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.
- Developing core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice.
- Introducing an interprofessional care and collaboration framework, based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as common language between professions.
- 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.