Interprofessional Education and Practice

Translational Research Interprofessional Education Team Activity

Translational research bridges the gap between basic science and clinical practice. This workshop brings together basic science researchers and healthcare professionals to collaborate on a clinically relevant topic in need of basic science research.

This activity relies on groups of students from multiple science disciplines to achieve the following 3 core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice:

  1. Roles/responsibilities—Student teams will discuss their current understanding of the role science researchers and healthcare professionals play in improving care— focusing on contributions of clinical and basic science knowledge to identify problems and devise solutions.
  2. Interprofessional communication—With the assistance of a facilitator, team members will be guided through introductions, questions, and problem-solving as a method they can utilize in the future.
  3. Teams and teamwork— Student teams comprised of healthcare professionals and scientists will use information from a hypothetical scenario and a recent research study to complete a (1) team-based learning activity , (2) discuss directions for future study and (3) design a study to address the unknown related to the topic.

Participants are from the following schools and departments:

  • UNTHSC at Fort Worth
    • School of Biomedical Science
    • Interprofessional Education and Practice
  • TCU College of Science and Engineering
    • Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • TCU Harris College
    • School of Nurse Anesthesia


Sep 15 2023


12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Dee J. Kelly Alumni and Visitors Center


UNTHSC School of Biomedical Science and TCU Harris College School of Nurse Anesthesia