Real-time service improvement: preparing undergraduate healthcare students for the reality of interprofessional team working - NET2017 Conference

Strand 5: Internationalisation & global challenges in healthcare education

The purpose of this innovation is to prepare healthcare students for complex team-working that they will encounter as part of their professional career (Gagon and Roberge 2011). The focus of the activity is around improving services (Gage 2013; Bevan & Fairman 2014), developing a product to bring about better and safer practice for the benefit of patients and clients. Students are expected to collaborate with practice partners in the NHS, private or voluntary sector, referred to as stakeholders, to identify an area that needs development. This 20 credit, final year, level 6 unit runs twice a year over approximately five months (n=420~ students) and culminates in students being assessed via an individually completed reflective proforma and a group presentation where they are required to present and defend their product to an invited audience.

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Dr Susan Way & Dr Steve Keen (Bournemouth University)

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Wednesday, 6 September, 2017

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