Afternoon Workshop 2
Project Summary: A football skills group was run by community physiotherapists using modified interdisciplinary strategies for children with complex needs. Participation was enhanced by using strategies learnt from speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and psychology. On formal assessment of motor skills, significant improvements were found in all participants.
Heather Kennedy and Cliona Murphy are physiotherapists working in a community setting on a multidisciplinary team - including speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, psychology and social work - with children with complex needs in a number of areas i.e. ASD, ID, DCD and GDD.
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Project Summary: The development of the ePrePP resource involves academics from each profession. The shared competency framework and e-portfolio will be developed by overlaying existing professional competencies and learning logs, to establish shared competencies, and refined by the advisory group and focus groups of tutors, practitioners and students. Students will use a commercial eportfolio platform to document shared and specific competencies, digital resources, student reflections and a record of achievement. The digital library will comprise webinars, clinical scenarios and links to relevant material. The webinars and scenarios will demonstrate the differing perspectives of medicine, pharmacy and nursing, thereby enhancing inter-professional learning. To ensure inter-professional collaboration, the components are developed jointly: pharmacy leading on the common competency framework, nursing leading the design of the e-portfolio, and medicine leading the development of the tutorial platform and digital library.
Dr. Henry Smithson is an experienced general practitioner from the UK and now Professor of General Practice at University College Cork. He has been a GP Trainer, GP Programme Director and Royal College of General Practitioners (UK) Educational Fellow. Prior to his move to Cork he worked in the Academic Unit of Primary Medical Care in Sheffield UK for 5 years to further his research interests in community based care. He then chaired the NICE Guidelines groups on epilepsy (2004) and medicines adherence (2009) both of which involved chairing inter-professional groups of healthcare professionals, patients and health scientists. He is chief investigator for the ePrePP project funded by the National Forum for Teaching and Learning: Enhancing Digital Capacity.