preconception health, a common model is created both to basic<br>level (general nurse) and advanced level (midwifery, public health nurse) in education. To support education this project will produce innovative digital teaching tools and e-learning activity packages (e-LAP) for self-directed and distance learning. Research based knowledge will be reviewed for teaching and learning tools and also for PCHC-handbook which opens all parts of PCHC in a deeper level for educators. Results of reviews and analysis will be disseminated, implemented in teaching and piloted in peer countries during this project. Objectives, contents and methods in precon-ception health education will be benchmarked and<br>shared.This project will create a digital platform, Community of best practices, a type of website, where discussing, sharing and Publishing will happen and evolve and it will serve as an open access forum for the participants. Later it will offer an open access for all. It will be also as a digital library where teachers are able to pick up the content (e-LAPs) for their distance learning courses.The project's national and transnational events are means to disseminate found good practices and results. As a result, teachers' evidence-based knowledge of PCHC, pedagogical skills and tools will expand in larger scale. This will lead to preconception health<br>issues flowing into everyday education.Each partici-pating countries' sexual and reproductive statistics will improve because of increased fertility awareness, which leads to healthier pregnancies and less complications. Also birth rate may increase when natural fertility is protected. Financial benefits can be enormous when people understand the meaning of good preconception health and right timing of pregnant. The amount of<br>vain fertility treatments will decrease, women are healthier and have less complications during pregnancy, and the most important result is that new-born babies get the best start to their lives. Also, on personal level hidden worries, sorrow and conflicts will be avoided in families.The results will benefit the target groups equally, economically and immediately. Information will be distributed through media on the most used channels straight to where the millennials -the target group- are.<br>Since 2010, there is a start taken in the field with the PrePreg Network. This network brings together a group of researchers and clinicians who have developed a programme of research to enable better understanding of the factors (bio-psychosocial, cultural and economic) affecting preconception health and care across Europe. The project will explore complementary collaboration with PrePreg Network to benefit from each other's research results and to get synergy profit. PrePreg Network may act as an external evaluating organisation to the model. This project will be contributing to the future generations healthy beginnings through education. Everyone has the right to obtain reliable and valid knowledge to support their wise choices regarding their own sexual and reproductive health. With Sound evidence-based information to young people, we believe that they would change their life-style and make wiser decisions.In addition, preconception health issues have previously been regarded as women's issue only. This project will change this misconception. Since one focus will be the couples; male fertility can also be preserved with healthy lifestyle. This project's digital platform is unique, visual and first in its' kind in Europe in the field of preconception health and care. All information can be found in one place. Professionals can guide everyone to reliable health information. This type of health promo-tion will be brought to People in a new way: fun, sexy, easy, beautiful, honest, unjudging and fresh.</div>
    • EACEA: The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (Fördergeber/Auftraggeber)
    Run-TimeOctober/2018 - September/2021
    Project management
  • Birgit Münzer
  • Project staff
  • Anita Mitterdorfer
  • Zala Pusnik
  • Melanie Brodinger
  • Nava Rezaeinamini
  • Monika Ofner
  • ForschungsschwerpunktGesundheitswissenschaften
    Studiengang
  • Gesundheitsberufe
  • ForschungsprogrammErasmus +
    Förderinstitution/Auftraggeber
  • EACEA: The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
  • <div>Initiatoren des Projektes: Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finnland), STG Hebammen und STG Pflege.</div><div>Teilnahme am o.g. Projekt gemeinsam mit STG Pflege der FH Kärnten und folgenden Ländern: STG Hebammen der Universität Laibach (Slowenien), STG Pflege und Hebammen des VIVES University College (Belgien), Faculty of health sciences, Universität Primoska (Slowenien).</div><div> </div><div>The base of this project lies in a well-recognised challenge: The number of births in Europe has decreased alarmingly during last 10 years and the first child is born postponed to aged parents. The biology of fertility cannot adapt to this social trend and phenomena.The ageing of women connected with current male sperm quality crash is concerning everyone everywhere and actions need to be taken. There is a need for accurate situation assessment regarding sexual and reproductive health in each partner country. It is time to raise the level of fertility awareness throughout Europe. Implications of the project, however will be also for other European and<br>non-European countries. According to the current studies recommendations for healthy women and men were fragmented and inconsistent. Also, the current guidelines are noticed to be heterogeneous. Collaborative research across Europe is required in order to develop evidence-based guidelines for preconception health and care and to the education of health professionals. One reason for the decrease in natural fertility is the lack of knowledge of fertility multiple risk factors and currently confusing and controversial data provided by media. According to the current studies women and men like to seek in-formation for themselves and a variety of electronic information was available in all six countries including mobile applications (apps) enabling easy access to<br>preconception