Tracy WallTracy Wall
Clinical assistant professor of physical therapy
Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Sciences

An Introductory Interprofessional Collaborative Experience Between Occupational and Physical Therapy Students in a Neurorehabilitation Course
Occupational and physical therapy professionals are natural partners in neurorehabilitation, especially in the acute stages of recovery. To enhance student learning experiences from both disciplines, we have developed a pilot interprofessional learning unit that was embedded in neurorehabilitation tracks of each respective program. The primary goal of this project is to examine interprofessional attitudes and readiness for interprofessional learning. A secondary outcome that we hope to address is the development of critical thinking and reasoning. The unit required students to participate in a joint case analysis and collaboratively design an intervention plan following the ICF Model.

This research project was  conducted with Salvador Bondoc.

Conference Presentations

  • Bondoc, S. and Wall, T. 2012. Effect of an IPE Experience on Student Readiness Towards Neurorehabilitation Practice (Work in-Progress).  Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century: Redefining Education and Practice, Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center, Philadelphia, PA, May 2012.
  • Bondoc, S. 2013. Outcomes of an Interprofessional Educational Experience in a graduate Neurorehabilitation Course. Collaborating Across Borders (CAB) IV: Interprofessional Collaboration: Transformative Change from the Classroom to Practice conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 12-14.

Conferences Attended with SoTL Faculty Scholar Support

  • JCIPE 2012 Conference: Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century: Redefining Education and Practice at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA on May 18-19, 2012.

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