Interprofessional.Global Cafe: Part 2: Learning in Lockdown: Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on interprofessional education to inform future provision.

  • Park, V. (Speaker)
  • Alison Power (Speaker)
  • Melissa Owens (Speaker)
  • Michael Palapal Sy (Speaker)
  • Nichola McLarnon (Speaker)
  • Elizabeth S. Anderson (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the learning experiences of students undertaking health and social care programmes across the globe. In the United Kingdom (UK) the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) introduced Emergency Standards for nursing and midwifery undergraduate programmes (2020) making significant short-term changes to programme delivery. The mandate for all students to undertake Interprofessional Education (IPE), however, remained. IPE is key to preparing students on health and social care programmes as it enables students to work as effective members of multi-agency/multi-professional teams on qualification and is therefore an important element of training, having a direct impact on the quality of care and service user experience. This presentation will explore the experiences of academics and students from a global perspective in relation to the delivery of IPE during the pandemic, to identify barriers and facilitators to successful shared learning and provide suggestions for how lessons learned can be taken forward to further enhance this important element of pre-registration education. This presentation by members of the CAIPE Research Subgroup (IPE Experiences) aims to explore the experiences of ‘lockdown learning’ from academics’, students’ and service users’ perspectives as the pandemic necessitated a wholesale move from face to face, blended learning and online learning to include Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT). The perceptions and attitudes of academics and students on such comprehensive changes are a unique and rich data source to explore and inform future provision.

The presentation reflects on the final four articles in the series. If you would like to read any of the the articles in the series, here are the details:

First Four articles presented in IP.Global Cafe on 26 May 2022

Article 1: Power et al (2021)
Article 2: Wetzlmair et al (2021)
Article 3: Sy et al (2022)
Article 4: Power et al (2022)

Articles presented in this IP.Global Cafe:

Article 5: Hutchings et al (2022)
Article 6: McLarnon et al (2022)
Article 7: Coleman et al (2023)

Article 8 in progress
Period6 Mar 2023
Held atInterprofessional.Global
Degree of RecognitionInternational