IPE Curriculum

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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.

Watch an IPE Code Simulation with TCU Nursing and UNTHSC DO students with Chaplains and Pharmacists

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:

Interprofessional Values/Ethics

Roles/Responsibilities

Interprofessional Communication

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