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Preparing students for inter-professional collaboration: have your say

2 minutes read • 13 September 2022
Education and training  News
Preparing students for inter-professional collaboration: have your say

Health professionals, including psychologists, need to be able to work with colleagues in other disciplines, in the best interests of patients.

That’s why the Health Professions Accreditation Collaborative Forum (HPAC Forum) has been working on an inter-professional education project, aimed at gaining an improved understanding of how accreditation processes can improve the development of collaborative skills and knowledge in health profession graduates. 

APAC is one of 15 accreditation authorities for the regulated health professions that make up the HPAC Forum.

The project now has ethics approval and is holding 90-minute, online focus group discussions in October and November.

The HPAC Forum is looking for health profession educators willing to explore the way in which health professional students are prepared to become collaborative health care practitioners.

You need to have experience with the design, development, delivery, evaluation and/or assessment of inter-professional education for health professional students in the classroom and/or workplace.

Health practitioners and consumers are also invited to take part in the focus groups, which will look at what has been working well and what needs to be improved.

To take part, complete an expression of interest form by 30 September.

For more information, write to the project manager at [email protected].

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