School for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (IPE)

Course Objectives

Many of the learning objectives for our course are derived directly from the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (Interprofessional Education Collaborative Expert Panel, 2011) as indicated by the identifiers in parentheses. The 2016 IPEC update has similar competencies with a focus on population health. 2011 & 2016 IPEC Core Competencies can be found online here.  

  1. Describe interprofessional education/collaborative practice and why it is important.
  2. Communicate the roles and responsibilities of one's profession to other professionals. (RR1)
  3. Identify limitations in one's abilities and incorporate feedback from peers and faculty. (RR2)
  4. Communicate information in an organized form that is understandable, avoiding profession-specific terminology when possible. (CC2)
  5. Demonstrate the ability to listen actively to encourage ideas and opinions of other team members. (CC4)
  6. Place the interests of patients at the center of interprofessional health care delivery (VE1)
  7. Engage other health professionals as appropriate to the specific care situation in shared patient-centered problem-solving. (TT3)
  8. Recognize and demonstrate respect for the unique roles, responsibilities, and cultures of other health professions. (VE4)
  9. Assess and discuss the importance of individual and team performance for performance improvement. (TT8)
  10. Recognize & describe the impact of the healthcare team/team-based care on patient safety & patient care (RR4)
  11. Engage self and others to constructively manage disagreements about values, roles, goals, and actions that arise among healthcare professionals and with patients and families. (TT6)
  12. Recognize how one’s own uniqueness (e.g. experience, expertise, culture, power, and hierarchy) contributes to effective communication, conflict resolution, and positive interprofessional working relationships. (CC7)
  13. Describe social determinants of health (SDH) and demonstrate the ability to examine multilevel issues in the health care system that may contribute to health disparities among different populations.
  14. Demonstrate and practice as a team correct methods for obtaining patient vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, respiratory rate, height, weight, body-mass index).
  15. Conduct a patient interview in a patient-centered manner.
Last Updated: 3/11/21