Arabic Portuguese English French Portuguese


Interprofessional Education

Group lead: Ms Judy Khanyola, University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Interprofessional education involves educators and learners from 2 or more health professions and their foundational disciplines who jointly create and foster a collaborative learning environment. The goal of these efforts is to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes that result in interprofessional team behaviors and competence. Ideally, interprofessional education is incorporated throughout the entire curriculum in a vertically and horizontally integrated fashion. Interprofessional education therefore emphasizes collaborative practice that aims at promoting the working relationships between two or more healthcare professions.

AFREhealth’s IPE TWG focus two – pronged:

  • Advocacy

The IPE TWG will support all efforts geared towards the implementation of IPE in health professions’ education in Africa

  • Provision of technical expertise

The IPE TWG will provide technical expertise as needed to support the implementation of IPE in health professions’ education in Africa

Areas where the IPE TWG will support with advocacy and technical expertise:

  1. Leadership – the successful implementation of IPE requires leadership at all levels in both academic and practice settings.
    1. The vision of IPE should be well understood by leaders of academic institutions such as presidents, vice – presidents, provosts and deans of universities
    2. Clinical leadership – plays a pivotal role in connecting interprofessional education to interprofessional practice
  2. Accreditation standards and guidelines from health care professions regulatory bodies to incorporate IPE
  3. Development of IPE core competencies
  4. Curricula reform to include/embed IPE
  5. Faculty development for IPE
  6. Clinical placements for IPE
  7. Financial resources for the development and implementation of IPE

About us

The African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) is an interprofessional health grouping that seeks to work all stakeholders interested in health profession education , research and service delivery to improve the quality of health care in Africa through research, education and capacity building. It is a conglomerate of individuals, institutions, associations and networks from all the geographic and linguistic regions of Africa namely Anglophone, Francophone, Lusophone and Arabophone. Read More...

Contact Us

Phone:
Mobile (Whatsapp): +233 50 835 1306 
Office: +233 32 249 6882

Email:
info@afrehealth.org

Location:
School of Public Health
College of Health Sciences
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Like & Follow Us