Five faculty members from the College of Rehabilitation Sciences
(CRS) participated in the annual Interprofessional Education (IPE) Training
Course held at the Graduate School of Health Sciences, Gunma University,
Japan from August 20 to 25, 2018.
The faculty participants were Physical Therapy Department Chair Ms. Jocel Regino, Occupational Therapy Department Chair Asst. Prof. Kathlene Anne Hernandez, and faculty members Ms. Joyce Ann PoncianoVillafania, Ms. Jordan Barbra Nava, and Ms. Catherine Joy Escuadra.
This training program is one of the initiatives of the World Health Collaborating Centre for Research and Training on Interprofessional Education to capture the current state and the future agenda of IPE and collaborative practice, learn the basic principles of the development of IPE programs, discuss a model of IPE curriculum in a university, and explore the possibilities of research collaboration.
This year the training consisted of symposia and workshop that guided the
delegates in designing an IPE plan for their respective institutions. The support of the University through the attendance of facultymembers in this IPE training is envisioned to be the start of the formation of the IPE
Learning Community in the Universitywhich could eventually lead to an IPE and Collaboration Center.