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Update on Interprofessional Education

In 2009, the Faculty of Health Sciences set a vision of being international leaders in interprofessional education, building new health workforce models for the future. This vision aligns with increasing calls for universities to embed interprofessional education within health science curricula to ensure our graduates have the capabilities for working collaboratively within interprofessional teams and across organisations (Global Commission on Health Education, Frenk et al., 2010; World Health Organization, 2010).

The Swedish delegation with Margo Brewer, Director of Practice and Interprofessional Education and Professor Lorna Rosenwax, Deputy PVC.
The Swedish delegation with Margo Brewer, Director of Practice and Interprofessional Education and Professor Lorna Rosenwax, Deputy PVC.

Curtin is seen as a leader in interprofessional education both nationally and internationally. Margo Brewer, Director of Practice and Interprofessional Education, has been invited to present three conference plenarys, and staff across the faculty have presented 57 conference papers and published 16 peer reviewed articles and book chapters.

Recent visitors wishing to learn more about our interprofessional education program involved a delegation from Sweden including Professor Sari Ponzer, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Karolinska Institutet, Head of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Head of Research, Education and Development, Södersjukhuset Hospital, Dr Johanna Dahlberg, Medical Education, Linköping University, Professor Madeleine Abrant Dahlgren, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linkoping University. They were joined by Dr Emma Bartle, Acting Chair, Teaching and Learning, School of Dentistry, The University of Queensland.