Scaling-up online asynchronous and synchronous interprofessional education (Online IPE)

Teamwork and collaboration are important learning competencies to help prepare future health professionals reshape both the process (e.g., from silos to interprofessional team-based care) of health care management and health outcomes. IPE becomes a means within which future healthcare professionals become collaborative practice ready.  

 

This year, IPE has been scaled-up to include both face-to-face IPE and “Online asynchronous and synchronous IPE” and are participated in by five disciplines: Chinese Medicine, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work. Due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease, Online IPE helps mitigate the potential health risks of large student gatherings. Three of the four IPE lessons have been transformed into online IPE.

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