UNTHSC IPE Philosophy
Effective collaboration among health professions’ teams is a factor in improving patient safety, the overall patient experience, and the health of the nation. Therefore, we believe that IPE/P is an essential component to the education and training of today’s health and healthcare professions students. IPE/P is a partnership among the UNTHSC colleges and schools working with the practice community and collaborating universities, which enhances the student and graduate’s experience.
IPE/P Guiding Principles
- IPE/P should be integrated into each college/school’s curriculum, begin with the initial year of a student’s healthcare education and be reinforced across all years of education and training.
- IPE/P experiences must be leveled appropriately based on student and program readiness.
- The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) IPE Core Competency Domains represent a common framework through which collaborative practice competencies can be addressed across health professions:
Teams and Teamwork
- IPE/P faculty development and collaborative practice continuing education for the practice community are vital to creating a culture of IPE/P.
- IPE/P outcomes must be assessed for program effectiveness and program refinement must be ongoing.
Student Activities are Leveled at Initial, Intermediate, & Advanced
Initial Level IPE student team experiences
- UNTHSC 1st year students
- Entry level IPE student activities
- Acquisition of declarative knowledge around IPE core competencies
- KNOWS level of G. E Miller’s Competency Model
- Students have an opportunity to learn about the health care professions and how various professions may work together in the care of a patient or population
Intermediate Level IPE student team experiences
- UNTHSC 2nd year students
- Application of declarative and procedural knowledge around IPE core competencies to specific patient care scenarios and contexts.
- KNOWS HOW and SHOWS levels of G. E. Miller’s Competency Model
Advanced Level IPE student team experiences
- UNTHSC 3rd year students through Residency
- Demonstration of procedural knowledge around IPE core competencies to specific patient care situations and contexts.
- SHOWS and DOES levels of G. E. Miller’s Competency Model
This page was last modified on July 28, 2015