Student attitudes toward a web-based interprofessional education package

Malcolm Boyle, Brett Williams, Ted Brown, Lisa McKenna, Claire Palermo, Liz Molloy, Vanessa Webb

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to examine undergraduate health science students' attitudes toward interprofessional learning using a web-based interprofessional education package. METHODS: A before and after study of student attitudes toward a web-based interprofessional education package was conducted using the 17-item Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS). Students completed the RIPLS before and after the educational package. RESULTS: Forty-six students commenced the study with 2 students failing to complete. The group contained mostly females with a mean age of 22.6 yrs. A statistically significant change was found for RIPLS subscale one, “shared learning,” p=0.035. CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrated that a web-based interprofessional education package did appear to have an impact on undergraduate students' attitudes toward interprofessional learning.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33E-36E
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Allied Health
Volume42
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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