Directorate of Academic Affairs of Universitas Airlangga held "Interprofessional Education Module Development Workshop (IPE)" in Kahuripan 300, 3rd Floor, UNAIR Campus C Management Office, Thursday, March 8. (Photo: Feri Fenoria)
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UNAIR NEWS – Efforts to improve the quality of graduates continue to be conducted by Universitas Airlangga. One of them is through the implementation of variations of quality education support programs. In this regard, UNAIR through the Directorate of Academic Affairs held “Interprofessional Education Module Development Workshop (IPE)” on Thursday, March 8.

Being held in Kahuripan 300, 3rd floor, UNAIR Campus C Management Office, the activity was followed by a number of lecturers from the faculty of health and psychology. As the speaker was Prof. Dr. Nancy Margarita Rehatta, dr., Sp. An.KIC. and Dr. Diantha Soemantri, MMedEd., PhD. Each speaker raised the topic of “Module Development Tips” and “IPE Module Development Strategy ‘Sharing Experience from RIK UI” with the topic “Modul Development Tips”.

IPE Coordinator Dr. Prihartini Widyanti, drg., M.Kes., revealed that the workshop was a series of activities towards the implementation of IPE in UNAIR, a program that then promotes collaboration and interaction of several professions.

“The participants are lecturers from the health field. There is also from psychology, ” she said to UNAIR NEWS . “However, in the future there is a possibility, that this (IPE, ed) will also cover the social field of humanities and life sciences,” she added.

Dr. Prihartini explained, IPE is an implementation of learning that includes two or more different professions. It is aimed at improving collaboration and service quality. Implementation can be done in all learning, both undergraduate and clinical education. The main purpose of all that, he added, is to create professional health personnel.

“So, simply, there will be a program where every professionals like doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, and public health experts will be created, and have the experience that they learns together on particular issues or topics. Furthermore, it requires them to work together. Finding a solution, a way out , from a problem or case in the field of health, “she explained.

“With the contact or interaction, the solution will be more effective,” she added.

Dr. Prihartini said that it was included in the preparation of instruments related to the IPE program as the discussion and development started in the middle of last year.

“The lack of means does not mean that we should be pessimistic. We can take advantage of things that already exist. At the same time directing the development of a wider IPE forward. Including through KKN which covers more domain of sciences, ” she said. (*)

Author: Feri Fenoria

Editor: Nuri Hermawan


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