Inter-professional Education (IPE) Course at The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1-unit elective course (Summer term)
Aging is a global problem. The elders in Hong Kong and overseas are all facing not only health-related problems but also stronger demands for a better quality of life and service. As future stakeholders of our society, CUHK students should have a global mindset and have the ability to observe and find solutions for the elderly population.
This course focuses on discussing the elderly’s health and drug-related problems as an interprofessional healthcare team. The goal is to equip our students to be ready for a rapidly changing health service environment, and facilitate their understanding of interprofessional collaboration locally and internationally.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?
Faculty of medicine
Department of social work
The course consists of online and face to face lecture activities. The content includes but not limited to :
Fundamental knowledge of IPE, communication, and consultation skills, common health condition of elders.
In-class activities to perform multidisciplinary collaboration.
Patient interview and assessment training: Elders will be invited to share their health background and health challenges in clinical and community settings.
Group exercise and discussion on simulated patient cases.
In order to support students' self-learning, supplementary learning materials, lecture notes, and readings will be shared on CUHK's e-learning platform.
5 KEY DELIVERABLES are expected upon completion of the course:
Students’ awareness of their own role in a multidisciplinary team
Students’ understanding of multidisciplinary collaboration
Students' abilities to observe elders' needs
Students’ understanding of global citizenship, social accountability
Students’ innovative and critical thinking abilities
Upon completion of the course, students are expected to have higher awareness and have a fundamental knowledge of solving elderly patients’ health and psychosocial problems. They are also expected to have a higher understanding of social accountability, which refers to citizens’ engagement in improving the social system’s performance, effectiveness, and responsiveness to public needs.
In addition, students should be more vigilant toward health system reform and knowing the physical and social needs of patients. They should have a higher level of vision and devotion to implement inter-professional collaboration in both public and private health services for the betterment of patient care, medication safety, and general health service quality in their future career.
COURSE ASSESSMENT METHODS:
ON IPE LEARNING
There will be pre and post questionnaires to evaluate outcomes of all learning activities.
NEW COURSE FEATURES in
The course will enhance social work components in order to equip students with a good understanding of patients’ psychosocial needs, and enhance their patient communication skills.
A sharing session by an overseas IPE teacher about interprofessional collaboration for geriatric patients in the community and clinical settings in his/her home country.
IPE sharing session from overseas students and mutual learning activities on simulated patient case studies.
*The activities with overseas teachers and students will be conducted via online networking software.
LEUNG Shih Ya,
Public Health Student
With a clear role of each student in our group, it makes our progress very efficient and productive despite the current restriction of face-to-face meetings.
TANG Chun Hei,
This course made me reflect on what exactly is best for patients and showed me the need for innovation to solve the problems that patients face all the time that medical professionals may not be aware of. After hearing about the idea of interprofessional cooperation I was curious to know if other countries have come up with their own unique solutions to implementing this idea.
LEE Ho Fai,
During the lecture and group project, I have gradually understood what is inter-professional collaboration and known its importance to patients. I think inter-professional collaboration is just like an enormous pie with different distinctive flavors in it and when you taste it, you can tell each of the flavor specifically.
CHU Lap Ting,
In my perspective, the case studies and the group project were the most meaningful activities in this course. Through working with students from other disciplines, I am now able to understand my own professional limitations well.
Course coordinator and supervisor
502, Hui Yeung Shing Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, NT, Hong Kong
Monday-Friday, 8:50am-5:30pm (Lunch Hour: 1:00pm-2:00pm)