Aberdeen Interprofessional Education Research


News Archive

2014 IPE Newsletter
2013 IPE Newsletter
2012 IPE Newsletter

January, 2014

Interprofessional Education experts share experiences in Japan

RGU and NHS Grampian IPE representatives travel to Japan as part of a project funded by the Sasakawa Foundation to promote Anglo-Japanese educational exchange.

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Oct 2015

IPE Newsletter 2015

A collection of the most recent news, events and announcement across Aberdeen.

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Nov 2014

A Scottish Japanese collaboration on IPE drawn to successful completion of pioneering healthcare research.

The successfull three-year collaboration, entitled: ‘A Scottish and Japanese experience of patient centred interprofessional diabetic education,’ concluded on Friday, November 14.

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Jan 2014

Interprofessional Education experts share experiences in Japan

Dr Sundari Joseph (RGU) and Mrs. Jenni Haxton (NHS Grampian) travelled to Nagoya University in Japan in December as part of a project funded by the Sasakawa Foundation of Great Britain to promote Anglo-Japanese educational exchange.

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Dec 2013

IPE Research: A Scottish and Japanese experience of patient centred interprofessional diabetic education

Building on the Sasakawa funded project in 2013, this 2nd project aimed to further develop interprofessional educational exchanges between the universities of Robert Gordon; Aberdeen; Nagoya and Sendai and to develop an elearning experience for healthcare students in both countries.

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Oct 2013

IPE Research: Playing games in IPE: A Japanese and
Scottish experience

This project built on the experience of innovative learning in the Aberdeen IPE programme using gaming. iPEG (Interprofessional Education Game) was designed by the IPE lead and a colleague from University of Aberdeen to facilitate learning on professional roles and responsibilities.

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July, 2013

IPE Research: Adult support and protection practice of police

In a Scotland-wide study funded by the Scottish Institute of Policing Research, focus groups with key professionals in adult support and protection were held in all three police Command areas of Scotland.

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Aug, 2013

IPE Research: Cancer Patient Stories

The cancer journey involves many different agencies and services working together to provide quality outcomes for service users and many of these are operating through CLAN premises. An IPE research investigation of cancer patients stories focussing on their interaction with CLAN service provision and multi-sector service

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May, 2013

Interprofessional experts lead the way at RGU

Scotland’s leading Interprofessional Education (IPE) experts will come together for the first time this week to share their skills and experiences at Robert Gordon University (RGU).

March, 2013

Interprofessional experts lead the way at RGU

4th European Conference on Interprofessional Practice & Education

March, 2013

First student-led Interprofessional Education Conference in Aberdeen

Health and social care students in Aberdeen have organised an Interprofessional Education Conference designed to forge greater understanding between future health professionals, patients and clients.

February, 2013

IMPACT Award for Aberdeen IPE Article

Aberdeen IPE Article 'Interprofessional education in practice' has gained an IMPACT Award as most downloaded article, 2012 from journal Clinical Teacher.

February, 2013

Multi-agency protection group promotes links

Adult protection experts across the north-east join with IPE students to share knowledge to promote future collaborative working.

February, 2013

HEA Call for Student participation

The HEA is looking for student volunteers to join their new Advisory Forum and student ‘jurors’ to take part in a major social mobility conference

February, 2013

Student Placements

Year long student placements for 2013/14 available in the Department of Health, Department for Work and Pensions and other agencies

February, 2013

Forthcoming SSPC Conference

“Environmental Influences on Health” SSPC Annual Conference

Event date: 25-26/04/13

January, 2013

Forthcoming ASME Conference

“Transition from Student to Practitioner” ASME symposium

Event date: 01/03/13

November, 2012

IPE Japan Visit

Delegation from Aberdeen attended the International Interprofessional Conference in Kobe, Japan.

June, 2012

IPE Research team awarded funding for project aimed at peer teaching of clinical skills

Project funding from the Clinical Skills managed Educational Network (CSMEN) will permit the implementation of peer teaching of students from medicine, nursing and health sciences.

April, 2012

IPE Narratives: How many professionals can be actively involved in someone's care?

Working together, IP teams make a big difference to the lives of patients, as a recent news story demonstrates.