information to promote healthy lifestyle change. There is a concern that websites are produced by many differing bodies and are not always reliable. We suggest the development of cohesive government preconception websites across Europe presenting clear evidence-based guidance.In addition, no professionals have taken responsibility for providing proper informa-tion, guiding and education to these Young adults. Preconception health and care is absent or not sufficiently covered in European curricula for health professionals. Since 2010, there is a start taken in the field with the PrePreg Network. This network brings together a group of researchers and´clinicians who have developed a programme of research to enable better understanding of the factors (bio-psychosocial, cultural<br>and economic) affecting preconception health and care across Europe. This has to be translated in the curricula of health professionals who are responsible for men/women in reproductive age. Another serious problem that causes lower rates of birth rates across Europe is delayed parenthood. If the decision for a child is postponed after the optimal fertility age, it becomes crucial to maintain reproductive health during that period. Development of evidence-based knowledge in this field is speedy but uncharted and unimplemented into basic education of health practitioners and therefore fails to go into practise; clients are not offered needed advice. Parenthood in the optimal fertility age reduces or prevents the use and implementation of reproductive-medical techniques or surrogacy. Women do not have to face serious health risks to get pregnant. In this context, it should be noted that the prenatal mental development of the child from conception to birth cannot be disregarded.<br>This project will bridge these existing gaps. Developing the education of Health care professionals by implemen-ting Preconception Health issues to curricula, it will encourage preconception health promotion guidance of youth. Primary beneficiaries are participating educators and the students. But the innovations of the project will also benefit all health care professionals, parents, youth, children and the yet unborn. Long term implications of the project can be expected also for the future gene-rations of Young European people. In the field of pre-conception health and care education we'll meet the same challenges and also a wide diversity in different<br>countries. Sharing and learning from others will develop common knowledge and it gives the possibility to new openings and solutions. This project will create an open access forum "a community of best practices". Innova-tions will be disseminated by participants and their contacts throughout Europe.The answer to bridge the gaps in education and in health promotion guidance is to develop health professionals' education. As the result of this project our new approach will lead to a compre-hensive European PCHC-model for teaching and learning preconception health and care in health care education on higher level.The PCHC-model will frame the content, delimit the area of PCHC and define the elements of PCHC. Later it will serve as the guide to<br>plan the content, teaching strategies and learning outcomes of PCHC. PCHC-model and its elements can be a framework for a course, a specific module or the content parts of PCHC-model can be integrated into other subjects. All products will be found in digital open access community platform and can be used also in distance learning courses. By every development step the partners will dig deeper into the subject area and they will reach expertise in PCHC during the project. The development of expertise will be supported by the experiences of other partners and by sharing research-based knowledge, and by linking it all to the digital Community of best practices. Participants will develop innovative digital tools for teaching this subject and e-Learning activity packages for independent studies<br>and also for distance learning. These learning packages can also be used as pre-studies if learning is guided according to Flipped classroom method. Knowledge and reproductive health statistics of the current situation in participating countries will be gathered, shared, analysed, processed. The review of current situation will enlighten strengths and weaknesses of each country in preconception health field and helps to focus on specific needs of each county.The PCHC-model will frame the content, delimit the area of PCHC and define the elements of PCHC. Later it will serve as the guide to<br>plan the content, teaching strategies and learning outcomes of PCHC. PCHC-model and its elements can be a framework for a course, a specific module or the content parts of PCHC-model can be integrated into other subjects. All products will be found in digital open access community platform and can be used also in distance learning courses. By every development step the partners will dig deeper into the subject area and they will reach expertise in PCHC during the project. The development of expertise will be supported by the experiences of other partners and by sharing research-based knowledge, and by linking it all to the digital Community of best practices. Participants will develop innovative digital tools for teaching this subject and e-Learning activity packages for independent studies<br>and also for distance learning. These learning packages can also be used as pre-studies if learning is guided according to Flipped classroom method. Knowledge and reproductive health statistics of the current situation in participating countries will be gathered, shared, ana-lysed, processed. The review of current situation will enlighten strengths and weaknesses of each country in preconception health field and helps to focus on specific needs of each county.The PCHC-model will frame the content, delimit the area of PCHC and define the elements of PCHC. Later it will serve as the guide to<br>plan the content, teaching strategies and learning outcomes of PCHC. PCHC-model and its elements can be a framework for a course, a specific module or the content parts of PCHC-model can be integrated into other