Journal article

Designing learning spaces for interprofessional education in the anatomical sciences

B Cleveland, T Kvan

Anatomical Sciences Education | John Wiley & Sons, Inc. | Published : 2015


This article explores connections between interprofessional education (IPE) models and the design of learning spaces for undergraduate and graduate education in the anatomical sciences and other professional preparation. The authors argue that for IPE models to be successful and sustained they must be embodied in the environment in which interprofessional learning occurs. To elaborate these arguments, two exemplar tertiary education facilities are discussed: the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney for science education and research, and Victoria University's Interprofessional Clinic in Wyndham for undergraduate IPE in health care. Backed by well-conceived curriculum and pedago..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank the Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN) at the University of Melbourne for supporting the writing of this article. In particular, the authors thank Dr. Sue Wilks and Associate Professor Clare Newton for their research work on a related project that informed their thinking. The authors are indebted to the Faculty of Architecture, Building, and Planning, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences, and LEaRN industry and education partners, Hayball, Catholic Education Office Melbourne, Anglican Church Grammar School, Indec-ARUP, Keepad Interactive, and the Australian School of Mathematics and Science for their support.