Skills integration in a simulated and interprofessional environment: An innovative undergraduate applied health curriculum

Published on Jan 1, 2008in Journal of Interprofessional Care1.772
· DOI :10.1080/13561820701753969
Karim S. Bandali6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Michener Institute),
Kathryn Parker4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Michener Institute)
+ 1 AuthorsMary Preece1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Michener Institute)
The objective of our study was to propose an innovative applied health undergraduate curriculum model that uses simulation and interprofessional education to facilitate students' integration of both technical and “humanistic” core skills. The model incorporates assessment of student readiness for clinical education and readiness for professional practice in a collaborative, team-based, patient-centred environment. Improving the education of health care professionals is a critical contributor to ultimately improving patient care and outcomes. A review of the current models in health sciences education reveals a scarcity of clinical placements, concerns over students' preparedness for clinical education, and profession-specific delivery of health care education which fundamentally lacks collaboration and communication amongst professions. These educational shortcomings ultimately impact the delivery and efficacy of health care. Construct validation of clinical readiness will continue through primary researc...
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