Practice-based learning and the impacts of COVID-19: doing it for real?

Maggie Hutchings*, Nichola McLarnon, Jamie McDermott, Amanda Watson, Alison Power, Elizabeth Anderson, Melissa Owens

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This is the fifth article in a series exploring interprofessional education during the COVID-19 pandemic. This article focuses on the experiences and adaptations employed in relation to practicebased learning and placement provision. Forming an integral part of many professional programmes, changes in provision and approaches to practice-based learning and placements will be explored, drawing
on theory and findings from existing literature and illustrated with case study reports. Opportunities for innovation, the challenges for incorporating interprofessional practice learning and evidenceinformed guidance for future practice will be considered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-344
Number of pages12
JournalBritish Journal of Midwifery
Issue number6
Early online date2 Jun 2022
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2022


  • Practice-based learning
  • Student placements
  • Simulation
  • Interprofessional education
  • COVID-19
  • Online learning
  • Emergency remote teaching
  • Interprofessional practice learning
  • Maternity and Midwifery


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