Student learning of interprofessional concepts, using videos of child developmental assessments

Session Format Presentation followed by facilitated discussion
Author(s) Teresa Carter Medicine, Eileen Hanna Nursing
Session Abstract

Background: Interprofessional education (IPE) has become part of the instructional design in undergraduate health professional programs throughout Ontario. Although IPE has been implemented in small group learning sessions these typically access simulated scenarios, which do not include children. The nature of large interprofessional team assessments in paediatrics limits the number students that can access the clinical environment.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess whether interprofessional learning could occur in a large group tutorial format, using real time video vignettes of actual pediatric assessments to simulate the clinical experience.

Method: Students from a variety of undergraduate health sciences programs were assigned to either a facilitated or a non-facilitated large group. In addition to learning about Down Syndrome and autism, the facilitated group received interprofessional instruction throughout the session from experienced faculty. Following the session, focus groups were conducted to evaluate if there was a difference in interprofessional learning.

Conclusions: In this session we will describe the study using the real time video vignettes, and present our preliminary data. We will facilitate discussion to explore the findings and implications for future research and how best to develop scenarios from other health science disciplines to expose large groups of students to a variety of health issues.

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