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This article is from the 'To The Point' series from the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Undergraduate Medical Education Committee. The purpose of this review is to provide an understanding of the differing yet complementary nature of interprofessional collaboration and interprofessional education as well as their importance to the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology. We provide a historical perspective of how interprofessional collaboration and interprofessional education have become key aspects of clinical and educational programs, enhancing both patient care and learner development. Opportunities to incorporate interprofessional education within women's health educational programs across organizations are suggested. This is a resource for medical educators, learners, and practicing clinicians from any field of medicine or any health-care profession.
Interprofessional Education and Older Adults in the Shared Virtual Classroom: Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The current article provides an overview of an interprofessional service-learning course that became virtual in the setting of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Telehealth video technologies were used to build an intergenerational, virtual classroom and increase engagement of older adults with interdisciplinary health professional students. The virtual classroom involved group health education sessions, individualized Medicare wellness visits, and a clinical huddle. The course addressed the public health need for reliable health information during the early days of the pandemic, social connection, and meeting the educational goals for health care students and older adults in a novel virtual setting. Lessons learned for the interdisciplinary team and for engaging older adults included the need for preparation reading, team building exercises, training videos, and telehealth competency checklists. Beyond the pandemic, adoption of virtual methods enables hybrid approaches to interprofessional education and builds competencies for delivery of telehealth and computer-based visits in professional practice settings. [Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 48(8), 52-56.].
BACKGROUND: Interprofessional collaboration is key to improving the health of individuals and communities. It is supported by provision of Interprofessional education (IPE) which has recently emerged in the Middle East region. This study investigated changes in healthcare students' attitudes towards interprofessional collaboration after undertaking the Interprofessional Education and Collaboration (IPEC) course. METHODS: A paper-based anonymous survey using the Interprofessional Attitude Scale (IPAS) was administered to a sample of 346 health students (nursing, medicine, and public health) pre/post undertaking the IPEC course. Less than half of the students provided a post response, with pre/post survey results of 111 pairs subsequently matched and analyzed. RESULTS: Results showed elevated pre-course scores, an improvement in students' attitudes towards the interprofessional biases domain of the IPAS, and a slight decline in their scores in the remaining 4 domains (team roles and responsibilities, patient centeredness, community centeredness, and diversity and ethics). These changes were not statistically significant, except for the patient centeredness domain (p = 0.003**). CONCLUSIONS: The study provided important results about attitudes towards interprofessional collaboration. These findings are essential because our institution is one of few in Lebanon that provides this mandatory course to a large group of health professionals. Future studies should investigate these changes in attitude scores in a larger sample size, and how these attitudes would influence collaboration post-graduation.
This article outlines the experiences of a Scottish healthcare chaplain. After a student nurse expressed a dated view of chaplains, I realised it was my responsibility to refresh it. After reflection I planned, developed and implemented an interprofessional education session for nursing, midwifery and allied health professional (NMAHP) students on clinical placement. I had to develop awareness of learning theories, preferences and styles, and explore different methods of delivery. Since NMAHP students can be undergraduate, postgraduate, school leavers or career changers, the session is multi-generational and interprofessional. Attendee feedback was used to review the learning session. This package was developed and shared with my team but may be of value to other healthcare chaplains or spiritual care educators to introduce spiritual care to NMAHP students on clinical placement. It will also be a useful resource for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals to expand their understanding of the role.
Longitudinal impact of preregistration interprofessional education on the attitudes and skills of health professionals during their early careers: a non-randomised trial with 4-year outcomes.
