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Interprofessional Education

To achieve our aim of improved safety and quality of care for patients, Mater Education programs train and develop health professionals together in a collaborative environment to encourage highly effective interprofessional teams.

Undergraduate students studying health disciplines often complete their degrees at independent universities, isolated from their colleagues in other health-related courses. Similarly, graduate health professionals transitioning to clinical practice are educated within siloed programs.

But there’s a growing expectation for health professionals to work as part of an interprofessional team. That’s why Mater Education has redeveloped its program delivery in alignment with National Health Quality and Safety Standards.

Mater Education is piloting an Interprofessional Transition to Practice Program with graduates from allied health, medicine, nursing and pharmacy. This simulation-based program uses low- and high-fidelity simulations, case-based activities and simulated patients to help participants learn with, from and about each other in a safe learning environment.

Many of Mater Education’s clinical education programs now take an interprofessional approach. These programs, facilitated by both medical and nursing faculty, allow participants to work together in simulations as they would in clinical practice. In addition, Clinical Supervision, Advanced Clinical Supervision, Newborn Resuscitation, Maternity Emergency Management and ECG all attract participants across all health disciplines.