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A study of the impact of an interprofessional education module in Vietnam on students' readiness and competencies
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Introduction: The literature puts forward a range of challenges of interprofessional education (IPE) related to its planning, initiation, implementation, and especially to IPE assessment. The present study aims to map changes in students’ readiness and interprofessional collaboration competence (IPCC) in implementing an innovative IPE module. Potential differences in impact related to the health education programs and IPCC scores resulting from self-, peer-, and tutor assessments will also be analysed. Methods: A pre-post design was adopted. The student’s readiness for interprofessional learning was assessed using the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale, and the student’s IPCC score was calculated based on self-, peer-, and tutor assessments with the interprofessional collaborator assessment rubric. Results: Students’ mean post-test readiness scores and mean post-test IPCC scores were significantly higher than the total and subscales/domain pre-test scores (p<0.01). No significant within-subject differences were observed in students’ readiness total or subscale scores when comparing health educational programs. However, significant differences were observed in students’ mean total IPCC scores between programs (p<0.01). Significant differences in students’ average IPCC scores were found when comparing self-, peer- and tutor assessment scores in six domains (p<0.01). Also, significant correlations between peer and tutor assessment scores were observed (p<0.01). Conclusion: The IPE module, designed and implemented to focus on patient-centred practice within a primary care context, positively impacted students’ readiness and IPCC development. These results offer insights to expand the implementation of the IPE module to all health educational programs.
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English
Source (journal)
PLoS ONE
Publication
2024
ISSN
1932-6203
DOI
10.1371/JOURNAL.PONE.0296759
Volume/pages
19 :2 (2024) , p. 1-16
Article Reference
e0296759
ISI
001164185700018
Pubmed ID
38354173
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