Conestoga news

September 1, 2009 11:35 AM

Interprofessional Education Repository Goes Live

Conestoga College is pleased to announce the release of its new Interprofessional Education Repository as of September 1st, 2009.

Interprofessional education has become a key element in the transformation of healthcare to a interprofessional and collaborative patient-centred focus. The Interprofessional Education (IPE) Repository has been developed to support interprofessional learning and practice at Conestoga College.

The IPE Repository at Conestoga College has two primary goals. The first is to house key documents and work, completed and currently in progress, related to interprofessional practice and education at Conestoga. The second goal is to provide a repository of resources to support interprofessional teaching and learning for faculty and students.

Types of resources include items such as:

  • a searchable public repository housing such learning materials as interactive media, best practice guidelines, government and professional organization specific resources
  • a secure repository for Conestoga College faculty and students, housing Visually Enhanced Learning Objects (VELOs) created by Conestoga College and Sheffield Hallam Learning Objects
  • an external repository listing resources identified to support knowledge development and transformation

Faculty members can utilize the resources found within the repository to:

  • support course objectives
  • engage learners using interactive learning objects
  • reinforce interprofessional understanding by accessing information on the various members of the healthcare and community service teams

Information pertaining to "Emergency Preparedness"; "Infection Control Practices"; "Team Member" awareness; and "Legislative Acts" are a few examples of what can be found within the IPE repository.

Students will also benefit from this new resource by having access to a vast selection of learning materials required for professional development and awareness. Materials such as regulations related to being a professional practitioner located under "Be Professional", access to a searchable repository of learning objects and to external repositories such as the Grand River Hospital Learning Management System and McMaster’s Virtual Library of course related materials.

For more information, visit the website.