In order to fulfil our objectives, the University looks to harness four domains of activity within IPE:
Placement - by sending student out into "real life" scenarios within the workplace, IPE becomes contextualised and the importance of its incorporation into all aspects of working life becomes evident. Here at the University, the students carry out X amount of work placements for varying lengths of time. Time in areas of differing professions? *More info re: what happens during placement?
Campus - Embedding IPE throughout student life on campus is vital in order to appropriately shape the future of the Health and Social Care profession. Whilst on campus, we hold regular sessions in which students from differing professions can collaborate on different projects including real life role play sessions. Here students will be faced with a mission in which only a collective team effort will form a resolution. These tasks are designed to be as realistic as possible in order to really emphasise the importance and effectiveness of a multi-disciplinary team.
Online - Lincoln Values Exchange, Action Learning sets... asynchronous discussions between students of differing disciplines. Lincoln Values Exchange is a new communication tool that we have introduced in order to allow groups of students from differing professions to think through and discuss any health and social care issue in depth through and online medium. Through this means of communications, each profession can understand one another more effectively and current issues can be discussed extensively. Here at Lincoln, we encourage hand on experience wherever possible - from work placements to role play, we have an active network of associates that allow us to facilitate these activities. However we do also acknowledge that sometimes gathering learners for these set meetings and activities just isn't feasible and therefore, alongside the Lincoln Values Exchange, we have begun to develop another communication tool - online action learning.
Research and Evaluation - Research projects, synoptic evaluation - making links between two areas of study