Project activities

Systematic Review

A systematic review of the effectiveness of IPE in university based health professional programs has been undertaken and is available through the Joanna Briggs Institute.

  1. Lapkin, S., Levett-Jones, T., & Gilligan, C. (2011). The effectiveness of interprofessional education in university-based health professional programs: A systematic review. Joanna Briggs Institute Library of Systematic Reviews, 9(46), 1917-1970. (JB000487)
  2. Levett-Jones, T. Gilligan, C., Lapkin, S. & Hoffman, K. (2012). Interprofessional education for the quality use of medicines: Designing authentic multimedia learning resources. Nurse Education Today. 32, 934-938

Focus Group Study

A focus group study exploring recent nursing, midwifery, pharmacy and medical graduates' experiences of and attitudes towards IPE during their health program has been undertaken and results submitted for publication.

Cross-sectional Survey

A cross-sectional survey of Australian and New Zealand universities scoped the approaches currently used to teach and assess medication safety, and to examine the needs of nursing, pharmacy and medical programs in relation to the integration of IPE and medication safety into curricula.

  1. Lapkin, S., Levett-Jones, T., & Gilligan, C. (2012). A cross-sectional survey examining the extent to which interprofessional education is used to teach nursing, pharmacy and medical students in Australian and New Zealand Universities. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 26(5), 390-396

Development of Teaching and Learning Resources

Web-based curriculum modules and teaching and learning materials have been developed that incorporate IPE as a strategy to promote medication safety. These resources provide learning opportunities for students to develop critical thinking skills and improve their interprofessional communication skills.

The modules are now available in Modules.

Evaluation of Teaching and Learning Resources

The learning outcomes from the resources will be evaluated using a quasi-experimental study. Students’ communication skills, knowledge application, and satisfaction with the learning experience will be examined.