Introduction to Interprofessional Education

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The University of Nicosia Medical School is working to enhance and expand its Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Interprofessional Learning (IPL) activities in order to foster excellence in collaborative multidisciplinary patient care in its students. We invite our colleagues in the broader University of Nicosia community to join us in this effort as we prepare our students for their future roles of working together towards the wellbeing of their patients and the community.

Those who are interested in participating in the event, can join by emailing [email protected]

What to expect

Professor Anderson will outline the key constituents for effective IPE. She will stress the importance of faculty support and engagement and outline the steps needed to form a sustainable strategy for IPE that will be valued by both students, faculty and patients.

Prof Elizabeth Anderson, Professor of Interprofessional Education –Lead for Patient Safety at the University of Leicester, [email protected]

Expertise in Interprofessional Education

Professor Elizabeth Anderson is responsible for interprofessional education (IPE) and patient safety at Leicester Medical School.

After a twenty year clinical background as a Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor she worked as a NHS researcher looking into service design for marginalised groups. Working with Dr Angela Lennox, she conducted research, which underpinned the opening of one of the first multiprofessional Health Centres in the UK.  She went on to design education relevant for future health care practitioners to understand the importance of interprofessional working.

She is co-author of the Leicester Model of practice-based interprofessional education (IPE). Elizabeth led three universities in the development of an IPE strategy launched in 2005.  She has continued to develop innovative IPE and has worked nationally and internationally to forward IPE.  Forming a career as a healthcare educator has seen her receive many awards, including a National Teaching Fellowship in 2007.  She is widely published in the area of IPE. She has served on the Board of the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (UK) – CAIPE ( since 2000 and is now Joint Chair.  She continues to champion patient involvement and partnerships in education and she leads the Patient and Carer Group at Leicester Medical School.

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