subjects. All products will be found in digital open access community platform and can be used also in distance learning courses.By every development step the partners will dig deeper into the subject area and they will reach expertise in PCHC during the project. The development of expertise will be supported by the experiences of other partners and by sharing research-based knowledge, and by linking it all to the digital Community of best practices. Participants will develop innovative digital tools for teaching this subject and e-Learning activity packages for independent studies<br>and also for distance learning. These learning packages can also be used as pre-studies if learning is guided according to Flipped classroom method. Knowledge and reproductive health statistics of the current situation in participating countries will be gathered, shared, analysed, processed. The review of current situation will enlighten strengths and weaknesses of each country in preconception health field and helps to focus on specific needs of each county.After each partner country has agreed on key conceptual elements of preconception health, a common model is created both to basic<br>level (general nurse) and advanced level (midwifery, public health nurse) in education. To support education this project will produce innovative digital teaching tools and e-learning activity packages (e-LAP) for self-directed and distance learning. Research based knowledge will be reviewed for teaching and learning tools and also for PCHC-handbook which opens all parts of PCHC in a deeper level for educators. Results of reviews and analysis will be disseminated, implemented in teaching and piloted in peer countries during this project. Objectives, contents and methods in precon-ception health education will be benchmarked and<br>shared.This project will create a digital platform, Community of best practices, a type of website, where discussing, sharing and Publishing will happen and evolve and it will serve as an open access forum for the participants. Later it will offer an open access for all. It will be also as a digital library where teachers are able to pick up the content (e-LAPs) for their distance learning courses.The project's national and transnational events are means to disseminate found good practices and results. As a result, teachers' evidence-based knowledge of PCHC, pedagogical skills and tools will expand in larger scale. This will lead to preconception health<br>issues flowing into everyday education.Each partici-pating countries' sexual and reproductive statistics will improve because of increased fertility awareness, which leads to healthier pregnancies and less complications. Also birth rate may increase when natural fertility is protected. Financial benefits can be enormous when people understand the meaning of good preconception health and right timing of pregnant. The amount of<br>vain fertility treatments will decrease, women are healthier and have less complications during pregnancy, and the most important result is that new-born babies get the best start to their lives. Also, on personal level hidden worries, sorrow and conflicts will be avoided in families.The results will benefit the target groups equally, economically and immediately. Information will be distributed through media on the most used channels straight to where the millennials -the target group- are.<br>Since 2010, there is a start taken in the field with the PrePreg Network. This network brings together a group of researchers and clinicians who have developed a programme of research to enable better understanding of the factors (bio-psychosocial, cultural and economic) affecting preconception health and care across Europe. The project will explore complementary collaboration with PrePreg Network to benefit from each other's research results and to get synergy profit. PrePreg Network may act as an external evaluating organisation to the model. This project will be contributing to the future generations healthy beginnings through education. Everyone has the right to obtain reliable and valid knowledge to support their wise choices regarding their own sexual and reproductive health. With Sound evidence-based information to young people, we believe that they would change their life-style and make wiser decisions.In addition, preconception health issues have previously been regarded as women's issue only. This project will change this misconception. Since one focus will be the couples; male fertility can also be preserved with healthy lifestyle. This project's digital platform is unique, visual and first in its' kind in Europe in the field of preconception health and care. All information can be found in one place. Professionals can guide everyone to reliable health information. This type of health promo-tion will be brought to People in a new way: fun, sexy, easy, beautiful, honest, unjudging and fresh.</div>
    • EACEA: The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (Fördergeber/Auftraggeber)
    Run-TimeOctober/2018 - September/2021
    Project management
  • Birgit Münzer
  • Project staff
  • Anita Mitterdorfer
  • Zala Pusnik
  • Melanie Brodinger
  • Nava Rezaeinamini
  • Monika Ofner
  • ForschungsschwerpunktGesundheitswissenschaften
    Studiengang
  • Gesundheitsberufe
  • ForschungsprogrammErasmus +
    Förderinstitution/Auftraggeber
  • EACEA: The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
