Event Title

Effect of an IPE Experience on Student Readiness towards NeuroRehabilitation Practice

Start Date

19-5-2012 10:15 AM

End Date

19-5-2012 10:30 AM

Description

With the rapid change in health care environments, academic institutions are called upon to align themselves with the needs of the health care system. Key to the achievement of positive outcomes is the ability of health professionals to work in teams. At the Quinnipiac University School of Health Sciences, we have informal opportunities to engage in interprofessional collaboration. However, we would like to see more formal integration, in our respective curricula, interprofessional collaboration and learning.

Occupational and physical therapy professionals are natural partners in neurorehabilitation especially in the acute stages of recovery. To enhance student learning experiences from both disciplines, we have developed a pilot interprofessional learning unit that was embedded in neurorehabilitation tracks of each respective program. The primary goal of this project is to examine interprofessional attitudes and readiness for interprofessional learning. A secondary outcome that we hope to address is the development of critical thinking and reasoning. The unit required students to participate in a joint case analysis and collaboratively design an intervention plan following the ICF Model.

Upon the conclusion of our final data collection in early Spring 2012, we will be able to highlight the IPE features of our learning unit and preliminary findings from our pre- and post-test data culled from our outcome measures (Interprofessional Attitudes Questionnaire and Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale) and focus group discussions. We are highly encouraged by the anecdotal we have received thus far. We plan to generate recommendations for future curricular adoptions.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will:

1. Describe challenges and considerations in developing an IPE learning experience

2. Describe students’ perception of their readiness and attitudes towards engaging in interprofessional work

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Effect of an IPE Experience on Student Readiness towards NeuroRehabilitation Practice

With the rapid change in health care environments, academic institutions are called upon to align themselves with the needs of the health care system. Key to the achievement of positive outcomes is the ability of health professionals to work in teams. At the Quinnipiac University School of Health Sciences, we have informal opportunities to engage in interprofessional collaboration. However, we would like to see more formal integration, in our respective curricula, interprofessional collaboration and learning.

Occupational and physical therapy professionals are natural partners in neurorehabilitation especially in the acute stages of recovery. To enhance student learning experiences from both disciplines, we have developed a pilot interprofessional learning unit that was embedded in neurorehabilitation tracks of each respective program. The primary goal of this project is to examine interprofessional attitudes and readiness for interprofessional learning. A secondary outcome that we hope to address is the development of critical thinking and reasoning. The unit required students to participate in a joint case analysis and collaboratively design an intervention plan following the ICF Model.

Upon the conclusion of our final data collection in early Spring 2012, we will be able to highlight the IPE features of our learning unit and preliminary findings from our pre- and post-test data culled from our outcome measures (Interprofessional Attitudes Questionnaire and Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale) and focus group discussions. We are highly encouraged by the anecdotal we have received thus far. We plan to generate recommendations for future curricular adoptions.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will:

1. Describe challenges and considerations in developing an IPE learning experience

2. Describe students’ perception of their readiness and attitudes towards engaging in interprofessional work