Gweru, Main Campus – Midlands State University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, in conjunction with Gweru Provincial Hospital, is hosting an Interprofessional Education Communication Skills Module Workshop from May 2nd to 3rd, 2024. The workshop aims to facilitate effective collaboration between healthcare professionals.
In her opening remarks, Acting Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Julia Mutambara, underscored the importance of interdisciplinary teams in delivering efficient and quality patient care.
Dr. Mutambara pointed out that collaborative care fosters comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning, leading to improved outcomes and patient satisfaction.
MSU Lead for Dissemination and Implementation Science and Senior Lecturer – Dr. Victor Muleya, noted that clear communication between staff reduces medical errors.
Dr. Muleya also stressed collaborative practices contribute to improved patient well-being through communication, shared decision-making and trust.
Communication Skills Lecturer Dr. Precious Dube highlighted the patient safety tool of Introduction, Situation, Background, Assessment and Recommendation (ISBAR) for standardising exchanges.
Dr. Dube urged professionals to adopt the structured ISBAR approach to prevent life-threatening miscommunications.
During the first day of the workshop, presenters engaged in a question-and-answer session with attendees.
The workshop is set to enhance collaboration through strengthened communication skills among healthcare workers at Midlands State University and Gweru Provincial Hospital.

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