Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Interprofessional Learning and Practice: The Ambulatory Care Project


Further information

  • About this project
  • About interprofessional practice

Project partners

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This research project takes place at one of Australia's' leading tertiary hospitals.

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital is built on a tradition of providing the best possible care for its patients, excellent teaching and training for staff and future health professionals, and a commitment to clinical research to improve outcomes for everyone in the community.

    Welcome to the Educator Supported Interprofessional Practicums in Ambulatory Care project. This project aims to establish an interprofessional learning environment for students in the ambulatory care setting which can, because of its nature, focus on communication, context of patient care, team work, continuity of care and interprofessional collaboration in care delivery. The project also aims to expand clinical places for health professional students at UWA, by modifying a workplace through the use of teaching registrars and nurse educators to facilitate interprofessional learning.

    This project is being funded by the Department of Health and Ageing (DOHA) through an Innovative Clinical Teaching Training Grant (ICTTG). The project commenced in November 2010 and is being led by Nursing at the School of Population Health; and Medicine, within the Faculty of Medicine; Dentistry and Health Sciences, at The University of Western Australia (UWA) in collaboration with Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) and SilverChain.

    The project collaborators are committed to providing health professional students with sound education in interprofessional learning and practice to improve health care processes, client satisfaction and professional competence. An evaluation research study is being undertaken to evaluate the success of the project.

    This website provides information about the project; access to interprofessional practice information and resources, and information for students and staff at SCGH and Silverchain accessing the ambulatory care environment.

    About this project
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    The 'Educator Supported Interprofessional Practicums in Ambulatory Care' project will contribute toward addressing clinical training and future workforce issues by preparing students to be capable interprofessional practitioners who understand the needs and challenges of the ambulatory patient.
    What is Interprofessional Education
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    Interprofessional education occurs "when two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care.” (CAIPE,2002).
    Interprofessional education at UWA
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    The framework consists of twelve areas of capability and is centred on four key domains    
    • Interprofessional working and practice
    • Knowledge in interprofessional practice
    • Ethical practice
    • Reflection
    Interprofessional education information and resources
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    National and international websites and publications for further information.
    Ambulatory care guidelines, standards and resources
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    Resources provide a wealth of information about ambulatory care for both consumers and health professionals.
    Student portal
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    Welcome to the student portal This portal provides links to resources to support you on your interprofessional clinical placement at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
    Health Professional student supervision
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    A variety of national and international resources to support health professional student supervisors.
    Clinical placement documents (Nursing)

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    Useful resources including the UWA clinical placement and preceptor guides and the Nursing and Midwifes Board of Australia codes and guidelines