Date of Award
Education, Leadership and Public Service
Educational Administration and Supervision
Dr. Abby Cameron-Standerford
Interprofessional Education (IPE) is not unique as it is a concept that has been advocated for more than 40 years by the Institute of Medicine (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association [ASHA], 2016). Interprofessional education occurs “when two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes” (World Health Organization [WHO], 2010, p. 13). It is a staple in the education of nurses and doctors; however, it is starting to make an appearance in Communication Sciences and Disorders programs. As a result, this is a topic of great interest to faculty teaching in the area of speech-language pathology. Interprofessional education, believed to be a catalyst for successful interprofessional clinical practice, is promoted by agencies worldwide (WHO, 2010). Teaching interprofessional collaboration within preclinical training experiences may allow students real-life opportunities to identify barriers, problem-solve situations, and practice the necessary skills to work as part of an interprofessional team. The purpose of this project is to provide an interprofessional, evidence-based learning experience for students in the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences program. The research will focus on students’ perspective of interprofessional education and learning. The research on computer-based interactive simulations will examine how the activities are designed to ensure a high level of authenticity for interprofessional practice as well as how they are developed and evaluated for meeting students' educational, clinical objectives and standards.
Isaacson, Heather, "ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF COMPUTER-BASED SIMULATIONS ON THE INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS" (2019). All NMU Master's Theses. 617.