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Toolkit and IPE Centre Resources

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Basic toolkit

These resources are offered as a basic toolkit to be used when implementing IPE activities.

IPE evaluation template

The IPE Centre has developed a bank of IPE evaluation items intended to assist IPE teaching teams to evaluate IPE activities. The template aims to support comparable evaluation of IPE across the Division of Health Sciences. Some of the items can be customised as needed.

The IPE evaluation template is available and ready to use on Otago inFORM

  1. Click on Staff
  2. Click on Request New Questionnaire
  3. Enter your University of Otago login details at the prompt
  4. Click on Start New Blank Request
  5. Scroll down and click on Health Sciences
  6. Scroll down and click on Interprofessional Education

Other IPE Centre resources

IPE Centre documents and resources you may find of interest are:

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IPE Support Innovation Fund and Grant-in-Aid Application Form

The IPE Centre has a fund available to support the development and set-up of interprofessional student learning activities across established health professional degree programmes that are innovative, and intentionally interprofessional. This contestable grant-in-aid fund supports the growth of activities for "occasions when two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and quality of care." (The Centre for the Advancement of IPE, 2002).

Applications are called for twice a year (where availability of contestable funds permits), and are reviewed by a subcommittee of the Divisional IPE Governance Group.  Factors taken into consideration when awarding grants-in-aid include, e.g. distribution of awards across campus sites and participating health professional programmes, the quality of application(s), evidence of sustainability in projects, and so on.

Next round of applications: To be advised

To read more about the innovation fund and to apply, please check the next applications date and then consult the documents below (NB: these are revised from time to time, and the current version will always be posted here):

If you have any questions, please contact IPE Centre Manager, Ashley Symes:

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The following is a sample of publications on interprofessional education by University of Otago staff, or including University of Otago staff as contributors - this list is updated from time to time and may not be exhaustive:

  • McKinlay E, McDonald J, Darlow B, Perry, M. Social networks of patients with multimorbidity: a qualitative study of patients’ and supporters’ views. Journal of Primary Health Care. 2017. doi: 10.10171/HC16062
  • Pelham K, Skinner M, McHugh P, Pullon SR. Interprofessional education in a rural community: the perspectives of the clinical workplace providers. Journal of Primary Health Care. 2016; 8(3): 210-19. doi:10.1071/HC16010
  • Foster Page LA, Gray L, Gallagher P, McKinlay, Rich AM. Untangling the web of influences of dental students' participation in interprofessional education programs. Journal of Dental Education. 2016; 80(6): 677- 85
  • Crawford R, Gallagher P, Harding T, McKinlay E, Pullon SR. Interprofessional undergraduate students talk about nurses and nursing: a qualitative study. Nurse Education Today. 2016; (39): 7-11. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2015.12.021
  • Darlow B, Donovan S, Coleman K, McKinlay E, Beckingsale L, Gallagher P, Gray B, Neser H, Perry M, Pullon SR. What makes an interprofessional education programme meaningful to students? Findings from focus group interviews with students based in New Zealand. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 2016; 30(3): 355-61. doi: 10.3109/13561820.2016.1141189
  • Pullon SR, Wilson C, Gallagher P, Skinner M, McKinlay E, Gray L, McHugh P. Transition to practice: can interprofessional education make a difference? a cohort study. BMC Medical Education. 2016; (16):154. doi:10.1186/s12909-016-0674-5
  • Young J, Egan T, Williamson M, Jaye C, Kenrick K, Ross J, Radue P. An exercise to map patient-centred care networks. The Clinical Teacher, 2016; 13(6): 448-450. doi: 10.1111/tct.12459
  • Rhodes J, Winder P, Stratheran M, McMillan M, Richter K, McLeod M. Breaking down educational silos. Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand. 2016; 22(1) 16-17 (Contributor from the University of Otago: Konrad Richter)
  • Pullon S, McKinlay E, Gallagher P, Gray L, Skinner M, McHugh P. Case Study 14.4 Interprofessional education in a rural clinical setting- a quick-start innovation for final-year health professional students, University of Otago, New Zealand. In: Bin Abdulrahman KA, Mennin S, Harden RM, Kennedy C. Routledge International Handbook of Medical Education (Eds). Abingdon, UK: Routledge; 2016. p. 197-198
  • Darlow B, Coleman K, McKinlay E, Donova, S, Beckingsale L, Gray B, Neser H, Perry M, Stanley J, Pullon S. The positive impact of interprofessional education: a controlled trial to evaluate a programme for health professional students. BMC Medical Education. 2015; 15(98): 1-9. doi: 10.1186/s12909-015-0385-3
  • Gallagher P, Pullon S, Skinner M, McHugh P, McKinlay E, Gray L. An interprofessional community education project as a socially accountable assessment. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 2015; 29(5): 509–11. doi: 10.3109/13561820.2015.1004040
  • McKinlay, E., Gallagher, P., Gray, L., Wilson, C., Pullon, S. Sixteen months "from square one": the process of forming an interprofessional clinical teaching team. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education. 2015; 5(2): 1-13
  • Pullon S, McKinlay E, Beckingsale L, Perry M, Darlow B, Gray B, Gallagher P, Hoare K, Morgan S. Interprofessional education for physiotherapy, medical and dietetics students: a pilot programme. Journal of Primary Health Care. 2013; 5(1): 52-58
  • McKimm J, Sheehan D, Poole P, Barrow, M, Dockerty, J, Wilkinson, TJ, Wearn, A. Interprofessional learning in medical education in New Zealand. The New Zealand Medical Journal. 2010; 123(1320): 96-106

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Selected Articles of Interest

This is a selected list, updated from time to time:

  • van Dongen JJJ, van Bokhoven MA, Daniels R, van der Weijden T, Emonts WWGP, Beurskens A. Developing interprofessional care plans in chronic care: a scoping review. BMC Family Practice. 2016; 17-137. doi:10.1186/s12875-016-0535-7
  • Reeves S, Fletcher F, Barr H, Birch I, Boet S, Davies N, McFadyen A, Rivera J, Kitto S. A BEME systematic review of the effects of interprofessional education: BEME Guide No 39. Medical Teacher. 2016; 38(7): 656-668. doi: 10.3109/0142159X.2016.1173663
  • Roberts C, Kumar K. Student learning in interprofessional practice-based environments: what does theory say? BMC Medical Education. 2015; 15-211. doi: 10.1186/s12909-015-0492-1
  • Brewer M, Jones S. A University-Community Engagement and Leadership Model. In: Foreman D, Jones M, Thistlethwaite J. Leadership Development for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. 1st edition. United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan; 2014. p. 85-
  • Pollard KC, Miers ME, Rickaby C. "Oh why didn't I take more notice?" Professionals' views and perceptions of pre-qualifying preparation for interprofessional working in practice. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 2012; 26: 355-361. doi: 10.3109/13561820.2012.689785
  • Charles G, Bainbridge L, Gilbert J. The University of British Columbia model of interprofessional education. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 2010; 24(1): 9-18
  • Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative. A National Interprofessional Competency Framework. Vancouver; February 2010: p. 1-32
  • Frenk J et al. Health professionals for a new century: transforming education to strengthen health systems in an interdependent world. The Lancet. 2010; 376(9756): 1923–1958. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(10)61854-5
  • Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Measuring the impact of interprofessional education on collaborative practice and patient outcomes. Washington; April 2015: p. 1-2

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Useful research links

The following are links to webpages that we think are useful in providing more information on IPE:

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