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IPE on Fracture introduces to students the importance of interprofessional team approach to deliver holistic care for patients suffering from fracture. Through authentic clinical case analysis, teams are guided about the importance of understanding the interface of various factors in managing patients suffering from fracture.

Using the combined pedagogical strengths of team-based and case-based learning, students are trained to be collaborative-practice ready. This is participated in by students from MBBS, Nursing, Pharmacology & Pharmacy, Physiotherapy (Open University of Hong Kong), Physiotherapy (Tung Wah College) and Social Work who are formed into interprofessional teams of 5-7 members. A team of content experts facilitates the implementation of learning activities.

Generic IPE-related Learning Outcomes

  1. Appreciate the collective contribution of Chinese medicine, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Speech and Hearing Sciences;

  2. Demonstrate mutual respect and an appreciation of the unique skills, knowledge, and competencies that each discipline brings to an interprofessional team;

  3. Listen respectfully to the ideas of other disciplines to complement one’s disciplinary knowledge;

  4. Provide constructive and non-judgmental feedback to other member’s ideas;

  5. Respect difference and diversity among professions; 

  6. Realise that interprofessional collaboration promotes creativity, motivation, and productivity;

  7. Apply shared decision-making process from deliberation to choice/consensus;

  8. Build consensus and negotiate respectfully/effectively, and

  9. Formulate interprofessional healthcare management plan.

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