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether a preregistration interprofessional education (IPE) programme changed attitudes towards teamwork and team skills during health professionals' final year of training and first 3 years of professional practice. DESIGN: Prospective, longitudinal, non-randomised trial. SETTING: Final year health professional training at three academic institutions in New Zealand. PARTICIPANTS: Students from eight disciplines eligible to attend the IPE programme were recruited (617/730) prior to their final year of training. 130 participants attended the IPE programme; 115 intervention and 372 control participants were included in outcome analysis. INTERVENTION: The 5-week Tairawhiti IPE (TIPE) immersion programme during which students experience clinical placements in interdisciplinary teams, complete collaborative tasks and live together in shared accommodation. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Data were collected via five surveys at 12-month intervals, containing Attitudes Towards Healthcare Teams Scale (ATHCTS), Team Skills Scale (TSS) and free-text items. Mixed-model analysis of covariance, adjusting for baseline characteristics, compared scores between groups at each time point. Template analysis identified themes in free-text data. RESULTS: Mean ATHCTS scores for TIPE participants were 1.4 (95% CI 0.6 to 2.3) points higher than non-TIPE participants (p=0.002); scores were 1.9 (95% CI 0.8 to 3.0) points higher at graduation and 1.1 (95% CI -0.1 to 2.4) points higher 3 years postgraduation. Mean TSS scores for TIPE participants were 1.7 (95% CI 0.0 to 3.3) points higher than non-TIPE participants (p=0.045); scores were 3.5 points (95% CI 1.5 to 5.5) higher at graduation and 1.3 (95%CI -0.8 to 3.5) points higher 3 years postgraduation. TIPE participants made substantially more free-text comments about benefits of interprofessional collaboration and perceived the TIPE programme had a meaningful influence on their readiness to work in teams and the way in which they performed their healthcare roles. CONCLUSIONS: TIPE programme participation significantly improved attitudes towards healthcare teams and these changes were maintained over 4 years.
Introduction: Transition from pediatric to adult care has significant implications for health outcomes in youth with special health care needs. To optimally support the transition, health care and social service providers must work collaboratively with youth and families in service planning, implementation, and evaluation. Based on interviews with 15 youth and their families, we developed an arts-informed interprofessional education activity titled Transitions Theatre using the method of readers' theater. Methods: Three educators with lived experience (one former pediatric rehabilitation client and two parents of youth with special health care needs) and three academic/clinical educators codesigned the transitions. We conducted four online workshops (14-20 participants each). Results: A total of 67 people participated: 59 students from 11 health disciplines and seven postlicensure clinicians and one trainee from five disciplines (e.g., occupational therapy, life skills coaching, early childhood education). Twenty-six participants answered both pre- and postworkshop surveys and reported a positive shift in their understanding of client and family perspectives, their roles in transition support, and other providers' roles in transition support. After the workshop, learners felt more confident with transition support and interprofessional collaboration. The perspectives of the educators with lived experience aligned with the theater scripts and enhanced learners' empathetic engagement with the topic. Discussion: The evidence-based teaching approach of readers' theater and our coteaching model offered learners a unique opportunity to learn about the challenges clients and their families face at the time of transition to adulthood and identify their role in an interprofessional transition support.
Effect of introducing interprofessional education concepts on students of various healthcare disciplines: a pre-post study in the United Arab Emirates.
BACKGROUND: The value of interprofessional education (IPE) in nurturing healthcare professionals, and in shaping their professional identities, and their attitudes towards interdisciplinary teamwork and collaboration is established in the literature. IPE is an emerging concept in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and is new to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). To date, the applicability and feasibility of IPE and of the corresponding collaborative practice in MENA countries remain largely unexamined. PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of one of the first experiences of IPE in the UAE, which was purposefully designed in alignment with the principles of the Situated Learning Theory (SLT), on the readiness for interprofessional learning and collaboration among students of various healthcare disciplines in the UAE. METHODS: A pre-post intervention quantitative research design was adopted for this study. The intervention focused on communication skills, and consisted of 2 tailor-made case-based scenarios. A total of 90 students (40 medical, 16 nursing, 16 pharmacy, and 18 physiotherapy), spread across two sessions (1 session per academic year across 2 academic years), took part in the IPE intervention. Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS) was used as the pre- and post- intervention assessments; aggregate data was analyzed using SPSS. RESULTS: Of those who participated in the intervention (across both rounds), 77 participants responded to the pre-assessment (85. 6%) and 84 responded to the post-assessment (93. 3%). The IPE intervention under investigation significantly increased the level of readiness to engage in cross-disciplinary learning and collaboration among participating health professions' students. In terms of the subscales, the participants' openness to engage in teamwork was raised and their professional identity was fostered. Yet, no statistical significance around clarity of roles and responsibilities was detected. CONCLUSION: The findings of this study encourage other universities in the MENA region to adopt IPE to improve future health professionals' capacity to develop shared understanding and mutual respect within cross-disciplinary teams. This, ultimately, feeds into improved quality of care and patient outcomes.
Position paper of the GMA Committee Interprofessional Education in the Health Professions - current status and outlook.
