University of Nottingham

Interprofessional Education (IPE) in Medical Degree Programmes

Medical students


Sharing best practice in Interprofessional Education in Medical Degree Programmes

Project Overview:

Teams across the two universities are working to incorporate interprofessional education into pre-registration health professions programmes. This has resulted in the development of two series of joint interprofessional simulations.  

Pilot simulations at Nottingham ran throughout February and March 2016 where year 2 students from all the programmes took part. A ‘flipped classroom’ approach was used, with students receiving their case study 2 weeks before the session. This time is used to investigate their profession specific management and to gather resources.

In the meeting that follows (in a small groups of mixed professions) they discussed the management of their case and began to develop a poster that demonstrates multi-professional management and interprofessional collaboration. They met a second time to discuss the management of their case study with other groups who have considered other simulated cases. 

IP simulations at Birmingham took place in June 2016. Following this a joint conference was arranged to consider the outcomes of the simulations and plan a joint publication. 

Project Category:


Project Topic:

Curriculum Development


University of Birmingham
Dr Sharon Buckley

University of Nottingham
Professor Kirsty Hyndes


In Partnership: The Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Telephone: +44 (0)121 414 3974

The University of Nottingham
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Telephone: +44 (0)115 846 7554