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An Overview of the most Prominent Applied Models of Inter-Professional Education in Health Sciences in the World
Z Vafadar , Z Vanaki * , A Ebadi
Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences , vanaki_z@modares.ac.ir
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Introduction:One of the most  important developments of health sciences education in recent decades shift from uniprofessional education to interprofessional education approach in the world wide, in terms of meeting needs to promote the quality and safety of treats and cares.This study aimed to introduce the most prominent applied models of inter-professional education in health sciences in the world.

Method: This review study has been done in 2015 using review strategy from York university with search in Pub med, CINAHL, Ovid, Science direct data bases as well as Google search engine, also validated related journals and educational organizations,  in English language between 2000 to 2015 with main key words such as “interprofessional education” and “applied models. After evaluation of articles based on qualitative criteria, final papers were selected. Of 3137 primary articles retrieved, eventually 15 articles were qualified. Results were analyzed based on theorizing approach of Melies2011 in three categories including: "scientific basis and conceptual framework", "administrative framework and educational interventions" and " evaluating educational outcomes" of interprofessional education models.

Results: Seven valid models of interprofessional education were identified including: models of British Colombia and Dalhousie universities from Canada, Florida, Rosalind Franklin and Washington universities from America also Linkoping University from Sweden and Leicester University from England. The purpose of interprofessional education in these models are gradual promotion from unimprofessional identity to interprofessional identity in health sciences students. The conceptual framework of all models were based on valid personal and social psychology also educational theories. Administrative framework were based on development of cooperation and interaction between professionals based on providing health services and community – based learning. Outcomes were assessed in three area including students, faculty members and patients with qualitative and quantitative instruments.

Conclusion: Applied interprofessional education models with focus on creating vast interprofessional interactions according to health needs of communities, not only provide appropriate situation for promoting of professional socialization process of health sciences students to achieve professional identity alongside interprofessional identity, but also necessary competency and ability for providing comprehensive patient –centered team care in graduates of health systems .

Keywords: interprofessional education, educational models, health sciences, review studies
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vafadar Z, Vanaki Z, Ebadi A. An Overview of the most Prominent Applied Models of Inter-Professional Education in Health Sciences in the World. rme. 2017; 8 (4) :69-80
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