Interprofessional Education

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7. The distinction between a group and a team may not be clear to many and for the sake of this module we consider a group to be a collection of individuals who may not yet have formed the trust, communication, sense of connection and common purpose, and ways of working together that we are attributing to a team. This is a distinction that has been slightly exaggerated to make it clear; many definitions of groups acknowledge the bonds that bring a group together in the first place. At the beginning of an IPE experience the individuals gathered will be a group and with attention, effort and assistance will become a team.