Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 8, Pages: 1-4
N. Hephzibah Kirubamani* and B.Anupamma
*Author for Correspondence
N. Hephzibah Kirubamani Saveetha University, Chennai - 600072, Tamil Nadu,India; [email protected]
Objectives: To promote a cohesive atmosphere between different health profession students by Inter-Professional Education Training and assess its effectiveness. Method: A prospective pilot study was conducted at Saveetha Medical College, Obstetrics andGynaecology Department. Three sets of two undergraduate students each from Medicine, Nursing and Physiotherapy formed a team and were given a case, whichthey followed from admission to discharge and were alsogiven structured activities. Team members shared the knowledge of their respective professions. Team members were evaluated by pre and post-test on the knowledge and skill acquired in the area of understanding of the other relevant disciplines. Findings: Knowledge and skill levels were assessed pre and post training and wasseen to increase from 22% to 98%. The skill level of the members of the team members in the other relevant professionswas found to increase by 90%. Confidence level after training rose to 94%. Participants appreciated the cohesive atmosphere between team members. Applications: For inter-professional educationfaculty members play a crucial role. Complex medical issues can be best addressed by inter-professional teams.
Keywords: Inter-Professional Education, Inter-Professional Training,Team Building, Teach Together and Learn Together
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