IPE Component in a Clinical Placement
This session occurs at one or more clinical sites in already existing clinical placements and focuses on the competence level. Two models for the IPE component in a clinical placement are utilized - structured or flexible - one of which must be completed over the course of the student's educational program.
The structured model includes four elements: 1) common clinical area - students placed on the same team at a site where their placements overlap for a four-week period; 2) introductory tutorial - occurs prior to the four-week period; 3) facilitated patient\client\family- themed tutorials - occur each week in an area of interest to the students; and 4) shared presentation - completed by the student team at the end of the placement.
Flexible Activities: The flexible model includes three clinical learning activities that allow students to experience interprofessional learning in an array of clinical settings. Activities focus on, but are not limited to the following: