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Interprofessional Education

and Collaborative Practice (IPECP)

Providing better care through the transformative power of collaboration 

IPECP catalyzes the transformative shift in healthcare by breaking down silos in education and promoting interprofessional collaboration in providing patient-centered care. Through well-designed IPECP activities, students learn how to work together effectively by recognizing the expertise of other disciplines to complement their own expertise to deliver the highest quality of care. 

Recent Events

From silos to teamwork: Adapting interprofessional education to online hybrid asynchronous and synchronous model for HKU
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BIMHSE seminar: Snapshots from Key Medical Education Conferences: APMEC and Ottawa
Join-the-Conversation: Promoting Online Interprofessional Teamwork Skills: Challenges and Opportunities
Scaling-up online asynchronous and synchronous interprofessional education (Online IPE)
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The IPECP three-tier model

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IPECP aims to develop among students the following:

  • work collaboratively in an interprofessional team towards the provision of patient-centered care;

  • gain insight into their relationship with other health professionals, their differing roles and responsibilities and the significance on the overall care of individuals, families and communities; and

  • improve patient safety by improving communication and collaboration among professions.

To achieve these aims (end), IPECP will endeavor to do the following (means):

  • provide a platform for early collaboration and communication across the different healthcare disciplines;

  • promote interprofessional practice of students, with the goal to facilitate and improve future interprofessional teamwork and patient care;

  • facilitate the development of mutual respect and an appreciation of the unique skills and knowledge that each professional brings to an interprofessional team;

  • innovate IPECP program design making it evidence-based curricular program; and 

  • develop IPECP research program to move the IPE literature forward in Hong Kong.  

Core Competencies
Collaborative Practice

Competency 1 - Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice

Work with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values.


Competency 2 - Roles/Responsibilities

Use the knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the health care needs of patients and to promote and advance the health of populations.


Competency 3 - Interprofessional Communication

Communicate with patients, families, communities, and professionals in health and other fields in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease.


Competency 4 - Teams and Teamwork

Apply relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan, deliver, and evaluate patient/population centered care and population health programs and policies that are safe, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable.



Collaborative, Interprofessional Education. "Core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice: 2016 update."  (2016): 1-19.

  1. Collaborate with students in other professions to identify and solve the clinical problems of patients;

  2. Compare the roles, responsibilities, and limitations of different professionals in providing healthcare;

  3. Communicate opinions to other professionals and listen respectfully to their opinions regarding the care of patients;

  4. Critically reflect on the relationships of different professionals within a team for managing patients;

  5. Recognize the need to work collaboratively in the best interest of patients;

  6. Recognize the stereotypical views of other professionals held by themselves and others when caring for patients; and 

  7. Recognize that views held by other professionals are equally valid and important when providing care to patients.


Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. —Andrew Carnegie

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford

“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you're a solo game, you'll lose out to a team." – Reid Hoffman

“While in the process of executing an idea, creativity happens not with one brilliant flash but in a chain reaction of many tiny sparks." – Keith Sawyer"

“I have always believed in the power of collaboration. Early on in my professional career, I realized that you can't develop all the competencies you need fast enough on your own. Furthermore, if you don't collaborate, your ideas will be limited to your own abilities. As a result, you will not be able to serve your clientele and thus can't achieve the anticipated impact.” ― Vishwas Chavan



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5/F, William MW Mong Block 

21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong


IPECP Contact Info: 

Fred:    ganotc75 @ 

Kelvin:  fank @

Francis:francistsoi @ 

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