Develop your analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills through research.

The UQ Summer Research Program provides UQ students with an opportunity to gain research experience working alongside some of the University’s leading academics and researchers.

Participation is open to undergraduate (including honours) and masters by coursework students who are currently enrolled at UQ.

Each of the Schools within the Faculty offers its own Summer Research Projects. Visit UQ's Employability website to find information on applying, explore the projects available through your School, and register your interest.

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2019 Projects | Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Project details:

Supervisor: Dr Norman Ng
Duration: 2 student x 10 weeks
Title: What is this term ‘IPE’ that you speak of?

Project overview:

This project is open to students from any discipline with a keen sense of curiosity and reliable work ethic.

The World Health Organisation recognises interprofessional collaboration in education and practice as an important strategy to mitigate increasing health care costs, chronic diseases and a health workforce crisis. Interprofessional education (IPE) will enable students from different disciplines to better understand the values, skills, knowledge and contribution of each health professional on an interprofessional team. Interprofessional learning occurs when students learn with, from and about each other.  It enables shared learning experiences influence students’ perceptions and attitudes to interprofessional learning that help prepare for future collaborative practice.

There are various interprofessional learning opportunities at the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences. For example, HLTH1000 Professional, People and Healthcare is a first year course for all allied health professional students. Some students participate in interprofessional learning at the UQ Healthy Living clinic. Students participating in this project will help to investigate and describe the expectations and learning experiences of student cohorts who participate in such interprofessional learning activities. Outcomes such as professional identities, attitudes towards IPE competencies and readiness to participate in future interprofessional activities will be explored.