Teaching Interprofessional Collaboration: Using Online Education Across Institutions

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Submitted by National Center... on Feb 5, 2016 - 11:58am CST

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Journal Article

Interdisciplinary courses among students in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology are important for addressing teamwork, communication, and understanding of professional roles, especially in pre-service training for early intervention and school-based practice where collaboration is essential. Although interprofessional education (IPE) as a part of higher education in the health sciences has been strongly encouraged, IPE courses are difficult to schedule and implement. This article discusses the challenges of developing and delivering two IPE courses in an online format, specifically the innovation that addresses logistics, time factors, and social presence for the IPE courses across two institutions.

Christine Teeters Myers
Shirley Peganoff O'Brien
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