Students at UPSAT now have the opportunity to build their entrepreneurial skills and leave university with a fully developed business idea. UPSAT has collaborated with innovation consultancy, Connect’Innov, to run an entrepreneurship programme for third-year students.Learners enter their HealthTech projects into the competition, which is judged by a panel of industry professionals.
The learners with the top projects are then entered into a mentorship programme, where they are given guidance around product design, distribution strategies and business development. This partnership began in 2020 and will continue in the 2021 Academic year, offering learners the opportunity to learn new skills in a practical, hands-on way.
We are in the transformation of the fourth industrial revolution. The increase in human-machine interaction will create new types of jobs and a demand for specific “digital” and “human” skills. At Honoris United Universities, we believe in future-oriented learning to prepare you to harness technology and innovation to thrive and compete in automated, data and AI-driven realities. We believe in empowering you with an academic and skills experience that lead to cognitive agility and a mobile mindset – attitudes and behaviours of success. Based on global research and extended analysis, these beliefs led the Honoris Academic Council to design the Honoris 21st Century Skills Certificate. A unique program that blends the skills that matter for the new world of work. A program to keep you distinctive and in high demand provided through a best of class online experience to learn wherever you are, whenever you want, on the device you choose. The Honoris 21st Century Skills Certificate is sponsored by, the Honoris Online Academy, a platform to transform the next generations of World-Class African Human Talent: able to impact the continent for a brighter future.
The Honoris 21st Century Skills Certificate is a fully online programme that trains you in the eight skills most in demand by employers and for the future of work: behavioral intelligence, critical thinking, creativity and design thinking, communication, collaboration, coding, data analytics, and entrepreneurship.
Outcomes: This programme will empower you to take a reasoned approach to designing creative ideas, teach you how to communicate these ideas, and guide you on how to efficiently lead a team. It will boost your digital and data literacies, through coding and data analysis. And finally, you will learn how to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset and the necessary marketing and financial skillset to create and run your own business.
Duration: • Programme length: 100 hours of taught materials • From registration, students will have 12 months to complete the certificate
Assessment and certification: • Formative assessments online through quizzes • Badging for each module and a certificate for overall completion of programme provided through the Blockchain
The Honoris 21st Century Skills Certificate is articulated in a 4-step pedagogical approach. The learning journey is self-paced and divided into 4 modules.
MODULE 1 : PERSONAL SKILLS COURSE 1 : Harness Emotions to Be More Effective • Identify your needs and emotions to thrive your productivity • Use auto-empathy for decision-making • Improve communication through empathy • Give positive feedback COURSE 2: Unlock your creative potential • Free your creativity • Ask the right questions • Bring on ideas • Be creative in groups COURSE 3: Find innovative solutions through design thinking • Understand key design-thinking principles and process • Adopt the appropriate mindset • Identify the root cause • Solve a problem through multidimensional analysis • Conceive a solution to a problem • Build a prototype • Test a prototype COURSE 4: Sharpen your critical thinking • Understand critical thinking in the tech age • Set a foundation for critical thinking • Strengthen your arguments through convincing reasoning • Spot holes in reasoning • Take an open approach to others’ arguments • Express ideas persuasively • Manage your time and attention for clearer thinking
MODULE 2 : SOCIAL SKILLS COURSE 5: Improve your personal effectiveness • Manage your stress • Improve your task management • Master your time • Optimise your energy • Communicate efficiently by email COURSE 6: Give a boost to your communication style • Understand key communication principles • Reinforce your message’s impact • Captivate your audience • Solve conflicts • Be empathetic • Communicate well remotely COURSE 7: Get your team working together • Develop trust • Share a common vision • Benefit from intergenerational differences • Solve issues with a constructive approach • Collaborate remotely
MODULE 3 : DIGITAL SKILLS COURSE 8: Coding • Understand how the web works • Introduction to coding: developer tools, code in HTML and CSS • Design, develop and launch a website • Discover web analytics with Google Analytics COURSE 9: Data Analytics • Understand the evolution from excel to SQL • Intro to Data Analytics • Discover Python for data collection
MODULE 4 : ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS COURSE 10: Bring life to your entrepreneurship • Build your entrepreneurship mindset • Create solutions to a problem • Switch from idea to innovation • Sell your idea • Rally a team COURSE 11: Run your Business • Know your market • Make a complete analysis • Master the basics of company strategy • Build your business plan • Measure the profitability of a project • Create some value • Financial acumen COURSE 12: Master marketing digital keys • Understand your digital customers • Manage the digital shift • Nurture your product with digital • Build your digital communication strategy • Structure your omni-channel distribution • Redesign your pricing policy in the digital age
A UNIQUE AND ENGAGING LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Adopting the latest cognitive research to maximize skills acquisition, the learning experience of the 21st Century Skills Certificate offers guided path journeys with multi-activities and in varied format designed by international experts from some of the world’s leading universities to ensure engagement during the online learning journey. The programme is run in partnership with CrossKnowledge, one of the world’s leading e-learning platform* , and with Le Wagon, Le Wagon is the #1 ranked coding bootcamp worldwide**.