  • <div>Initiatoren des Projektes: Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finnland), STG Hebammen und STG Pflege.</div><div>Teilnahme am o.g. Projekt gemeinsam mit STG Pflege der FH Kärnten und folgenden Ländern: STG Hebammen der Universität Laibach (Slowenien), STG Pflege und Hebammen des VIVES University College (Belgien), Faculty of health sciences, Universität Primoska (Slowenien).</div><div> </div><div>The base of this project lies in a well-recognised challenge: The number of births in Europe has decreased alarmingly during last 10 years and the first child is born postponed to aged parents. The biology of fertility cannot adapt to this social trend and phenomena.The ageing of women connected with current male sperm quality crash is concerning everyone everywhere and actions need to be taken. There is a need for accurate situation assessment regarding sexual and reproductive health in each partner country. It is time to raise the level of fertility awareness throughout Europe. Implications of the project, however will be also for other European and<br>non-European countries. According to the current studies recommendations for healthy women and men were fragmented and inconsistent. Also, the current guidelines are noticed to be heterogeneous. Collaborative research across Europe is required in order to develop evidence-based guidelines for preconception health and care and to the education of health professionals. One reason for the decrease in natural fertility is the lack of knowledge of fertility multiple risk factors and currently confusing and controversial data provided by media. According to the current studies women and men like to seek in-formation for themselves and a variety of electronic information was available in all six countries including mobile applications (apps) enabling easy access to<br>preconception information to promote healthy lifestyle change. There is a concern that websites are produced by many differing bodies and are not always reliable. We suggest the development of cohesive government preconception websites across Europe presenting clear evidence-based guidance.In addition, no professionals have taken responsibility for providing proper informa-tion, guiding and education to these Young adults. Preconception health and care is absent or not sufficiently covered in European curricula for health professionals. Since 2010, there is a start taken in the field with the PrePreg Network. This network brings together a group of researchers and´clinicians who have developed a programme of research to enable better understanding of the factors (bio-psychosocial, cultural<br>and economic) affecting preconception health and care across Europe. This has to be translated in the curricula of health professionals who are responsible for men/women in reproductive age. Another serious problem that causes lower rates of birth rates across Europe is delayed parenthood. If the decision for a child is postponed after the optimal fertility age, it becomes crucial to maintain reproductive health during that period. Development of evidence-based knowledge in this field is speedy but uncharted and unimplemented into basic education of health practitioners and therefore fails to go into practise; clients are not offered needed advice. Parenthood in the optimal fertility age reduces or prevents the use and implementation of reproductive-medical techniques or surrogacy. Women do not have to face serious health risks to get pregnant. In this context, it should be noted that the prenatal mental development of the child from conception to birth cannot be disregarded.<br>This project will bridge these existing gaps. Developing the education of Health care professionals by implemen-ting Preconception Health issues to curricula, it will encourage preconception health promotion guidance of youth. Primary beneficiaries are participating educators and the students. But the innovations of the project will also benefit all health care professionals, parents, youth, children and the yet unborn. Long term implications of the project can be expected also for the future gene-rations of Young European people. In the field of pre-conception health and care education we'll meet the same challenges and also a wide diversity in different<br>countries. Sharing and learning from others will develop common knowledge and it gives the possibility to new openings and solutions. This project will create an open access forum "a community of best practices". Innova-tions will be disseminated by participants and their contacts throughout Europe.The answer to bridge the gaps in education and in health promotion guidance is to develop health professionals' education. As the result of this project our new approach will lead to a compre-hensive European PCHC-model for teaching and learning preconception health and care in health care education on higher level.The PCHC-model will frame the content, delimit the area of PCHC and define the elements of PCHC. Later it will serve as the guide to<br>plan the content, teaching strategies and learning outcomes of PCHC. PCHC-model and its elements can be a framework for a course, a specific module or the content parts of PCHC-model can be integrated into other subjects. All products will be found in digital open access community platform and can be used also in distance learning courses. By every development step the partners will dig deeper into the subject area and they will reach expertise in PCHC during the project. The development of expertise will be supported by the experiences of other partners and by sharing research-based knowledge, and by linking it all to the digital Community of best practices. Participants will develop innovative digital tools for teaching this subject and e-Learning activity packages for independent studies<br>and also for distance learning. These learning packages can also be used as pre-studies if learning is guided according to Flipped classroom method. Knowledge and reproductive health statistics of the current situation in participating countries will be gathered, shared, analysed, processed. The review of current situation will enlighten strengths and weaknesses of each country in preconception health field and helps to focus on specific needs of each county.The PCHC-model will frame the content, delimit the area of PCHC and define the elements of PCHC. Later it will serve as the guide to<br>plan the content, teaching strategies and learning outcomes of PCHC. PCHC-model and its elements can be a framework for a course, a specific module or the content parts of PCHC-model can be integrated into other subjects. All products will be found in digital open access community platform and can be used also in distance learning courses. By every development step the partners will dig deeper into the subject area and they will reach expertise in PCHC during the project. The development of