The quality of our healthcare services depend on staff which can work well with all healthcare professionals, respect each others’ contribution and together provide quality patient care.
With input from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the National Centre for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (NCIPECP) is the first of its kind in New Zealand with four main functions :
The Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences is constantly conducting education and practice based research in interprofessional education and collaborative practice. The centre’s goal is to be an international leader in this field with the development of a strong research programme in conjunction with academics and health professionals.
Students from a range of health and related disciplines develop team skills early on in their studies - learning with and about each other and working together (both in the classroom and out in the work place).
The centre’s educational team works with departments and schools from the faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences to deliver papers with a focus on:
Courses have been designed so that students from one discipline work with those from another; for example, students share specific papers in their first year, and in the second and third years students have the opportunity to work on interdisciplinary projects. This allows students to apply their learning and prepares them to utilise interprofessional models of practice that are fundamental to the future of New Zealand's health care.
Akoranga Integrated Health also provides on campus supervised clinics, open to the public, for students to complete their placements:
Future clinics under development include:
Throughout study, students are supported to form relationships with Māori stakeholders, Māori liaison services, Māori staff and Māori students. This includes Māori concepts of health, Māori health providers, hui and Māori career guidance.
Te Ara Hauora Maori
How does this type of learning benefit me as a health care professional?
Head of Centre
Associate Professor Duncan Reid
Associate Dean (Health)
Ph: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7806
Co-Directors - Research
Associate Professor Marion Jones
Ph: +64 9 921 7871
Dr Antoinette McCallin
Ph + 64 9 921 9999 extension 7884
Dr Susan Shaw, Director - Practice Development
Ph +64 9 921-9764
Kate Haswell, Associate Dean (Māori Health)
c/o Maggie Scott-Nicholson
Ph +64 9 921 9243
Brenda Flood, Interprofessional Practice Developer
Ph +64 9 921 9999 ext 9008
Dr Kirk Reed
Co-Director NCIPECP & member of AIH Leadership Team
Ph +64 9 9219256