In the wake of local initiatives and developmental funding programs, interprofessionality is now included in national curricula in the German-speaking countries. Based on the 3P model (presage, process, product), this position paper presents the development of interprofessional education in recent years in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and places it in an international context. Core aspects as legal frameworks, including amendments to occupational regulations as well as the formation of networks and faculty development are basic requirements for interprofessional education. New topics and educational settings take shape in the process of interprofessional education: patient perspectives and teaching formats, such as online courses, become more important or are newly established. The influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on interprofessional education is explored as well. Among many new interprofessional courses, particularly the implementation of interprofessional training wards in Germany and Switzerland are positive examples of successful interprofessional education. The objective of interprofessional education continues to be the acquisition of interprofessional competencies. The main focus is now centered on evaluating this educational format and testing for the corresponding competencies. In the future, more capacities will be required for interprofessional continuing education and post-graduate education. Structured research programs are essential to ascertain the effects of interprofessional education in the German-speaking countries. In this position paper the GMA committee on interprofessional education encourages further advancement of this topic and expresses the aim to continue cooperating with other networks to strengthen and intensify interprofessional education and collaboration in healthcare.
Attitudes towards interprofessional education and associated factors among faculty at the college of health sciences in a public university in Kenya: a cross-sectional study.
Introduction: conforming health professional´s curricula and training to emerging needs and exponential growth in medical information and education is key. Interprofessional education is one such conformity. Faculty attitudes towards interprofessional education is a good predictor to their engagement. The study purpose is to determine attitudes of faculty and associated factors towards interprofessional education (IPE) at the College of Health Sciences of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Methods: a cross-sectional study among 71 faculty was conducted. A 5-point Likert scale with three attitude subscales on IPE were used to collect data using stratified sampling method. Attitude was dichotomized with >75% as cut-off for positive attitude. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 25.0 software at 95% confidence level. Logistic regression was used to identify relationship between bio-demographic characteristics and attitude of faculty. Results: there were more male faculty than females and the mean age was 42 years. The overall attitude score was positive (124.46 >75%), with attitudes of faculty towards IPE in academic settings subscale yielding negative attitude score (36.86 <75%). Age, gender, academic position, and expertise level were not significant in influencing faculty´s attitude. Application of interprofessional education was significant (P=0.036), with faculty who had applied Interprofessional education at the college more likely to have positive attitudes. Conclusion: faculty have overall positive attitudes towards interprofessional education but negative attitudes towards subscale 3-interprofessional education in academic settings. Behavior change training and IPE sensitization to avert negative attitudes among faculty is recommended.
Promoting Older Adult Health with Interprofessional Education through Community Based Health Screening.
IPHARM (ImProving Health Among Rural Montanans) is a university-based community health screening program that provides valuable interprofessional teamwork and clinical skills training for health care students while addressing the health of older adults. Students perform a variety of health care screenings dependent on the health care professions present and the requests of the community group served. Education, counseling, and recommendations for participants are provided by the interprofessional student teams under supervision and guidance from faculty and clinicians. Supported in part by federal grants such as the Health Service and Resource Administration Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (HRSA GWEP), IPHARM has provided interprofessional training for over 2100 students and conducted over 30,000 health screenings at 814 different community events. Surveys from students indicate that the experience promotes effective interprofessional team skills related to communication, an increased understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the health care team, and how to positively impact the health of older adults. These interprofessional screening events for older adults, conducted in the community by health professions students and faculty, help prepare the future workforce for collaborative and effective health care delivery. The purpose of this article is to describe the IPHARM objectives, methods, and impact this program has had on the health of older adults and the training of our future health care workforce.
Delivering interprofessional patient safety education using storytelling, a real-life medication error, and synchronous online platform.
INTRODUCTION: Interprofessional education (IPE) about patient safety positively impacts safety and reduces errors but is challenging to deliver. We aimed to determine if a synchronous virtual IPE program using storytelling and interactive learning impacted student perceptions about patient safety. METHODS: An IPE patient safety program involving medical and pharmacy students was synchronously delivered virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program was framed using storytelling about a medication error told by a family member. Post-program survey data, exploring participants' perspectives on the program, collected between July 2020 and November 2020 was retrospectively reviewed. Quantitative results were grouped by the five components of the program. Responses within each category were averaged to generate a summary measure of each student's experience. Qualitative feedback from two survey questions was evaluated. RESULTS: There were 236 (96.7% of participants) completed surveys included in the analysis. High proportions of participants responded favorably across all five components of the survey. Qualitative responses were largely positive, with themes of increased empathy, behavior, and attitude change, and meaning making. CONCLUSION: An interactive IPE patient safety program using storytelling about a real-life medication error to frame activities and utilizing a virtual platform was a favorable and impactful method to educate students.
