Research Article
Volume 4 Issue 1 - 2022
An Interprofessional Thesis Project Taught Pedagogical Practices, Clinical Skills and Collaboration
Joona Pyykkönen1*, Lassi Mäntylä2, Tiina Jäntti2, Lasse Tervajärvi1 and Nina Hutri-Kähönen3
1Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland
2Tampere University, Finland
3Tampere University and Tampere University Hospital, Finland
*Corresponding Author: Joona Pyykkönen, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Nursing and Paramedicine, Tampere, Finland.
Received: May 19, 2021; Published: December 31, 2021


As an interprofessional thesis work for nurse-paramedic student, we wanted to explore the aspects of learning and teaching in healthcare education and to study the educational needs among our target group.

A project group was formed by three students (one nurse-paramedic and two medical) and two teachers/professionals (a clinical nurse specialist and a pediatrician). As a production, we created a training course for professional nurse-paramedics for pediatric emergencies in Tampere region, where this kind of training possibilities were not available.

Experienced nurse-paramedics (n = 11) attended the training course, which was composed around student-centered learning methods. The training course consisted of preliminary assignment and a one-day training course, including interactive mini lessons, practical training sessions and simulation training. Themes of the training scenarios were selected due to most common dispatching codes on pediatric emergencies.

We students took actively part in planning, execution and feedback gathering. We consider this kind of bachelor’s thesis rewarding because we learned about pedagogical practices, clinical skills and interprofessional collaboration. Students can do very different projects as theses and, with good orientation and guidance, they can also act as trainers for professionals together with experts.

Keywords: Health-Care Education; Interprofessional; Student-Centered Learning; Teaching; Paramedic


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Citation: Joona Pyykkönen., et al. “An Interprofessional Thesis Project Taught Pedagogical Practices, Clinical Skills and Collaboration”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 4.1 (2022): 01-08.

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