Facilitating Interprofessional Education (IPE) in a health or care setting

Delivered by School of Medicine

The aim of this course is to enable participants to consider the opportunities for interprofessional education (IPE) for staff and/or students within the context of a health or care setting.

The health or care setting is a rich learning environment for staff and students but poses challenges particularly for educators who may not know where to start with IPE in this context. This course will enable participants to explore a toolkit of resources to aid with the planning, delivery, and evaluation of IPE in a health or care setting.

Course information

Course dates

To be confirmed.

Course duration

3-hour short course.


  • Participants must have access to a device with internet connection, webcam and microphone, as well as a valid email address to register with the online learning platform in order to attend the course.  Further details.
  • All our short courses are delivered in English.

Entry requirements

Targeted at individuals who coordinate, support, supervise or deliver education or training for staff and/or students within a health or social care setting.

Course type

Certificate of Completion (non-credit bearing).

Teaching format

Online, remote, and synchronous delivery.

Part of the course will include interactive large and small group discussions where participants will also be encouraged to “learn with, from and about” (CAIPE, 2002) each other’s interprofessional contexts, opportunities, and challenges ​.

Learning outcomes

The learning outcomes for this short course, specifically related to IPE in a health or care setting, are:

  • Explore the drivers for IPE.
  • Identify the common challenges and hurdles in planning and implementing IPE and discuss strategies for overcoming these challenges​.
  • Explore ways in which clinical skills can be used as a vehicle for IPE.
  • Identify opportunities for IPE which take into account learning environment, context and resources.
  • Review the evaluation and assessment methods which could be used for IPE.

Course Leads

James Bowness

Dr Veronica O'Carroll

Senior Lecturer

James Bowness

Ms Mairi McKinley

Clinical Teaching Fellow

James Bowness

Margaret Braid

AHP Practice Education Lead