Student attitudes toward a web-based interprofessional education package Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • UNLABELLED: The objective of this study was to examine undergraduate health science students' attitudes toward interprofessional learning using a web-based interprofessional education package. METHODS: A before and after study of student attitudes toward a web-based interprofessional education package was conducted using the 17-item Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS). Students completed the RIPLS before and after the educational package. RESULTS: Forty-six students commenced the study with 2 students failing to complete. The group contained mostly females with a mean age of 22.6 yrs. A statistically significant change was found for RIPLS subscale one, "shared learning," p=0.035. CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrated that a web-based interprofessional education package did appear to have an impact on undergraduate students' attitudes toward interprofessional learning.

authors

  • Boyle, M
  • Williams, B
  • Brown, T
  • McKenna, L
  • Palermo, C
  • Molloy, L
  • Webb, V

publication date

  • 2013