Higher Education in Healthcare Is Encouraged to Implement Interprofessional Curriculum

[unpad.ac.id, 04/23/2019] The Universitas Padjadjaran Faculty of Nursing, in collaboration with the Association of Indonesian Nurse Education (AIPNI) of West Java Region held a workshop on “Development of Interprofessional Education (IPE) Curriculum for Higher Education in Healthcare”. The event attended by participants from 7 universities in Java and Sumatra was held at the campus of the Unpad Faculty of Nursing, Jatinangor, on Monday (22/4) and Tuesday (23/4).

Academics from 7 universities in Indonesia participated in the “Development of Interprofessional Education (IPE) Curriculum for Higher Education in Healthcare” workshop held by the Universitas Padjadjaran Faculty of Nursing in collaboration with the Association of Indonesian Nurse Education (AIPNI), West Java Region, on the Unpad Faculty of Nursing campus, Jatinangor, on Monday (22/4) and Tuesday (23/4). (Photo: Tedi Yusup) *

The Head of the activity committee, Dr. F. Sri Susilaningsih, B.Sn., M.N., said that in the midst of the complexity of challenges in dealing with patients, there needs to be collaboration from health workers. For this reason, it is important that institutions of higher education in healthcare have the ability to collaborate across disciplines.

“Because of the healthcare service structure, there is no single science that can solve all patient problems. Patient ailments are becoming more and more complex. It requires synergistic, mutual, and cohesive approaches among health care practitioners,” said Dr. Sri during the event.

Dr. Sri explained that the workshop was held to support various Indonesian institutions of higher education in healthcare – especially in West Java – in developing IPE-based learning programs that are integrated in the curriculum. During the workshop, participants attempted to integrate IPE-based learning in accordance with the curriculum of each respective college.

After curriculum development, the next stage is the preparation of teaching staff who will support the IPE-based teaching process. For this stage, the Unpad Faculty of Nursing team plan to attend the workshop participants’ colleges directly.

“In the coming period we must prepare educators who will be involved, because they also have to work in the same work climate. We want to prepare for cohesiveness, so a collective culture must be built. We cannot build a collective culture among students if the educators themselves are not prepared for that,” said Dr. Sri.

Dr. Sri also hopes that the socialization and education about IPE can lead to its spread to all institutions of higher education in healthcare. Every healthcare university in Indonesia is expected to be able to prepare prospective professionals who have the capacity to collaborate professionally.

“The prospective health professionals must not only be educated within the scope of their scientific discipline, but they must also learn the concept of partnership. They must learn to understand the roles of other health professionals, whose scientific disciplines are different,” said Dr. Sri. *

Reported by Artanti Hendriyana / am | Translated by Shabrina Maharani

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