Nancy BagatellNancy Bagatell
Assistant professor of occupational therapy
Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Sciences

Physical and Occupational Therapy Students' Perceptions of an Interprofessional Education
Interprofessional collaboration is considered a vital part of the professional life of health care professionals.  However, few professional programs offer structured in-class activities which model and encourage interprofessional collaboration. Relatively little is known about how interprofessional learning activities impact students' perceptions of interprofessional collaboration.

To address this concern, occupational and physical therapy students will participate in a three-week-long interprofessional learning module involving structured video case studies. The Interdisciplinary Education Perception Scale (IEPS) will be administered to students before and after the completion of the module. Students will also complete reflection papers. Data analysis will include qualitative and quantitative analysis.

The results of this study will inform the development of future interprofessional learning activities used in the OT and PT programs.

This research project is being conducted with Michelle Broggi.

Conference Presentations

  • Bagatell, N. and Broggi, M. 2012. "Physical and Occupational Therapy Students' Perceptions of an Interprofessional Education Experience." The SoTL Commons: A conference for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, March , 2012.

Conferences attended with SoTL Faculty Scholar support

  • The SoTL Commons: A conference for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (March 7-9, 2012)

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