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South African Journal of Occupational Therapy

On-line version ISSN 2310-3833
Print version ISSN 0038-2337


PITOUT, Hanlie; ADAMS, Fasloen; CASTELEIJN, Daleen  and  DU TOIT, Sanetta Henrietta Johanna. Factors to consider in planning a tailored undergraduate interprofessional education and collaborative practice curriculum: A scoping review. S. Afr. j. occup. ther. [online]. 2022, vol.52, n.1, pp.78-95. ISSN 2310-3833.

BACKGROUND: Heath care students need to be practice-ready at qualification. Increased interest in and drive towards more collaborative practice necessitate consideration of teaching and learning factors unique to learning settings, to plan a tailored interprofessional education and collaborative practice curriculum, based on empirical findingsMETHOD: The Joanna Briggs Institute's scoping review methodology guided this study. Eight online databases were searched, with 72 articles included for full review. Charted data, analysed quantitatively, included year, context, study design and population. The four-dimensional curriculum framework model, consisting of future health care needs, interprofessional competencies, methods of teaching and institutional support, directed the deductive analysisRESULTS: Interprofessional education is best presented as a tailored curriculum, i.e. fitting the specific institution's needs, based on formal rather than a voluntary participation and presented longitudinally. Buy-in from institutional management assists in overcoming barriers related to resourcing and staff participationCONCLUSION: Successful interprofessional education and collaborative practice curricula are dependent on an interplay of various factors such as specific professions involved, future healthcare needs of the country, expected capabilities and competencies of graduates, content and teaching methods, and available resources. Facilitators, as well as policymakers of academic and clinical institutions, could benefit from the synthesized evidence

Keywords : interprofessional learning; pre-licensure; Joanna Briggs; four-dimensional curriculum model; graduate competencies.

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