Inter-professional Education (IPE) Course at The Chinese University of Hong Kong

1-unit elective course (Summer term)

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COURSE OVERVIEW

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?

Students from:

2

YEAR 2/above

Faculty of medicine

Department of social work

LEARNING ACTIVITIES

The course consists of online and face to face lecture activities. The content includes but not limited to :

  1. Fundamental knowledge of IPE, communication, and consultation skills, common health condition of elders.

  2. In-class activities to perform multidisciplinary collaboration.

  3. Patient interview and assessment training: Elders will be invited to share their health background and health challenges in clinical and community settings.

  4. 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:

AWARENESS

Students’ awareness of their own role in a multidisciplinary team

Collaboration

Students’ understanding of multidisciplinary collaboration

Observation

Students' abilities to observe elders' needs

ACCOUNTABILITY

Students’ understanding of global citizenship, social accountability

INNOVATION

Students’ innovative and critical thinking abilities

COURSE  ENHANCEMENTS

​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:

ATTENDANCE

GROUP PROJECTS

SELF REFLECTION
ON IPE LEARNING

  •  There will be pre and post questionnaires to evaluate outcomes of all learning activities.

NEW COURSE FEATURES in

SUMMER 2021

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Student's Testimonials

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.

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TANG Chun Hei,

MBChB Student

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,

Nursing student

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,

Pharmacy Student

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.

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The Team

Course coordinator and supervisor 

CO-SUPERVISOR

CO-SUPERVISOR

CO-SUPERVISOR

Prof. Vivian WY LEE,

The Chinese University of

Hong Kong

Prof. Wai-tat WONG,

The Chinese University of

Hong Kong

Prof. Wallace CHAN,

The Chinese University of

Hong Kong

Prof. Suzanne LO

The Chinese University of

Hong Kong

CONTACT

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

502, Hui Yeung Shing Building,

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, NT, Hong Kong

(852)3943 3533 

cuchampion@cuhk.edu.hk

Monday-Friday, 8:50am-5:30pm (Lunch Hour: 1:00pm-2:00pm)

Contact

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

​Office Hour:

502, Hui Yeung Shing Building,

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, NT, Hong Kong

(852)3943 3533 

cuchampion@cuhk.edu.hk

Monday-Thursday: 8:45am-5:30pm 

Friday: 8:45am-5:45pm

(Lunch Hour: 1:00pm-2:00pm)

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