Healthvarsity LLC, the largest online learning startup for health professionals in the GCC region, has recently launched its platform in Dubai. The platform, which uses AI and blockchain technology, aims to expand the reach and accessibility of well-defined programmes for up-skilling doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists and aspiring medical students. It will also introduce features such as an AI-based Virtual Instructor, AI-based Virtual Mentor and AI-based Virtual Assessor.
Founded by Dr Thumbay Moideen, President of Thumbay Group, a diversified international business conglomerate with operations across different verticals, Healthvarsity’s mission is to positively impact healthcare professionals by helping them progress in their careers. The platform courses are organized to help focus on learning with a more comprehensive study of essential health, wellness and beyond topics.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, Dr Thumbay Moideen said:
Healthvarsity embodies the highly engaged, focused, interactive and unique learning that has been a hallmark of medical education programs for decades. The interconnected world that we live in has experienced unprecedented growth in recent times, and preparing healthcare professionals to succeed in this challenging environment demands a flexible and real-world-based approach to education.
Healthvarsity will, thus, provide a powerful channel for communicating ideas to and engaging with new and wider audiences, nurturing lifelong journeys of enquiry and discovery and achieving better career outcomes using the latest technology.
Dr Moideen, Founder and President of Healthvarsity, introduced the platform to 200 stakeholders and guests attending the official launch ceremony at the Palazzo Versace Hotel Dubai. Guests of honour present at the ceremony included Dr Richard Grose, dean for Global Engagement, professor of cancer cell biology, Queen Mary University of London, UK, and Wendy Palmer, director, Global Studio, Deakin University, Australia. They were among a panel of international experts participating in a multi-stage process to design the Healthvarsity audio-visual courses and complete the curriculum.
Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Healthvarsity courses are available in English for all users, at different designations and levels of education and professional experience, from students to administrators, doctors, and other healthcare professionals. After the initial registration, users can select courses optimally meeting their professional requirements from several options, including diploma, advanced certificate courses, master classes and self-study programmes. On completion of each course, they receive a certificate on blockchain to maintain security and authenticity.
Multiple course styles differentiate the startup offerings, including recorded webinars, guided tours, case studies, test preparation, demonstrations, and leaders’ insights.
Wendy Palmer, Director, Global Studio, Deakin University, Australia, commented:
We are honoured, excited and proud to partner with Healthvarsity to lead the transformation in medical education. With a unique set of courses, the platform will provide an easily accessible tool for professionals and learners to refine their skills and increase the accuracy of their work. Still, it will also bring together renowned academicians of the world on one platform to make Healthvarsity the centre of engagement for research, innovation, education and collaboration in the coming years.
The fee structure for students and revenue model for instructors are built on a robust and forward-looking economic model. Partnering with local banks and payment gateways, ‘Learn now and pay later’, Healthvarsity offers easy and flexible payment methods for learners to make healthcare education more accessible and economically sustainable, to enable future investment and growth.
Healthvarsity courses will range from curriculum and experts from the University of Arizona (USA), Medi-AI (Australia), Skills for Health – UK, e-Integrity (UK), Learna (UK), AIN Shams (Egypt), Raaonline (India), The Behavioral Training Institute (Ireland), IBCCES (USA), Arlington Medical Academy (UK), Gulf Medical University (UAE), Thumbay Labs (UAE), Advanced Laparoscopic Training (United Kingdom), Newcastle Australia – Singapore, AIO Compass (Japan).