Interprofessional education has become a significant focus across healthcare disciplines noting the benefits that can be achieved through improving patient outcomes, increasing awareness for potential referral to other providers, and fostering collaboration.
The integration of simulation into established OT and PT curriculum was a less daunting task by using the backward design process. Continued growth and the addition of Speech Therapy, Nursing, and Physician’s Assistant programs will further necessitate use of backward design to integrate meaningful multidisciplinary activities for students.
Rodriguez, Nicole; Belleza, Norman C.; and Johnson, Maureen, "Integrating Interprofessional Education with Simulation Experiences within OT and PT Curricula: A Look at the Backwards Design Process" (2019). Physical Therapy Collection. 55.