Interprofessional education

Interprofessional education

Teamwork is an essential part of providing effective health care when working in a rural and remote setting. Incorporating interprofessional education in a rural clinical placement can enhance a placement by:

  • enabling students to target a key clinical goal of working in a team
  • increased exposure to other professions
  • increased understanding of roles within a team
  • reinforcing client-centred care


For information about interprofessional education including tools, refer to  Interprofessional Education.


Rural and Remote Interprofessional Resources





Health Workforce Australia. Expanded scopes of practice program.

National Rural Health Student Network (2013). Extended scope of practice, emerging health professions and rural career pathway attraction opportunities position paper.

National Rural Health Student Network (2012). Inter Professional Education (IPE) position paper. 

Smith, T., Stone, N. & Bull, R. (2008). In Liaw, S. & Kilpatrick, S. (Eds.).  A textbook of Australian Rural Health. Australian Rural Health Education Network, Canberra.


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