Faculty knowledge and skills needs in interprofessional education among faculty at the College of Medicine and Kamuzu College of Nursing, University of Malawi.
Background: Undergraduate health professionals' education in Malawi is mostly provided through a uniprofessional approach, even though the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends interprofessional education (IPE) in order to prepare health workers for collaborative practice. Because IPE is not widely practiced in Malawi, faculty may not have the knowledge and skills required for successful IPE implementation. Aim: To explore perceived needs for knowledge and skills related to IPE among faculty in undergraduate health professional programs at the University of Malawi - Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) and College of Medicine (COM). Design: A qualitative exploratory descriptive study capturing the perspectives of purposively selected participants was conducted at the University of Malawi KCN and COM. Data were collected through in-depth interviews (n = 16) and focus group interviews (n=20). Data analysis was done using qualitative content analysis. Findings: Faculty perceived the need for being knowledgeable in IPE and understanding its benefits. The need for training in IPE was perceived as key to increasing faculty members' confidence for IPE. Faculty also perceived the need for enhanced skills in interpersonal relationships, communication, and facilitation of learning, conflict resolution, and clinical teaching in order to successfully implement IPE. Conclusion: Faculty perceived the need to be knowledgeable about IPE, its benefits and the need for enhanced skills related to IPE. The need for formal training in IPE was perceived key for successful implementation of IPE. These findings provide information which can help to identify faculty training needs for IPE and to design faculty training activities.
Interprofessional education workshop on aging: student perceptions of interprofessional collaboration, aging, and cultural fluency.
Interprofessional education is vital to prepare students in healthcare-related fields for future practice to improve participation in teams and enhance client/patient outcomes. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of a half-day interprofessional education workshop on aging based on students' self-rated confidence in working in interprofessional teams, with aging, and culturally diverse clients/patients. Students from eight healthcare-related disciplines at a private mid-western university attended an interprofessional workshop. Afterward, students completed a reflective survey to evaluate pre- and post-workshop perceptions about interprofessional collaboration and caring for aging and diverse clients/patients. Quantitative methods using paired sample t-tests revealed a statistically significant difference in students' self-reported level of preparedness in the areas of interprofessional education, aging, and cultural fluency (P < .001). In addition, qualitative methods were used to organize data into themes. Additional insights were gained to inform future workshops.
Educação interprofissional e prática colaborativa na formação em educação física: reflexões de uma experiência na perspectiva da tutoria
Resumo Esse artigo objetiva descrever as características do componente curricular "módulo interprofissional em saúde" oferecido aos estudantes de graduação da área de saúde na Universidade de Pernambuco e apresentar um relato das experiências vivenciadas em atividades de tutoria, com destaque para a análise do cenário do núcleo da educação física. Essa estratégia de educação interprofissional e de prática colaborativa funciona em dois momentos pedagógicos, concentração e dispersão, que possibilitam o estudante entender o processo colaborativo de trabalho na perspectiva da integralidade e do cuidado na atenção à saúde em rede. Durante a concentração, estudantes do primeiro período reconhecem as possibilidades de atuação de seu núcleo em articulação com os demais e têm contato com conceitos da saúde coletiva. Durante a dispersão, os estudantes constroem e executam ações interprofissionais em uma instituição de ensino vinculada à estratégia de saúde da família, sendo as práticas corporais estratégias corriqueiras. Percebe-se que há uma mudança de atitude sobre a possibilidade de atuação no Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS); entretanto, é preciso que os conteúdos da saúde coletiva, inclusive a interprofissionalidade e as práticas colaborativas, perpassem toda a trajetória de formação em educação física, propiciando a qualificação para a integralidade da atenção no SUS. Abstract This article seeks to describe the characteristics of the curricular component "interprofessional health module", offered to undergraduate health students at the Universidade de Pernambuco (UPE) and to show a report of experiences in tutoring activities, with particular emphasis on the analysis of the Physical Education core scenario. This strategy of interprofessional education and collaborative practice works in two pedagogical moments, concentration and dispersion, which enable the student to understand the collaborative work process from the perspective of comprehensiveness and care in network health care. During concentration, health students from the first period recognize the possibilities of their core acting in articulation with others and have contact with concepts of collective health. During dispersion, students build and perform interprofessional actions, in an educational institution linked to the family health strategy, and body practices are commonplace strategies. We noticed that there is a change in attitude about the possibility of acting in the Brazilian National Health System (SUS); however, the contents of collective health, including interprofessionality and collaborative practices, must permeate the entire training path in Physical Education, providing the qualification for comprehensiveness of care in SUS.
