- develop a bank of high-quality web-based simulation learning materials related to care coordination, planning of care and teamwork;
- develop critical-thinking exercises to achieve the learning outcomes of each simulation learning activity; and
- ensure the learning materials are assessable to gerontology students for supervised learning and self-learning and sustain to be used well beyond the term of this grant.
Activities, process and outcomes
Sixteen aged care providers were interviewed to elicit their beliefs about importance of interprofessional collaborative practice. The results informed the development of the teaching materials of the project. Training was offered to all lecturers in the School involved in teaching gerontological and nursing students.
Deliverables and evaluation
Ten video-taped simulated interdisciplinary scenarios and critical-thinking exercises were developed. A pre-test was conducted among all year one gerontological students (n=28) (mean age 20.1 (SD 0.9)). Students’ mean scores ranged from 5.07 (SD 1.12) to 5.50 (SD 0.88) (1=Not at all, 7=To a very great extent) using the 9-item Interprofessional socialization and Valuing Scale. A higher score represents more willing to work in interprofessional relationships.
Dissemination, diffusion, impact and sharing of good practices
Dissemination of the good practice was conducted via presentations in a workshop within the School, in Teaching and Learning Innovation ExPo, and in international conferences.