Posted: May 14, 2019

Companions on a Journey: A Pilot Project for Interprofessional Collaborative Education


The purpose of this poster is to share information about the creation of an introductory, online, interactive 3-hour module to educate undergraduate and graduate students about interprofessional education and collaboration. This module served as an essential step toward a cohesive, systematic interprofessional education program to help meet accreditation standards, departmental goals, and respond to the changing healthcare and educational environments. Assessments via online quizzes were embedded within the modules. The project was completed by over 200 students in the fall of 2018, with the following breakdown of students who provided feedback: exercise science (15%), education (8%), nursing (25%), occupational therapy (25%), speech–language pathology (2%), and physical therapy (25%). Initial results demonstrated over 80% of students reported learned something that they did not know. Over 80% of students reported that the information gained from the module would be helpful in their future career. The vast majority of students reported that the online module was easy to navigate; however, technological issues was the largest problem. Faculty feedback was positive, stating that the information was pertinent to their professions and delivered in an engaging manner. Future plans for the module include updating the technology and enhancing the embedded case studies.


Nursing, Interprofessional Education, Undergraduate, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Graduate, Speech-Language Pathology, Exercise Science


Joan Ziegler Delahunt, OTD, MS, OTR/L, Rockhurst University

Christina Wisdom, PT, DPT, Rockhurst University

Dave Heller, MSEd, Rockhurst University

Meredith Harold, PhD, CCC-SLP, Rockhurst University

Tobey Stosberg, MSN, MAE, RN, Research College of Nursing