'IPE occurs when two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care' (CAIPE, 2002)
Who are we?
We are a joint university society based in Aberdeen, Scotland. With students from Robert Gordon University (RGU) and Aberdeen University (AU) representing different health care and social professions.
Taking part in IPE is a great way to update your CV and an amazing talking point in interviews. IPE is now a mandatory part of most health care related courses. Our society holds unique and interesting events that take a fun, practical approach to learning about collaborating with multiple professionals. Our events are open to all health disciplines and members are given the opportunity to participate in practical skills from other courses.
Over the years we have had activities such as: suturing, injections, cannulation, venipuncture (taking blood), ABG sampling, looking at blood smears and nasogastric tube insertion? If you can think of other fun activities that your profession has to offer, sign up and get involved in making it happen!
We usually run 4 academic events each year focusing on a clinical scenario or topic. Each station consists of one or two professions detailing the topic from the prospective of their health care discipline. This can involve a wide range of creative ideas and media, such as: presentations, videos, practical skills and practical games and activities. We also run social events like pub quizzes and bingo nights for charity, so there is something for everyone!
If you are still not convinced check out the photos in our gallery!