[56] Meeting the challenges and reaping the benefits of tripartite support for students under-taking the Community Health Studies programmes.


Meeting the challenges and reaping the benefits of tripartite support for students under-taking the Community Health Studies programmes.

 Author (s)

Amanda Thomas Lecturer
College of Human and Health Sciences
Nia Griffin


Student expectation is rising with regard to the quality and support provided by their institution and supporting health board.

This poster will explore and share our experiences of the importance of a tripartite approach to support student learning undertaking community health studies programmes, acknowledged by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and Welsh Government. It will recognise the developmental frameworks and continuum identified by the NMC (2008a).

This collaborative approach facilitates good quality structured support for students, involving personal academic mentors and practice teachers.

Our philosophy involves a collaborative approach through constructive learning including an andragogic approach, which will need to be agreed and constructively aligned by the tripartite group to meet the shared learning outcomes.

The tripartite approach for specialist practitioners will be clarified using a PESTLE analysis to identify the challenges and benefits of this approach in order to improve the student experience, building on existing knowledge, competence and expertise however acknowledging their existing level of clinical competence.

Blooms taxonomy framework unpins the entire education experience. This addresses cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills, along with the need for all tripartite members to have a shared understanding of the expectations of the programmes and be familiar with the individuals learning needs.

The importance of student evaluation and feedback will be included in order to assist in meeting the challenges and benefits identified which will be demonstrated within the PESTLE framework. Such feedback helps influence, guide changes in future iterations of the programmes, and its value is disseminated to the tripartite team. It is understood that the contribution of this relationship is fundamental to the preparation of students employed within community practice and the healthcare system.

Session Outline

This will be a poster presentation and we will both be available to discuss any queries.

Key Words

Tripartite, Analysis, Challenges, Benefits, Student Experience.

Key Messages

The benefit to all participants engaging in tripartite support .

Involving students in the evaluation of tripartite support to help make positive changes to Community Health Study programmes.



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