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Centre for ​Health Professions Education

Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice


Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPEP) plays a pivotal role in equipping our students as agents of change to effectively address the health needs of individuals and populations.


To institutionalise a culture of IPEP, our strategy focuses on three areas.

  1. Developing core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice.
  2. Introducing an interprofessional care and collaboration framework, based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as common language between professions.
  3. Building trust and capacity among faculty and service providers to model interprofessional collaborative practice.


IPEP is managed by Stefanus Snyman and 10 part-time facilitators of learning. They assist students and service providers to develop a culture and the competencies of working together to improve patient outcomes and to strengthen systems for health.


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