Interprofessional Education Resources for Dental Educators
The International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations (IFDEA) has compiled a list of helpful online resources for educators interested in the topic of interprofessional education (IPE).
What is IPE?
According to the World Health Organization,“Interprofessional education occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes. Once students understand how to work interprofessionally, they are ready to enter the workplace as a member of the collaborative practice team. This is a key step in moving health systems from fragmentation to a position of strength.” Source: WHO. (2010) Framework for action on
interprofessional education & collaborative practice.
Following are several organizations, journals and other resources about IPE efforts around the world.
Interprofessional Education Collaborative
National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
American Interprofessional Health Collaborative
Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice
Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education
“Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice” (Downloadable PDF from the World Health Organization)
IPE Portal by MedEdPortal
“Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: Report of an Expert Panel” (Downloadable PDF from the Interprofessional Education Collaborative)
“Measuring the Impact of Interprofessional Education (IPE) on Collaborative Practice and Patient Outcomes” (Downloadable PDF from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies)
Collaborating Across Borders Conference (2015)
Please Note: IFDEA is sharing these links for informational purposes only as a service to the dental education community and does not endorse specific resources listed above.
IFDEA encourages dental educators to take advantage of free online resources available on the IFDEA Global Knowledge Center. To submit resources to the online center, IFDEA members may contact IFDEA Executive Director Anders Nattestad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IFDEA is a global community of dental educators who have joined together to improve oral health worldwide by sharing knowledge and raising standards. IFDEA contributes to improving global health by improving oral health by serving as an axis of information, best practices, exchange programs, news and professional development for the many regional dental education associations and individual academic dental institutions worldwide.