The John Horder Student Award in Health 2017, UK

Publish Date: Mar 27, 2017

Deadline: May 01, 2017

This annual essay award will be offered to a student who has been involved with interprofessional learning or working, within the community.

The essay will reflect the experience and learning achieved. The award be offered jointly by The Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE) and the General Practice with Primary Heath Care Section of the RSM.


The John Horder Student Award will be in addition, but separate from, the present John Horder Award given annually to an interprofessional team from within the community demonstrating outstanding principles of collaborative working.

The award

The annual award will be offered to a pre-qualifying student from all health and social care professions who has participated in interprofessional learning and working in the community. The purpose of the award is to highlight the importance of inter-professional working and learning and raise the profile of CAIPE and the RSM amongst students from all the health and social care professions. The submission will be assessed by representatives from both organisations. Candidates should not be limited to the UK but the documentation should be completed in English. It is proposed that the award should consist of a prize of £150 (£75 annually from each organisation).


The submitting students are asked to produce an essay entitled: 'Describe and discuss an example of inter-professional working or learning with which you have participated.' There will be an overall limit of 1500 words. The 2017 award will be presented at the CAIPE biennial John Horder Lecture on 14/6/17.

Guidelines and marking criteria

Candidates will need to provide the following:

  • Description of the student's experience of interprofessional learning and collaborative working
  • Application of academic learning to the case described. References to the literature must be included.
  • Degree of reflection on the student's experience.

The closing date for applications will be 1/5/17.

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