|Title||Professional Development for Interprofessional Teaching in the Health and Human Service Professions|
|Year 1: Project Year||Year 1|
|Year 1: Funding Year||2008/2009|
|Year 1: Project Type||Small TLEF|
|Year 1: Principal Investigator||Louise Nasmith|
|Year 1: Funded Amount||30,000|
|Year 1: Team Members|
Louise, Nasmith, Principal, College of Health Disciplines
|Year 1: Summary|
There is a growing need to change the way health care is delivered to ensure timely access to health and human service professionals who provide comprehensive care. interprofessional collaborative practice is increasingly acknowledged as the best means of accomplishing this. In order to have the skills and knowledge to practice interprofessionally, health care providers need to be trained interprofessionally. This multi-phased project will provide professional development to health and human service practitioners so they incorporate elements of lnterprofessional Collaboration (IPC) into practice and learn how to provide lnterprofessional Education (IPE) to a broad range of students.
Phase 1 will focus on the development, administration, and analysis of a needs assessment in order to better understand the requirements of teachers and learners around IPC and IPE. The second and third phases will focus on the development, implementation, and evaluation of professional development interventions based on the results of the needs assessment.
|Year 2: Project Year||Year 2|
|Year 2: Funding Year||2009/2010|
|Year 2: Project Type||Small TLEF|
|Year 2: Principal Investigator||Christie Newton|
|Year 2: Funded Amount||41,400|
|Year 2: Team Members|
Christie Newton, Assistant Professor, Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine
|Year 2: Summary|
Interprofessional collaboration (IPC) is increasingly acknowledged as one means of providing timely access to comprehensive care. In order to have the skills and knowledge to practice interprofessionally, health care providers need to be trained interprofessionally. Similarly, in order to train interprofessionally, educators and teaching practitioners must be provided interprofessional professional development (IP-PD) opportunities. This multi-phased project will provide IP-PD interventions to health and human service practitioners and faculty.
Phase 1 of this project involved a needs assessment to better understand the requirements of teachers and learners around interprofessional collaboration and interprofessional education (IPE). The second phase of this project will develop IP-PD tools and strategies that will address the needs identified in Phase 1, allowing teachers to develop the skills and knowledge to effectively teach IPE to a broad range of students in the classroom setting and the practice setting by facilitating the incorporation of IPC into practice.