Objetivo: identificar as contribuições do Programa de Educação Tutorial na vida acadêmica e profissional segundo egressos da graduação em Enfermagem. Método: Pesquisa descritiva exploratória de abordagem qualitativa com 11 egressos de um grupo PET Enfermagem de uma universidade pública do Centro-Oeste brasileiro. Os dados foram coletados entre novembro de 2018 e abril de 2019, utilizando-se da entrevista semiestruturada e analisados à luz da modalidade temática da análise de conteúdo. Resultados: a análise dos dados resultou nas seguintes categorias habilidades pessoais e interpessoais, formação profissional e formação cidadã. Entre as habilidades e potencialidades desenvolvidas pelos egressos estão em destaque a comunicação, trabalho em equipe, liderança, construção de currículo promissor e o exercício da cidadania. Conclusão: o Programa de Educação Tutorial, por meio de atividades de ensino, pesquisa e extensão, tem favorecido o desenvolvimento de habilidades e competências imprescindíveis para a atuação do enfermeiro no mercado de trabalho atual. Objective: to identify the contributions of the Tutorial Education Program to academic and professional life according to alumni of the undergraduate course in Nursing. Method: exploratory-descriptive qualitative study with 11 alumni of a Nursing TEP group from a public university in the Brazilian Central-West. The data were collected between November 2018 and April 2019, using a semi-structured interview analyzed according to thematic content analysis. Results: data analysis resulted in the following categories - personal and interpersonal skills, professional formation, and formation for citizenship. Among the strengths and skills developed by the graduates, communication, teamwork, leadership, constructing a promising curriculum, and the exercise of citizenship stand out. Conclusion: through education, research, and extension programs, the Tutorial Education Program favored the development of indispensable skills and competencies for nursing practice in the current job market.
O impacto das Diretrizes Curriculares Nacionais nos cursos de graduação em Odontologia do estado do Rio de Janeiro
O objetivo do presente trabalho foi investigar o impacto das Diretrizes Curriculares Nacionais (DCN) de 2002 para os cursos de graduação em Odontologia do estado do Rio de Janeiro avaliando a percepção dos egressos e dos docentes em relação ao perfil profissional do cirurgião-dentista proposto pelas DCN e intercessão com o Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS), considerando a integração ensino-serviço e as experiências na rede SUS, bem como, avaliando a orientação do cuidado em saúde no curso, a abordagem pedagógica do curso, a adequação dos projetos pedagógicos das Instituições de Ensino Superior com as DCN e a prática interprofissional no curso. A avaliação do impacto abordou quatro dimensões: Perfil do Egresso, Orientação do Cuidado em Saúde, Integração Ensino-serviço, e Abordagem Pedagógica, propostas por matriz de critérios e questionário semiestruturado validados no Brasil. Foi realizado um estudo observacional descritivo analítico, multimetodológico, executado em quatro fases. Fase 1, questionário online para avaliar a percepção de egressos com até dois anos de formados em cursos de graduação em Odontologia de quatro instituições previamente sorteadas. Fase 2, questionários online para avaliar a percepção de docentes e coordenadores dos cursos de Odontologia do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Nas fases 1 e 2 foram utilizados questionários enviados por e-mail e redes sociais. A abordagem envolveu análise de quantitativa para variáveis previamente estipuladas no questionário. Fase 3 foi realizada análise de conteúdo documental utilizando uma matriz de critérios para avaliação quantitativa dos Projetos Pedagógicos de Curso (PPC) de graduação em Odontologia do estado, obtidos através das coordenações ou encontrados nos sítios eletrônicos de cada instituição. E na Fase 4 foi utilizada a metodologia de grupos focais, tendo como público-alvo professores de três cursos da área da saúde (Medicina, Odontologia e Enfermagem) de uma mesma instituição pública. Os resultados demonstraram que na Fase 1 participaram do estudo 121 egressos de quatro instituições, sendo uma pública sem alteração formal do currículo após as DCN, uma pública com alteração do currículo e duas privadas com alteração do currículo. Uma das instituições privadasfoi excluída devido à baixa taxa de respostas. Na Fase 2, participaram 103 docentes e coordenadores/diretores de curso. Foi possível observar que egressos e docentes tiveram uma percepção positiva em relação às