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An Interprofessional Substance Use Disorder Course to Improve Students’ Educational Outcomes and Patients’ Treatment Decisions

Subjects: Education, Research, Policy Type: Evidence Based Curricula, Journal Articles, Implementation Guides, Reports, Tools, Websites Tags: Substance Use Disorder, Graduate Medical Education, Medical Education, Data Sets, Evaluation, Outcomes, Public Health, Evidence Based Curricula, Competencies, Levels Of Integration, Framework

Substance use is a public health concern. Health professions organizations recommend improvements in substance use disorder (SUD) education. Mezirow’s Transformative Learning Theory was used as the educational framework to develop a course that would provide students with opportunities to improve their understanding of SUDs; to assess, challenge, and reflect on their attitudes toward patients with SUDs; to receive direct observation, assessment, and feedback on behavior change counseling; and to engage in interprofessional education.

The study’s purpose was to evaluate the impact of an interprofessional SUD course on students’ educational outcomes and their attitudes toward interprofessionalism.