Course Outline

Because the capacity is reached, registration for the 11th Gunma University IPE Training Course is now closed. The schedule for the next program will be posted in February 2025.

Call for Participants in the 11th Gunma University IPE Training Course

In order to provide practical information and a model for developing an IPE program, Centre for Research and Training on Interprofessional Education at Gunma University will offer the 11th Gunma University IPE Training Course. This year’s training course will be held face to face with advance viewing of some pre-recorded lectures.

In this training course, participants will (1) capture the current state and the future issues of IPE, (2) learn the basic principles of the development of IPE programs, (3) discuss a model of IPE curricula at a university, and (4) explore the possibilities of research collaboration.

By attending this program, participants will be able to
●Improve their understanding of IPE’s current situation and challenges in the region.
●Deepen their knowledge about various IPE programs conducted at universities.
●Increase educational capacity to implement or upgrade IPE curricula in their institutions.
●Obtain practical knowledge on methodologies to gather evidence for IPE programs.

This training course will be most beneficial for faculty members who have a strong interest in introducing new IPE curricula to their educational institutions.
Maximum Capacity: 30 participants or 18 institutions
Please note that when the number of applicants exceeds our maximum capacity, we will limit the number of participants from one institution.

Expected Role of Participants for Collaboration
By giving the training course, we aim not only to disseminate information to introduce IPE programs but also to build long-term partnership with the institutions that participants represent for future research collaboration. Implementation of a new program requires a time-consuming process of needs analysis, course preparation, administration, and evaluation. We are ready to work with prospective participants and support them continuously for their implementation and improvement of IPE programs. The experiences of individual institutions which we share through our continued partnership and support during the implementing and improving process can be a great asset. We believe accumulation of such information is essential not only for research but also for making current IPE programs sustainable and even better. For this reason, participants are requested to play a central role to implement IPE programs upon return.

Dates and Hours
August 21st – August 23rd, 2024

Programme Overview (tentative)

August 12th onward:  Advance viewing of some pre-recorded lectures (online)
Tuesday, August 20th:  Site visit (optional)
Wednesday, August 21st:  Orientation, lectures, and presentation
Thursday, August 22nd:  Lectures, workshop, and networking
Friday, August 23rd:  Presentation

Tentative topics of the lectures, workshop and discussions will cover overview of IPE, current state and the future issues of IPE, simulated interprofessional training based on case scenarios, introduction of activities of member universities of Japan Interprofessional Working and Educational Network (JIPWEN), and evaluation methods for outcome of IPE. Participants will present the current situation and challenges for introducing/improving IPE in their countries/institutions on the first day and their plans to introduce/improve IPE programs on the final day.

Site Visit
On Tuesday, August 20, an optional site visit is scheduled to provide participants with a better understanding of healthcare facilities in Japan. Participants in the site trip should check into their accommodation on Monday. Only 20 seats are available, and they will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. If you like to attend the site visit, please indicate your preference when you register for the training course.

Gunma University Showa Campus
3-39-22 Showa-machi, Maebashi, Gunma.

Program fee is free. However, participants pay for their transportation, meals and accommodation. We cannot provide participants with travel grants to attend the training course.

We recommend the hotels listed below. They are located close to the bus stops for the bus from the airport and to Gunma University. The price per night at these hotels ranges from 5,000 to 8,000 yen (40 to 60 USD). Participants should book the hotel by themselves.
Toyoko Inn Maebashi Ekimae
Comfort Hotel Maebashi
Bell’s Inn Maebashi

Visa Application
Citizens of countries without visa-exempt agreements with Japan must get a visa to visit Japan. The application process will take time, so please check with the nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate for the latest information and start your visa application by June at the latest.

Application and Notification of Participants
Application will be handled online. Click here to register for the 11th Gunma University IPE Training Course. The application deadline was extended till April 30th, 2024. When the number of applicants exceeds our maximum capacity, selection will be carried out. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by email in the beginning of April. In order to guarantee their space, successful applicants must confirm their participation in writing within a week after the notice. No withdrawal from participation is allowed once participation is confirmed.

Priority for Selection
In case selection is necessary, we have set the following priority order. However, they are set to guarantee a higher level of satisfaction among participants, and they are not a prerequisite for application. Anyone can apply for the training course, whether or not they meet these conditions.
(1) Country: Institutions located in theWHO Western Pacific Region are prioritized.
(2) Affiliation: Educational institutions are prioritized.
(3) Current state of IPE: Participants who intend to introduce new IPE curricula to their institutions are prioritized.

Application Deadline
Deadline extended till April 30th, 2024

If you have questions, please contact us at gcrtipe_whocc[at]
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