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Infusing an inter-professional and inter-university perspective into healthcare education


Goldberg, LR and Koontz, JS and Downs, D and Uhlig, P and Kumar, NG and Shah, S and Clark, PE and Coiner, C and Crumrine, D, Infusing an inter-professional and inter-university perspective into healthcare education, Higher Education Research and Development, 29, (4) pp. 421-431. ISSN 0729-4360 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2010 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/07294361003601875


A national (USA) student-led, case-based CLinician/Administrator Relationship Improvement OrganizatioN (CLARION) competition focuses students in medical and related healthcare programs on the provision of healthcare that is safe, timely, equitable, patient-centred, effective and efficient. Students work in four-person, inter-professional teams to research and analyse a designated case. They then present their findings and recommendations to a panel of independent judges. Students, with support from their faculty advisors, approach the case as they see fit. Following initial participation in this CLARION competition, an inter-professional team of students from two universities and their advisory faculty developed a two-semester, pre-competition course as a model to facilitate transformation in healthcare education. The course is theoretical, empirical and practical. It has multiple levels of learning and is designed to mentor students, develop faculty, measure learning outcomes and stimulate administrators in higher education to think creatively about curriculum development across disciplines. This integrated and inter-professional approach is pivotal in healthcare education to ensure students learn safe and evidence-based clinical practice that meets the highest standards for quality care.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Interprofessional education, healthcare education
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Public health
Research Field:Health promotion
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health education and promotion
UTAS Author:Goldberg, LR (Associate Professor Lyn Goldberg)
ID Code:95565
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2014-10-03
Last Modified:2014-11-25

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