April, 2012

QAA funded event 'Strictly Come Dining' enjoyed by cross-faculty IPE students

A novel IPE teaching event, funded by a QAA Enhancement theme grant, was attended by IPE students as part of their development of collaborative skills.

October, 2011

IPE team present 'peer teaching of basic life' support poster

Aberdeen IPE staff present poster entitled 'Enhancing students teaching skills for basic life support' at the 11th Annual Scottish clinical skills network conference, St. Andrews University

June, 2011

High praise for student posters at CAIPE AGM

Representatives from UK, Irish and Canadian universities attended the CAIPE Annual general meeting at Regent's Wharf, London, to participate and present their most recent work.

April, 2011

IPE-based Study Wins Conference Competition

A recent IPE study exploring the teaching of safety was given an award at the annual patient safety conference "Reducing harm, Improving Healthcare" held in Aberdeen.

April 2008

New book on IPL teaching:

A new book entitled "Preparing for Interprofessional Teaching" is now available. To read a review of this publication please visit this page

The most recent meeting of the Scottish IPE SIG was held on 22nd February 2008 at Napier University in Edinburgh. Please visit the SIG's web site for more information on this and past meetings, to find out more about the SIG or to contribute to the discussion forum on IPE.

September 2007

The first European Interprofessional Education Network in health and social care (EIPEN) International Conference took place at Jagiellonian University, in the centre of Krakow, Poland from 12th to 14th September 2007.

Findings from two of the interprofessional education initiatives in Aberdeen were presented and a workshop entitled "Making Interprofessional Education (IPE) Work on a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)" was facilitated by Lesley Diack and Michael Gibson.To view the PowerPoint files from these presentations and workshop click on the appropriate link below:

May 2007

The first meeting of the Scottish Interprofessional Education Special Interest Group (IPE SIG) took place on Friday 25th of May 2007 and was hosted by the Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.

January 2007

During the Assessing Interprofessional Learning Workshop on 3rd November 2006 the Scottish Interprofessional Education Special Interest Group (IPE SIG) was formed and will meet for the first time in May next year.

For more information on this new group and upcoming meeting please visit the new Scottish IPE SIG website

December 2006

The IPEA (Interprofessional Education In Aberdeen) group have recently run two training workshops for staff at the two universities who wish to find out more about the issues associated with teaching and facilitating IPE sessions. For information about these workshops or the forthcoming event on January 17th, contact Michael Gibson on (01224) 262558.

November 2006

The Robert Gordon University and University of Aberdeen in collaboration with the Higher Education Academy will host an Assessing Interprofessional Learning Workshop on Friday 3rd November 2006. The purpose of this workshop is to develop good practice and innovations in the assessment of interprofessional learning in health and social care in classroom and clinical and community settings. For more information on this workshop including a provisional programme click here or download the flyer here.

September 2006

A pre-conference workshop entitled "Making Interprofessional Education Work" will be held at the ASME (Association for the Study of Medical Education) Annual Scientific Meeting, 6th - 8th September 2006 at the University of Aberdeen.

June 2006

An IPE podcast is now available on the Health Sciences and Practice website.

Click here to listen to or download this podcast please click here

May 2006

As part of the ongoing interprofessional education programme between the School of Medicine at the University of Aberdeen and the Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Robert Gordon University, a group of Phase III medical students along with a number of Stage 3 pharmacy students have recently taken part in a novel online course using The Robert Gordon University’s Virtual Campus virtual learning environment (VLE).

April 2006

The third international All Together Better Health conference will take place on Monday April 10th to Wednesday April 12th at Imperial College London.

November 2005

An overview of the 1st year inteprofessional workshops entitled "Interprofessional Education in Aberdeen: The use of undergraduate team working to improve understanding of care of the elderly" is now available online in Microsoft Powerpoint format (168KB).

This overview was presented at the "Forging Partnerships in Inter-Professional Education" conference held at Loughborough University on 8th November 2005.

View the presentation.

October 2005

The joint Aberdeen "E-learning for sharing across medical, health and social care undergraduate students: development, evaluation, assessment and dissemination of an elearning inter-professional module" project has been awarded 5000 pounds by the Pharmacy Practice Research Trust.

October 2005

Joint Robert Gordon University and University of Aberdeen Interprofessional Health & Social Care Education web site launched.

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