Interprofessional education for physiotherapy, medical and dietetics students: a pilot programme

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Submitted by Jill Romeo on Mar 18, 2024 - 5:56pm CDT

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Journal Article

This study aimed to test the feasibility of delivering an interprofessional component within existing health professional courses for medicine, physiotherapy and dietetics at the University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand. Survey results indicated pre-existing positive attitudes to interprofessional practice and education among students. There was a statistically significant increase in positive attitude towards such practice and education, and increased confidence in the effectiveness of heath care teams. Focus group findings were consistent with the survey results for students, and highlighted challenges experienced by the teachers.

Pullon, S.
McKinlay, E.
Beckingsale, L.
Perry, M.
Darlow, B.
Gray, B.
Morgan, S.