RESEARCH CENTRE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
Although health professionals are committed to evidenced based practice this has, for the most part, not translated to a rigorous examination of educational practices and outcomes. While evaluations seeking feedback on students' perspectives of the quality of their educational experiences is regularly sought, a more in depth, rigorous and evidence based approach to health professional education is needed. The Research Centre for Health Professional Education is committed to engaging in a systematic and rigorous program of research that will examine the effectiveness of curricula interventions as well as the impact of health professional education on patient outcomes. Our research centre is interprofessional and based on the premise that effective team work and communication are essential to both clinical practice and educational preparation of health professionals.
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Project - Interprofessional Education: Enhancing the teaching of medication safety to nursing, pharmacy and medical students (2010-2012).
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Project: Examining the impact of simulated patients and information communication technology on nursing students' clinical reasoning (2008-2011).
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Australian Learning and Teaching Council Project: Facilitating Work Integrated Learning (WIL) through skills-enabled e-portfolios in the disciplines of construction management and nursing (2009-2011).
Use of Simulated Learning Environments in Nursing Curricula - National Health Workforce Taskforce Project (2010).
Use of Simulated Learning Environments in Pharmacy Curricula - National Health Workforce Taskforce Project (2010).
Associate Professor Tracy Levett-Jones, PhD, RN, MEd & Work, BN, DipAppSc(Nursing)
Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning)
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health
The University of Newcastle
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