Preparation of educators involved in interprofessional education

J Interprof Care. 2009 Jan;23(1):81-94. doi: 10.1080/13561820802565106.


To achieve effective interprofessional learning there must be effective teaching. In this study we analyse the impact of a Masters level two day course designed to prepare teachers for their role(s) in the design development and facilitation of interprofessional student groups. Since its inception the course has run periodically each year attracting over 70 health and social care teachers from academic and practice settings. The evaluation has confirmed the original hypothesis of the course design, that in order to properly facilitate interprofessional education, teachers need tailored professional developmental opportunities. They need to consider both the underpinnings and implications of interprofessionality and the ways in which appropriate pedagogical practice can illuminate and embed truly interprofessional learning.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Education, Graduate*
  • Humans
  • Interdisciplinary Communication*
  • Professional Role*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Teaching*
  • United Kingdom