TVEPS - Senter for tverrprofesjonell samarbeidslæring


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The mission of the TVEPS Research Subgroup is to elucidate the training activity in TVEPS as an intrinsic part of TVEPS’s evaluation system


In TVEPS, we perform research on interprofessional collaboration both in a pedagogical perspective investigating learning outcomes for students and health personnel, and in a public health perspective investigating the potential value of interprofessional collaboration in the health and social care services for patients and society. Results are regularly presented nationally and internationally at relevant congresses on education and pedagogy.

Research projects: 

The use of ICCAS as an evaluation tool: a research project where different courses within interprofessional education in Norway collect data on students' learning outcomes through the internationally acknowledged questionnaire tool Interprofessional Collaborative Competency Attainment Survey (ICCAS). In addition to data from TVEPS, this research project also includes data from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Arctic University of Norway, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, University of Oslo, University of Stavanger, Stavanger University Hospital, and Oslo Metropolitan University. 

Publications from TVEPS:

  • Lunde, Lene; Baerheim, Anders; Johannessen, Ane; Aase, Ingunn; Almendingen, Kari; Andersen, Irene Aasen; Bengtsson, Rutt Venke; Brenna, Sissel Johansson; Hauksdottir, Nanna; Steinsbekk, Aslak; Rosvold, Elin Olaug. (2020). Evidence of validity for the Norwegian version of the interprofessional collaborative competency attainment survey (ICCAS). Journal of Interprofessional Care. 1-8.
  • Johannessen, Ane. (2019). Tverrprofesjonell samarbeidslæring - TVEPS-praksis. 375-383. In: Eldreboken: Diagnoser og behandling. Fagbokforlaget.
  • Brenna, Sissel Johansson; Baerheim, Anders; Grimeland, Tiril; Kjome, Reidun Lisbet Skeide; Johannessen, Ane. (2018). Betydningen av å utvikle tverrprofesjonell samarbeidskompetanse: Efaringer fra TVEPS som arena for tverrprofesjonell utdanning . Omsorg: Nordisk tidsskrift for Palliativ Medisin. 20-25.







Available data and outcomes are used for quality improvement and are written up for publishing in international peer reviewed journals. One main research theme has been to elucidate aspects of the students’ self-reported learning, using both qualitative and quantitative methods. The Subgroup for research will also elucidate aspects of the students’ learning while participating in our training, and one project aims on developing an instrument for assessing students’ learning in interdisciplinary teams, based partly on the students’ self reflections on learning.  

The group wishes to encourage student research and has recruited two medical students as part of the research team. Two pharmacy students have presented TVEPS at a national pharmacy conference.