The Africa Interprofessional Education Network (AfrIPEN) will be embarking research project to study Interprofessional Education in Africa. On behalf of AfrIPEN, Dr Gerard Filies [B.Sc. (OT), M.Phil (Health ScEd), PhD] recently presented a poster 2022 TUFH Virtual Regional Conference for Africa on the project along with collaborators Champion Nyoni PhD and Elize Pietersen PhD.
The research question is:
What is the state of IPE in undergraduate health professions education in Africa?
The objectives of the study are:
- To map HPE that offer IPE programmes in Africa
- To describe the nature of IPE programmes offered in HPE institutions in Africa
- To describes gaps in IPE in Africa.
A detailed description of IPE programmes/activities in HEI in Africa is essential. This study would provide important foundational information related to the extent of the integration of IPE activities in undergraduate education at HEIs. This information would be important in supporting interventions towards region-wide IPE activities and harmonised policy development related to IPE in Africa.
This project is part of the Africa Interprofessional Education Network (AfrIPEN)’s initiatives towards supporting, advocating for and enhancing IPE in mainstream health professions education in the African continent.
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