The King’s College London Centre for Team Based Practice & Learning in Health Care is an initiative with the aim to develop, coordinate and expand interprofessional, team-based practice and learning opportunities for clinicans and for students pursuing health professional studies at the College.
The Centre brings together academics with expertise in interprofessionalism and team-based practice and learning in health care, and with commitment to and enthusiasm for ensuring that King’s students and staff partake in collaborative learning and research opportunities.
Its mission is to:
- Develop and continually improve agreed learning outcomes in support of team-based practice across the full-range of healthcare settings for the benefit of patients
- Coordinate and deliver high quality inter- and trans-professional education
- Pilot and evaluate innovative approaches to team-based practice and learning
- Provide internal and external faculty development
- Disseminate evidence-based practice and high quality educational research
Interprofessional, team-based practice and learning foreground processes that draw attention to and enhance skills in communication and collaboration. Acting as a team member requires clinicians and students to acquire an interprofessional stance.
Interprofessionalism has three dimensions. The first is clinical-technical content knowledge and experience. The second is interpersonal regard and emotional-affective intelligence. The third is organisational insight and strategic-tactical foresight. At King’s, all interprofessional learning and clinical simulation account for these three dimensions. ‘Interprofessionalism’ is achieved when one is able to contribute their unique clinical skills to patients’ care by integrating their contribution with the those of others, including those of patients and families.