* CrossKnowledgewas ranked #1 in the Craig Weiss annual Top 50 Learning System. **ranked as world’s #1 coding bootcamp according to students on Switchup for the 3 last years
Awareness sessions were organized for the benefit of UPSAT students in collaboration with the Directorate of School and University Medicine and the Regional Health Director of Tunis at the Ministry of Health.
As part of the UPSAT Optometry Days in their second edition, Dr COMBE leads a series of conferences and workshops with profiles of the 2nd and 3rd year of the Optical License from UPSAT Tunis and UPSAT Sousse and this from March 10 to 12, 2020 .
UPSAT Sousse is organizing a seminar on scientific writing with Dr Michel Gedda on January 23 and 24.
The seminar is carried out under the supervision of Dr Michel Gedda, physiotherapist who has held various positions among the paramedical community. He is Director General of the Association for the Promotion of Para-Medical Professions (A-3PM) of Berck-sur-Mer and also, Project Manager in the Service of Good Professional Practices of the High Authority for Health (HAS) and editor-in-chief of “Kinesitherapy the Revue” of Éditions Elsevier-Masson.
Since 1985, an annual international health campaign has been organized to raise awareness of the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of Breast Cancer.
In order to introduce its future graduates to this culture and to establish it in the traditions of the establishment, UPSAT, Private Faculty specializing in Health Sciences, took the initiative to organize its 1st Scientific Day entitled “OCTOBER ROSE ”with the support of Professor Catherine DZIRI Head of Service in Physical Medicine and Functional Rehabilitation.
The seminar started with a conference on Epidemiology and the National Program for the Cancer of the Woman given and animated by Dr Mounira NABLI, Consultant to the WHO. Breast Cancer is statistically the first cancer in women. The average age of diagnosis is 45 years.
Dr BOUDAYA Fethia Associate Professor in Gynecology at the Center of Maternity and Neonatology of Tunis, also participated in this day; his communication focused on “Breast Cancer Screening”. Ms. Ahlem BEN AYECHI, President of the Scientific Committee of the National Association of Young Midwives, shed additional light on the role of the midwife in early diagnosis.
This meeting was also an opportunity to address, thanks to Pr Catherine DZIRI, the importance of lymphatic drainage and physical activity after breast surgery, which generate so many benefits for a minimum of constraints.
The program of the day was enriched by the conference of Professor Rabâa JOMLI, Psychiatrist at Razi Hospital, which dealt with the Psychological Support of a Woman suffering from Breast Cancer.
The Faculty of Health Sciences in Tunisia UPSAT member of the honoris network, welcomed health specialists in order to explain the concepts of gerontology and geriatrics. It was also an opportunity to present to the students of the final classes the consequences of aging and the different aspects of this thematic in order to allow future graduates a better understanding of the nutritional aspects and to lead them to reflect on the appropriate approaches to care. medical care for the elderly and approaches to preventing visual and locomotor disorders in the elderly.
The epidemiological approach, health problems and national programs dedicated to the elderly were discussed by Doctor Catherine DZIRI, Professor of Physical Medicine and Functional Rehabilitation.
Pr Catherine DZIRI, also underlined the importance of adapted physical activity, both as a complement to physiotherapy and occupational therapy as a means of preventing loss of autonomy linked to advancing age.
Mrs. Douja Sonia ABDELMOULA presented visual alterations and disturbances in the elderly and methods of their prevention.
The conference of Pr Leila Alouane, President of the Alzheimer Association Tunisia, gave the opportunity to future graduates to better understand their role in the nutritional management of people with Alzheimer’s, the main cause of dementia in the elderly.
In addition, Pr. Ag Rym MAAOUI, in collaboration with Pr. Hager RAHALI, highlighted the precious role of the care staff; she particularly emphasized the mission of the nurse, who is called upon to act in a particular field and to be able to assess and manage elderly patients.
The day was closed with a panel discussion which allowed the audience to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society.