Response in the Inter-Professional Team Learning among Students in the Health Study Program

Sri Wahyuni


Faculty of Nursing, Sultan Agung Islamic University, Semarang, Central Java



Background: Health colleges are institutions that produce health workers. Health workers are formed to interact and collaborate to provide optimal service to patients. Inter­professional services can run well if the preparation of health workers is carried out from the start, during the academic education process through learning that combines between professions called inter professional education. This study aimed to evaluate the response of nursing, medical, and pharmacy students in the implementation of inter-professional education.

Subjects and Method: This was a qualitative study conducted in Sultan Agung Islamic University. A sample of 12 students was selected for this study. The data were collected using an in-depth interview and semi-structured questions. The data were analyzed by identifying themes emerging from the data (thematic analysis).

Results: Four themes emerged from this study: (1) Roles and responsibilities of the profession; (2) Team working; (3) Opening horizons to the knowledge of other professions; and (4) Increasing interaction and communication skills.

Conclusion: Four themes have been identified in the implementation of interprofessional team learning with the purpose to improve the quality of care for patients.

Keywords: response, inter professional team learning, health study program, students

Correspondence: Sri Wahyuni. Faculty of Nursing, Sultan Agung Islamic University, Semarang. Jl. Kaligawe Raya, Terboyo Kulon, Genuk, Semarang City, Central Java. Email: wahyuni­ Mobile: 082135240­746.


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