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Challenges when designing, implementing and revising curricula for interprofessional learning. How, what, and for whom?
Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
2012 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

In the reports by the World Health Organisation (2008) and (2010) the need to provide an interprofessional service is highlighted as imperative if we are to meet the challenges of health service delivery into the future. Providing an undergraduate interprofessional curriculum which focuses on the need of the client is we believe a means to improving the quality and efficacy of patient outcome.

Curtin University, Australia has started their implementation process utilizing a common core curriculum in the first year, interactive case based workshops throughout the year of study of its 18 health professional groups and in clinical practice where it has 20 interprofessional placement opportunities for students. Curtin is now developing an undergraduate medical curriculum and will be ensuring its graduates are equipped to be “doctors for the future” by incorporating interprofessional curricula and practice provision to the programme. Linkoping University, Sweden is in a process of revising their curricula for interprofessional learning, which has been successfully provided for the last 25 years.

This oral paper will address the following questions when considering each of these developments:

What are the challenges, and what are the processes to manage? What should be the interprofessional subjects for students in health care education? How should the education be designed? What are the learning methodologies which are most appropriate? How can interprofessional placements be designed for such a variety of professional groups? What models of health care will result as these new practitioners enter into the workforce? How will we evaluate this provision?

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interprofessional, curriculum
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-84578OAI: diva2:560372
Towards Unity for Health, 9-14 of October, 2012, Thunder Bay, Northern Ontario, Canada
Available from: 2012-10-13 Created: 2012-10-13 Last updated: 2012-10-17

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