This article describes team-based pedagogical strategies for a hybrid, four-credit research methods course with students from nursing, exercise, and nutrition science. The research problem of concussion in football, a socially relevant and controversial topic, was used to explore interprofessional perspectives and develop shared problem solving. The course was designed using permanent teams, readiness assurance, application exercises, and peer evaluation to facilitate student achievement of competencies related to interprofessional collaboration and research application. Feedback from students, faculty, and the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale was used to evaluate the learning innovation.
About the Authors Vicki Schug, PhD, RN, CNE, is a professor, Department of Nursing, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota. Patricia Finch-Guthrie, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor and director, Department of Interprofessional Education, Practice, and Research, St. Catherine University. Janet Benz, DNP, RN, FCN, is an assistant professor, Department of Interprofessional Education, Practice, and Research, St. Catherine University. For more information, contact Dr. Schug at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The author declares no conflict of interest.