Interprofessional Education for Quality Use of Medicines is a project currently being undertaken by researchers from the University of Newcastle, University of Wollongong and University of Tasmania. The project aims to enhance the teaching of medication safety and quality use of medicines (QUM) to nursing, pharmacy and medical students through interprofessional education (IPE).
Medication safety is a global concern and IPE is recognised as vital for preparing nursing, pharmacy and medical students for their roles in the medication team. IPE occurs when students from two or more professional groups learn about, from and with each other. IPE enhances students’ ability to communicate effectively and work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
This website provides learning resources designed for educators of nursing, pharmacy and medical students to learn about effective communication and quality use of medicines.
IPE occurs when students from two or more professional groups learn about, from or with each other to improve collaboration and quality of care.1
QUM involves selecting management options wisely, choosing suitable medicines if a medicine is considered necessary, and using medicines safely and effectively to get the best possible results.2
This project is funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC).
Support for this project website has been provided by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Ltd, an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. The views expressed in the project do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council or the Australian Government.
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