Organised by FIPEd in collaboration with the FIP Academic Pharmacy Section, the FIP Community Pharmacy Section, the FIP Hospital Pharmacy Section, IPSF and the FIP Young Pharmacists Group
Innovative tools to educate our students for a contemporary health system are needed. Both the teaching techniques and the student participants impact the educational outcomes of health professionals. Traditional education is often lecture based and focused on a single discipline. This approach is known for its limitations. It results in students being passive and they only study course content most likely to be assessed by memorising theory without insight. This surface learning only allows knowledge retention for a short time, which limits the integration of curriculum content as a whole. Unfortunately, these methods also do not develop any graduate attributes or employability skills which are needed in an inter-professional working environment. Inter-professional team-based learning (TBL) addresses many of these limitations. Inter-professional education (IPE) is imperative to enhance a collaborative practice care model throughout the world. Successful, progressive programmes have evolved to engage students and practitioners into TBL environments where two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes. TBL strategies allow for deeper learning of course content and holistic understanding of the theory in order to apply these theoretical principles in practice. From these active involvements, students have the opportunity to develop and improve certain essential generic skills such as working with others in a team, proper communication with fellow students, problem-solving, interpersonal communication, lifelong learning and adaptability skills. These are essential competencies needed by all healthcare professionals.
It is thus of the utmost importance that pharmacy schools and colleges use IPE to change the model of practice in the 21st century.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Type of session: Knowledge-based