Health Sciences

Interprofessional Learning Research Project

Congratulations to Professor Sally Borbasi and Natalie Gamble, Centre for Learning and Teaching Health (C4LTH) as well as the rest of the team for their project's successful proposal. Professor Sally Borbasi and Natalie Gamble are heading up the project that aims to develop, implement and evaluate a pedagogical (best practice) model to promote interprofessional learning (IPL) and practice capabilities within undergraduate FHS students. The project will consist of three phases:

  • Phase 1 - will explore the current approach to interprofessional learning in two interdisciplinary units in undergraduate FHS courses. It will indentify gaps and barriers in current teaching and learning in achieving a quality IPL experience for students and determine what IPL issues are important to differing stakeholders, including industry partners.
  • Phase 2 - Based on the findings of Phase 1, Phase 2 will develop and embed an interprofessional learning pedagogy / model (intervention) in two Health Science units and determine the impact of the intervention pedagogy. Pre-intervention data will be compared with post-implementation data to indentify areas of improvement and areas that still warrant attention.
  • Phase 3 - will produce a written report and disseminate findings.

For more information on this project please contact Natalie Gamble at Natalie.Gamble@acu.edu.au