The quality of paediatric services depends on the physicians’ job specific skills involving knowledge and practical abilities (hard skills) and also a series of soft transversal, personality-linked, intellectual skills and meta-skills (i.e. soft skills).

Soft skills are likely to make the difference between the good and excellent paediatric health services, creating an error free, safer, and supportive environment for the paediatric patients and parents.

The project aims to identify the most important soft skills in the field of paediatrics, match them with the best teaching methods and strategies, and elaborate guidelines and materials for training the paediatricians’ trainers.

The main target groups of the project are:

  • Lecturers in paediatrics
  • Medical practitioners in paediatrics
  • Medical students: pre-service and residents in paediatrics