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Making it work: the feasibility and logistics of delivering large-scale interprofessional education to undergraduate healthcare students in a conference format

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Clare GuildingORCiD, Dr Elsa Randles, Charan Thandi, Dr Jo Matthan



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Taylor and Francis, 2018.

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An interprofessional education conference was developed and delivered to undergraduate medical and pharmacy students to address training needs around appropriate antimicrobial prescribing, identification and management of sepsis, patient safety and interprofessional working. The day consisted of keynote lectures delivered by specialist speakers and three small group interprofessional teaching sessions exploring (1) the choice and prescribing of antimicrobials for a range of infections, (2) the diagnosis and management of sepsis utilising simulation methodology and (3) the discussion of a clinical error using significant event analysis. Students’ attitudes and acceptance towards this educational intervention were assessed using a mixed methods evaluation. The delivery of an effective learning and teaching intervention in a conference format to a large cohort of pharmacy and medical students (n=352) was found to be feasible. The logistics of organising an IPE conference of this scale were challenging but not insurmountable if sufficient staff and financial resources can be secured. Scheduling access to adequate teaching rooms and student timetabling were amongst the other important aspects affecting the success of such an event.

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Author(s): Guilding C, Hardisty J, Randles E, Statham L, Green A, Bhudia R, Thandi CS, Matthan J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Interprofessional Care

Year: 2018

Volume: 32

Issue: 5

Pages: 653-655

Online publication date: 25/07/2018

Acceptance date: 28/06/2018

Date deposited: 27/07/2018

ISSN (print): 1356-1820

ISSN (electronic): 1469-9567

Publisher: Taylor and Francis


DOI: 10.1080/13561820.2018.1496074


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