Toward interprofessional learning and education : mapping common outcomes for prequalifying healthcare professional programs in the United Kingdom
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Introduction : Interprofessional education (IPE) continues to be a key component in prequalifying health professional education, with calls for regulators to publish a joint statement regarding IPE outcomes. To date, the regulatory documents for healthcare education in the United Kingdom have not been examined for common learning outcomes; information that could be used to inform such a statement and to identify opportunities for interprofessional learning. Methods : A mapping of the outcomes/standards required by five, UK, health profession regulatory bodies was undertaken. This involved the identification of common outcomes, a keyword search and classification of common outcomes/standards; presented as themes and subthemes. Results : Seven themes were identified: knowledge for practice, skills for practice, ethical approach, professionalism, continuing professional development (CPD), patient-centered approach and teamworking skills, representing 22 subthemes. Each subtheme links back to the outcomes/standards in the regulatory documents. Conclusions : This study identifies the key areas of overlap in outcomes/standards expected of selected healthcare graduates in the United Kingdom. The mapping provides a framework for informing prequalifying IPE curricula, for example, identifying possible foci for interprofessional education outcomes and associated learning opportunities. It allows reference back to the standards set by regulatory bodies, a requirement for all institutions involved in health profession education.
Steven , K A , Howden , S , Mires , G , Rowe , I , Lafferty , N , Arnold , A & Strath , A 2017 , ' Toward interprofessional learning and education : mapping common outcomes for prequalifying healthcare professional programs in the United Kingdom ' , Medical Teacher , vol. 39 , no. 7 , pp. 720-744 . https://doi.org/10.1080/0142159X.2017.1309372
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