Table 3

Main activities of site tutors and supervisors

CBE site tutors

Faculty (and supervising faculty)


Assessment of students' problems & supervision of student's activities

Assisting students in demonstrations, return demonstrations, improving the learning environment


Guidance, listening to student’s presentations, giving feedback to students

Checking on site tutors, learning problems and other trainee’s management work


Lectures, practical demonstrations, group discussions, follow-up, deploying students for fieldwork

Evaluation and assessment, teaching, corrective actions, feedback to students


Linking the health facility and community to the trainees, outreaches

Staying at community sites with students for on-site skills demonstration. (Kampala International University)


Monitoring students’ progress, teaching students

Observation, teaching, guiding, demonstration, marking, listening to students presentation


Observing trainees as they demonstrate skills and teach one another

Monitor performance of professional tasks and assess progress;

Monitor student progress and welfare


Tutoring trainees and leading students in practical aspects of CBE

Management of trainees’ discipline

Planning, follow-up of students, marking trainee’s reports

Ensuring welfare of students in the field and reinforcing skills

Signing student's log books, mentoring, counseling,


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