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MULTIDISCIPLINARY/INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION
Year : 2005  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32-44

Influence of an Interprofessional HIV/AIDS Education Program on Role Perception, Attitudes and Teamwork Skills of Undergraduate Health Sciences Students


1 Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada
2 School of Pharmacy, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada
3 School of Nursing, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Correspondence Address:
Vernon R Curran
Director of Academic Research and Development, Associate Professor (Medical Education), Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. Johnís, Newfoundland A1B 3V6
Canada
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


Purpose: An evaluation study of an undergraduate HIV/AIDS interprofessional education program for medical, nursing and pharmacy students was undertaken to assess changes in role perception, attitudes towards collaboration, selfreported teamwork skills and satisfaction with a shared learning experience. Methods: A combined one group pretest-posttest and time-series study design was used. Several survey instruments and observation checklists were completed by students and tutors before, during and after the educational program. Results: Students reported greater awareness of roles and the continuous exposure to interprofessional learning led to improved attitudes towards teamwork. Standardized patients were effective in fostering an experience of realism and motivating collaboration between students. Conclusion: A problem-based learning approach combined with standardized patients was effective in enhancing HIV/AIDS interprofessional role perception, enhancing attitudes towards collaboration and interprofessional approaches to HIV/AIDS care and fostering confidence in teamwork skills among pre-licensure health sciences students.


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