atividades propostas pelos cursos para a formação profissional seguindo às resoluções das DCN. Entretanto, foi demonstrado que existe pouca oferta de conteúdo/atividades em gestão de serviços, trabalho em equipes de saúde, trabalho em equipes multiprofissionais e deficiência de vivência no SUS. Na Fase 3, oito PPC foram analisados, e apresentaram adequação de seus textos com as resoluções propostas nas DCN, porém por vezes não houve explicação no PPC como as atividades eram desenvolvidas nos cursos. Na Fase 4, foram realizados 4 grupos focais on-line por Web conferência, com a participação de dez docentes de três cursos da área da saúde de uma instituição pública de ensino. A educação interprofissional foi identificada em iniciativas individuais de grupos ou de professores na Instituição avaliada, não sendo ainda uma diretriz institucional plenamente cumprida. Considerando as limitações do estudo, é possível observar que as DCN têm impacto positivo nos cursos de graduação em Odontologia avaliados, apesar de ainda haver a necessidade de melhorias em alguns pontos acima mencionados The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of the 2002 National Curriculum Guidelines (DCN) for undergraduate courses in Dentistry in the state of Rio de Janeiro, evaluating the perception of graduates and professors in relation to the professional profile of dentists proposed by the DCN and intercession with the Unified Health System (SUS), considering the teachingservice integration and experiences in the SUS network, as well as evaluating the orientation of health care in the course, the pedagogical approach of the course, the adequacy of the pedagogical projects of the High Education Institution with the DCN and the interprofessional practice in the course. The impact assessment addressed four dimensions: Graduate Profile, Health Care Guidance, Teaching-service integration, and Pedagogical approach, proposed by a matrix of criteria and a semi-structured questionnaire validated in Brazil. A descriptive, analytical, multimethodological observational study was carried out in four phases. Phase 1, online questionnaire to assess the perception of graduates with up to 2 years of graduates in undergraduate courses in Dentistry from 4 previously drawn institutions. Phase 2, online questionnaires to assess the perception of teachers and coordinators of Dentistry courses in the State of Rio de Janeiro. In phases 1 and 2, questionnaires sent by email and social networks were used. The approach involved quantitative analysis for variables previously stipulated in the questionnaire. In Phase 3, document content analysis was carried out using a matrix of criteria for quantitative evaluation of Pedagogical Course Projects (PPC) for undergraduate Dentistry in the state, obtained through the coordination or found on the websites of each institution. And in Phase 4, the methodology of focus groups was used, with the target audience of professors from three courses in the health area (Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing) from the same public institution. The results showed that in Phase 1, 121 graduates from four institutions participated in the study, one public with no formal curriculum change after the DCN, one public with curriculum change and two privates with curriculum change. One of the private institutions was excluded due to the low response rate. In Phase 2, 103 teachers and course coordinators/directors participated. It was possible to observe that graduates and teachers had a positive perception in relation to the activities proposed by the courses for professional training, following the resolutions of the DCN. However, it has been shown that there is little offer of content/activities in service management, work in health teams, work in multidisciplinary teams and lack of experience in the SUS. In Phase 3, eight PPC were analyzed, and their texts were adapted to the resolutions proposed in the DCN, but sometimes there was no explanation in the PPC as the activities were developed in the courses. In Phase 4, four online focus groups were carried out via Web conference, with the participation of ten professors from three courses in the health area of a public educational institution. Interprofessional education was identified in individual initiatives by groups or by teachers in the assessed Institution, and it is not yet an institutional guideline fully complied with. Considering the limitations of the study, it is possible to observe that the DCN have a positive impact on the evaluated Dentistry undergraduate courses, although there is still a need for improvements in some points mentioned above.