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Shared goals, shared learning: evaluation of a multiprofessional course for undergraduate students

Parsell, Glennys, Spalding, Robert and Bligh, John 1998. Shared goals, shared learning: evaluation of a multiprofessional course for undergraduate students. Medical Education 32 (3) , pp. 304-311. 10.1046/j.1365-2923.1998.00213.x

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Twenty-eight undergraduate degree students from seven health care professions attended a two-day pilot course. Using small multiprofessional groups, final-year students from occupational therapy, orthoptics, therapy radiography, nursing, physiotherapy, medicine and dentistry explored professional roles and clinical problem-solving using a theme-based approach. A balance of didactic and interactive small-group learning enabled them to identify issues surrounding multiprofessional teamworking and collaboration in the National Health Service. Evaluation results showed that the course increased knowledge and understanding of other health care professions, developed more positive attitudes and demonstrated the importance of multiprofessional teamwork and communication. Participating students believed that both early and regular opportunities for shared learning should be essential aspects of undergraduate courses.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, medical, undergraduate, methods; health personnel; education; interprofessional relations; programme evaluation
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0308-0110
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 03:25

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