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Integrated model of interprofessional education in occupational therapy and physiotherapy

Morgan, Jill 2023. Integrated model of interprofessional education in occupational therapy and physiotherapy. Presented at: European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education - 27th Annual Meeting, Oviedo, Spain: Facultad Padre Ossó (centro adscrito a la Universidad de Oviedo), 26 - 28 October 2023.

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This presentation will share a model of interprofessional education (IPE) in use at Cardiff University with MSc Pre-registration Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy students. IPE is a key concept embedded through the spiral curricula of both programmes and students follow a 2-year journey exploring concepts well suited to interprofessional learning. Students pursue topics related to understanding self, the professions, stereotypes, inequality, inclusivity, promotion of health, behaviour change, and environmentally sustainable practices. The blended approach used allows students to experience a range of activities (face-face, online, asynchronous) and academic staff can facilitate debate and discussion, rather than deliver content. Meaningful relationships are built through group work as the foundation to the module, with students encouraged to use peer-peer learning support and action learning. This continues in clinical practice in addition to classroom-based activities. As the module progresses, expectations of self-directed learning increase. Students are empowered to work together to design an intervention project to address a self-identified healthcare inequality in a local population/demographic. IPE culminates with a student-led symposium to showcase project ideas to stakeholders, peers, and service users. The presentation reflects on the barriers, enablers, challenges, and successes of running this model from educator and student viewpoints.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2024 11:45

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