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IPE Quality Framework for Otago ratified

In April 2020, the Division of Health Sciences Executive ratified the IPE Quality Framework, which sets out strategic goals for IPE at Otago for the period 2020–2024, and beyond.

The IPE Quality Framework comprises two documents:

The (now ratified) Statement of Policy Recommendations was developed through a process of investigation and consultation whose findings are set out in the Full Report. The process established that:

  • IPE is increasingly being integrated into health professional curricula around the world.
  • Otago is making steady progress in implementing IPE in health professional degree programme curricula.
  • Assuring quality in IPE learning and teaching is essential, and needs to be done without incurring unintended consequences.
  • Timing is right for giving concerted attention to a quality framework for IPE in our institution.

The Statement makes specific policy recommendations for a high-quality curriculum framework for interprofessional education (IPE) at Otago, including:

  • Overarching aims for IPE
  • Common IPE language
  • Variable IPE activity components in a sequential curriculum
  • Defined set of curriculum learning outcomes
  • Expectations for student attainment, collectively and individually
  • Guidelines for IPE student assessment and IPE activity evaluation
  • Capacity to adapt and respond to the context, needs, opportunities and partnerships of IPE
  • Recognition for staff contribution to IPE teaching
  • Quality systems to accredit IPE activities, record student IPE credits, and evaluate the IPE integrated curriculum.

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International Network for Health Workforce Education (INHWE)

See INHWE Online for ongoing updates about INHWE's virtual events.

  • INHWE has also launched its podcast Casting the Network which aims to showcase initiatives, innovations and research in health workforce education. You can listen via the following platforms:

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ANZAHPE Festival, July 2022

The festival theme is Partnerships.

Invited are health professional educators, clinical educators, educational researchers, health education providers, health professional students, and anyone involved in innovative health profession educational practice.

The opening to the ANZAHPE Festival will include a special 50th anniversary celebration simultaneously at local hubs around Australia, New Zealand and beyond. This will be held on Friday 08 July 2022.

The remainder of the festival will take place over 3 days: Monday 11th, Wednesday 13th and Tuesday 19th, using an online platform.

Information, call for abstracts and registrations