A recent review of pre-qualifying interprofessional education in the UK reported the practical challenges of synchronising interprofessional education1. Whilst it was noted that online interprofessional courses were developed primarily to overcome timetabling conflicts of students and clinicians from various health professions, it was recognised that a blended learning approach with appropriate student support could enable an effective interprofessional education experience with lower running costs and reduced disruption. It was found, however, that despite the ubiquity of e-learning in interprofessional education there seemed to be less sharing than expected1.
Boyle, BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA, Susanne P.; Ramirez, Matthew; and Sheridan, Lynn
"Developing an Open Educational Resource for Interprofessional Education (IPE),"
Collaborative Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice, Education and Evaluation (JCIPE):
2, Article 4.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jcipe/vol5/iss2/4