Report of IPE training course 2019

To provide practical information and a model for developing an IPE programme

26th August – 31st August, 2019

Gunma University, Showa Campus

61 participants (28 non-Japanese and 33 Japanese)
Non-Japanese participants consisted of five Indonesian, four Filipino, 17 Thai participants, and two guest speakers from the Philippines. Japanese participants included five guest speakers from two WHO Collaborating Centres (WHOCC), two Japan Interprofessional Working and Education Network (JIPWEN) universities, and one local public health center, 20 faculty members and four students of Gunma University, and four observers from Kumamoto University and Chiba University.

Key lectures and workshops offered information on the IPE training programme at Gunma University and the Toolkit which Centre for Research and Training on Interprofessional Education at Gunma University had developed for other institutions to use as a checklist when they introduce/improve IPE programmes in their institutions. Additional lectures covered related topics such as the present situation of IPE and CP in Asia and in the world and adaptability of Japanese IPE programmes in participants’ countries/institutions. Guest speakers were invited from the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office, JIPWEN universities, WHO Collaboration Centres in Japan, and a local public health center to provide participants with hints for the development of IPE programmes. In addition, a training course alumni from 2013 batch gave a lecture about his experiences of initiating IPE programmes in the Philippines. During the training course, participants gave three presentations about the present situation of IPE and CP in their institution, the issues to be considered for introducing/improving IPE in their institution, and their action plan. Each presentation was followed by a lively discussion.

Guest Lectures
Health workforce in the Western Pacific Region
Dr. Indrajit Hazarika

Health Systems in Japan
Dr. Shinichiro Noda
WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Systems Development (JPN-45)
Bureau of International Health Cooperation, National Centre for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM)

Roles of public health nurses
Prof. Maki Umeda
WHO Collaborating Centre for Disaster Risk Management for Health (JPN-77)
Research Institute of Nursing Care for People and Community, University of Hyogo

Community-based IPE Programme for undergraduates in Sapporo Medical University
Prof. Hitoshi Sohma
Center for Medical Education, Sapporo Medical University (JIPWEN University)

Development, Operation, and Future Expectation of Inohana IPE
Prof. Ikuko Sakai
Interprofessional Education Research Center, Graduate School of Nursing, Chiba University (JIPWEN University)

Infection Control and Prevention (IPC)
Dr. Hiroyuki Takechi
Shibukawa and Agatsuma Public Health Center, Gunma Prefecture
Prof. Takeshi Hisada
Gunma University Graduate School of Health Sciences

IPE and CP in the Philippines
Prof. Michael P. Sy,
Angeles University Foundation, Philippines
Participant in the 2013 IPE Training Course

Challenges Facing the World Health Organization
Current State and future Agenda of IPE and CP in Asia and in the World
Introduction of the IP Training Programme at Gunma University
IPE and Patient Safety
Evaluation of IPE

Explanation of and filling in the Toolkit
Simulated Interprofessional Training Based on Case Scenarios
Adaptability of Japanese IPE Programmes in Participants’ Countries/Institutions
Patient Safety Curriculum Guide of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)
Participant Presentation on Current State of IPE and CP in Participants’ Institution
Participant Presentation on Future Agenda for Introducing/Improving IPE in Participants’ Institution
Participant Presentation on Action Plan to Introduce/Improve IPE in Participants’ Institution

WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training on Interprofessional Education, Gunma University

Japan Interprofessional Working and Education Network (JIPWEN)
Graduate School of Health Sciences, Gunma University