Workshop Report: Collaborating for Patient Care – Interprofessional Learning for Interprofessional Practice


On 9 June 2015, the Australian Medical Council, in collaboration with the Australian Pharmacy Council, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council, and the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia, convened a workshop with the aim of improving delivery of coordinated interprofessional education between health professions in Australia.

This workshop was held with support and input from the Health Professions Accreditation Councils Forum (the Forum). It brought together representatives of the regulated health professions’ national boards and accreditation authorities, self-regulating health professions, education providers, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), representatives of government health departments and academics working in this field.

The workshop explored a common understanding of what is meant by interprofessional education, saw presentations and discussion of international examples of good interprofessional education and assessment, and examined implications for accreditation functions.

Following the workshop, the regulated health professions’ accreditation councils, national boards and AHPRA meet on 10 June to discuss what the workshop outcomes could mean for accreditation processes, and there was a short meeting of the Forum to discuss next steps.

A report of the workshop, its outcomes and subsequent meetings and actions has been prepared and is available to download here.

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