2018 Projects


Project details

Supervisor: Dr Norman Ng
Duration: 1 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.

HLTH1000 Professional, People and Healthcare is a first year core course for health professional students from the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences. This qualitative study will investigate and describe the expectations and experiences of students who were enrolled in the inaugural run of HLTH1000. Outcomes such as professional identities, attitudes towards IPE competencies and readiness to participate in future interprofessional activities will be explored.