Curriculum Renewal for Interprofessional Education in Health (2014)

The study used five distinct methods of information gathering and stakeholder engagement: i) a national survey of IPE activities across Australian universities offering health professional education (National Audit Study – see below); ii) a qualitative study of curriculum development in West Australian universities (WA Study – see below) iii) extensive consultations with key education, profession-specific and government bodies; iv) the identification of relevant national and international resources to support curriculum development; and v) comment and guideance from a reference group of eminent national and international IPE educators and researchers established to assist the study team.

In its introduction, the report identifies the context and key issues that the report addresses, in particular, the Australian higher education and health service context. It briefly describes the two other studies undertaken in tandem with the CRS. These other studies have provided one important source of data for the CRS. Finally, the study focus and methodology of the CRS are presented.