• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 8, Pages: 1-4

Original Article

Pilot Study on Inter-Professional Team Building - Teach Together and Learn Together


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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