Competencies

The resources in this package have been designed to help students achieve a set of interprofessional learning competencies adapted from O’Keefe et al, 2017.

1Explain interprofessional practice to patients, clients, families and other professionals

 

IPL Activity: Patient/client experience of interprofessional care

 

Explain interprofessional practice to patient/client

 

IPL Activity: Interprofessional patient/client interaction

 

Explain interprofessional practice to patient/client

2Describe the areas of practice of other health, social care and human services professions

 

IPL Activity: Interprofessional observation experience

 

Observe another profession’s activity

 

IPL Activity: Interprofessional patient/client interaction

 

Observe other profession’s interaction with the client

3Express professional opinions competently, confidently, and respectfully avoiding discipline specific language

 

IPL Activity: Interprofessional structured communication

 

Communicate clearly in an interprofessional context

 

IPL Activity: Interprofessional patient/client interaction

 

Work with a student from another profession on a joint client activity

4Plan patient/client care goals and priorities with involvement of other health, social care and human services professionals

 

IPL Activity: Interprofessional structured communication

 

Discuss and plan care goals

 

IPL Activity: Interprofessional patient/client interaction

 

Plan care goals with another profession (as part of Part 2 of worksheet)

5Identify opportunities to enhance the care of patients/clients through the involvement of other health, social care and human services professionals

 

IPL Activity: Interprofessional observation experience

 

Learn about another professions scope of practice

 

IPL Activity: Interprofessional structured communication

 

Learn about another profession’s scope of practice

6Recognise and resolve disagreements in relation to patient/client care that arise from different disciplinary perspectives

 

IPL Activity: Interprofessional patient/client interaction

 

Understand other profession’s contribution to care

 

IPL Activity: Patient/client experience of interprofessional care

 

Improve understanding of patient perspective on quality of care

7Critically evaluate protocols and practices in relation to interprofessional practice

 

IPL Activity: Interprofessional structured communication

 

Develop a clear understanding of different disciplinary perspectives; work in an interdisciplinary team

 

IPL Activity: Shared workplace debrief

 

Observe the interactions of different disciplinary perspectives

 

IPL Activity: Shared workplace debrief

 

Critically evaluate an instance or culture of interprofessional practice

 

IPL Activity: Patient/client experience of interprofessional care

 

Understand protocols and practices from patient perspective

8Give timely, sensitive, instructive feedback to colleagues from other professions, and respond respectfully to feedback from these colleagues

 

IPL Activity: Interprofessional structured communication

 

Give feedback on whether patient status and needs have been communicated between disciplinary perspectives


*O’Keefe, M., Henderson, A., & Chick, R (2017). Defining a set of
common interprofessional learning competencies for health profession students. Medical Teacher,
39:5, 463-468, DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2017.1300246.