expertise will be supported by the experiences of other partners and by sharing research-based knowledge, and by linking it all to the digital Community of best practices. Participants will develop innovative digital tools for teaching this subject and e-Learning activity packages for independent studies<br>and also for distance learning. These learning packages can also be used as pre-studies if learning is guided according to Flipped classroom method. Knowledge and reproductive health statistics of the current situation in participating countries will be gathered, shared, ana-lysed, processed. The review of current situation will enlighten strengths and weaknesses of each country in preconception health field and helps to focus on specific needs of each county.The PCHC-model will frame the content, delimit the area of PCHC and define the elements of PCHC. Later it will serve as the guide to<br>plan the content, teaching strategies and learning outcomes of PCHC. PCHC-model and its elements can be a framework for a course, a specific module or the content parts of PCHC-model can be integrated into other subjects. All products will be found in digital open access community platform and can be used also in distance learning courses.By every development step the partners will dig deeper into the subject area and they will reach expertise in PCHC during the project. The development of expertise will be supported by the experiences of other partners and by sharing research-based knowledge, and by linking it all to the digital Community of best practices. Participants will develop innovative digital tools for teaching this subject and e-Learning activity packages for independent studies<br>and also for distance learning. These learning packages can also be used as pre-studies if learning is guided according to Flipped classroom method. Knowledge and reproductive health statistics of the current situation in participating countries will be gathered, shared, analysed, processed. The review of current situation will enlighten strengths and weaknesses of each country in preconception health field and helps to focus on specific needs of each county.After each partner country has agreed on key conceptual elements of preconception health, a common model is created both to basic<br>level (general nurse) and advanced level (midwifery, public health nurse) in education. To support education this project will produce innovative digital teaching tools and e-learning activity packages (e-LAP) for self-directed and distance learning. Research based knowledge will be reviewed for teaching and learning tools and also for PCHC-handbook which opens all parts of PCHC in a deeper level for educators. Results of reviews and analysis will be disseminated, implemented in teaching and piloted in peer countries during this project. Objectives, contents and methods in precon-ception health education will be benchmarked and<br>shared.This project will create a digital platform, Community of best practices, a type of website, where discussing, sharing and Publishing will happen and evolve and it will serve as an open access forum for the participants. Later it will offer an open access for all. It will be also as a digital library where teachers are able to pick up the content (e-LAPs) for their distance learning courses.The project's national and transnational events are means to disseminate found good practices and results. As a result, teachers' evidence-based knowledge of PCHC, pedagogical skills and tools will expand in larger scale. This will lead to preconception health<br>issues flowing into everyday education.Each partici-pating countries' sexual and reproductive statistics will improve because of increased fertility awareness, which leads to healthier pregnancies and less complications. Also birth rate may increase when natural fertility is protected. Financial benefits can be enormous when people understand the meaning of good preconception health and right timing of pregnant. The amount of<br>vain fertility treatments will decrease, women are healthier and have less complications during pregnancy, and the most important result is that new-born babies get the best start to their lives. Also, on personal level hidden worries, sorrow and conflicts will be avoided in families.The results will benefit the target groups equally, economically and immediately. Information will be distributed through media on the most used channels straight to where the millennials -the target group- are.<br>Since 2010, there is a start taken in the field with the PrePreg Network. This network brings together a group of researchers and clinicians who have developed a programme of research to enable better understanding of the factors (bio-psychosocial, cultural and economic) affecting preconception health and care across Europe. The project will explore complementary collaboration with PrePreg Network to benefit from each other's research results and to get synergy profit. PrePreg Network may act as an external evaluating organisation to the model. This project will be contributing to the future generations healthy beginnings through education. Everyone has the right to obtain reliable and valid knowledge to support their wise choices regarding their own sexual and reproductive health. With Sound evidence-based information to young people, we believe that they would change their life-style and make wiser decisions.In addition, preconception health issues have previously been regarded as women's issue only. This project will change this misconception. Since one focus will be the couples; male fertility can also be preserved with healthy lifestyle. This project's digital platform is unique, visual and first in its' kind in Europe in the field of preconception health and care. All information can be found in one place. Professionals can guide everyone to reliable health information. This type of health promo-tion will be brought to People in a new way: fun, sexy, easy, beautiful, honest, unjudging and fresh.</div>
    • EACEA: The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (Fördergeber/Auftraggeber)

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