QU Health IPEC conducts its second activity titled ‘Interprofessional Education (IPE) Activity on Mental Health’

  • 6 months   ago
Qatar University (QU) Health Interprofessional Education Committee (IPEC) in Qatar, which is inclusive of representatives from all healthcare schools in Qatar, conducted its second activity titled ‘Interprofessional Education (IPE) Activity on Mental Health.’
More than 150 students and 13 facilitators took part in this activity. Professions and colleges involved are Biomedical Sciences, Human Nutrition, and Public Health from College of Health Sciences (CHS), College of Medicine (CMED), and College of Pharmacy (CPH).
This IPE activity also had the aim to introduce the concept of inter professional education by promoting partnership works between various healthcare professions. The event started with an introductory video by QU-CHS Associate Professor of Public Health and lead facilitator Dr. Lily O’Hara. Discovery interviews were also organised in order to learn about other health professional disciplines within the group.
A case study was then conducted for students on mental health about a 23-year-old female. They overlooked at her vital signs, nutrition intake, and physical assessment and addressed the mental health and services available for her. Dr. Lily O’Hara said that, “Bringing students from different health disciplines together to learn about, with, and from each other is an incredibly valuable experience for them. In this event, we had a case study of a young woman whose mental, physical, and social factors impact her social health and wellbeing.”
“This case study was highly relevant to young people today, as they are dealing with many similar issues,” she added.