Interprofessional education (IPE) is a process whereby students of various professional groups learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of patient care. (View video below)
IPE has been highlighted by governments and health professional associations that recognise optimal patient care requires a broad array of skills and attentions that supersede the scope of any one profession, and so involves interactions between various health disciplines. Institutes educating the health workforce need to develop, integrate and evaluate strategies to address these recommendations.
The Faculty is committed to developing a process that fosters in every undergraduate student an understanding of and respect for the roles of members of different professions in the health care team, with a view to ensuring that such teams work effectively to deliver the best outcomes for the patient or client.
The Faculty has established an IPE Committee whose membership consists of senior academics from each school that is involved in undergraduate program delivery. The Committee’s role is to promote the development and integration of IPE activities into the Faculty’s undergraduate teaching programs. Some of the IPE activities that have already been implemented across various schools include:
- Teamwork in Action
- Inter-university team challenge - OzHFTC 2010
- UQ hosts first national Health Care Team Challenge - 2009
- Initiatives in Teamwork Education - Podcasts
- Development of suite of IPE videos for education and promotion (Click on Introduction to IPE video below – 10 mins)
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