https://healthsciences.creighton.edu/interprofessional

Interprofessional education is defined as “when students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes” (WHO, 2010).

Collaboration among health care professionals is key to delivering better care to improve the patient experience. The Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (CIPER) is the catalyst for interprofessional education and practice for Creighton University and CHI Health, our primary academic health partner. CIPER is part of the Nexus Innovations Network supported by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education.

This innovative enterprise, one of the first in the nation, ensures students in Creighton’s health sciences programs receive an interprofessional education that prepares them to collaborate and share knowledge with other health care professionals in their future careers.The Interprofessional Education Passport consists of student learning activities focused on meeting the core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice and each profession’s interprofessional education accreditation requirements.

As a Creighton health sciences student, you must complete three IPE Passport activities to graduate. Prior to enrollment in the IPE Passport, you must successfully complete IPE 400 Introduction to Collaborative Care. In order for an activity to be approved as part of the IPE Passport, it must meet certain criteria and be approved by the IPE Curriculum Committee.

Courses

IPE 400. Introduction to Collaborative Care. 0-0.5 credits.

This course is an introduction to the concepts of interprofessional collaborative practice preparing students across the health sciences to engage in interprofessional education and practice activities during their tenure at Creighton and beyond. In this course health sciences students will gain knowledge in the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, versed in the basics of team work in the context of health care and begin to develop skills in team-based clinical reasoning.

IPE 410. Interprofessional Foundations in Patient Safety. 2-4 credits.

This course is designed to educate health professions students about the fundamental core knowledge of patient safety. Faculties representing various disciplines teach the content from a patient-centered focus within an inter-professional framework. Concepts of safe systems will serve as an over arching principle to patient safety. By engaging in a series of modules complimented by case-based exercises, participants will learn the scope of the problem of patient safety, and acquire the skills to foster a culture of continuous learning and incorporation of patient safety best practices and improvements in their own individual professional practices.

IPE 412. Cultural Immersion and Experiential Learning in China. 2-3 credits.

The focus of this course is to increase participants' cultural competency and facilitate their leadership development for societal and global concerns through interprofessional experiential learning in China. Participants will engage in a series of seminars centered on preparation for successful experiential learning in China prior to a week-long international experience. Through immersion and engagement in various professional activities such as observation, advocacy for evidence-based rehabilitation practice and consultation, participants are expected to enhance cultural competency and foster leadership skills for international health concerns. Such an experiential learning immersion will prepare participants to provide culturally sensitive care and assume leadership roles at the international level. A professional dissemination of the experiential learning experience is expected at the end of the course. P: IC.

IPE 413. Developing Care for a Vulnerable Population:An Interprofessional Collaborative Approach-Hlth Promotn. 1 credit.

This course will provide students an opportunity to collaborate to address community identified health needs in partnership with a community partner. The focus of the course is to implement interprofessional collaborative care to address health status of a population in a community setting. P: Nursing - enrollment in graduate nursing; Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Pharmacy - successful completion of second year of professional curriculum.

IPE 512. Cultural Immersion and Experiential Learning in China. 3 credits.

The focus of this course is to increase participants' cultural awareness and sensitivity with an introduction to cultural competence and facilitate their leadership development for societal and global concerns through interprofessional experiential learning in China. Participants will engage in a series of seminars centered on preparation for successful experiential learning in China prior to a week-long international experience. Through immersion and engagement in various professional activities such as observation, advocacy for evidence-based rehabilitation practice and consultation, participants are expected to enhance cultural awareness and introduction to cultural sensitivity and foster leadership skills for international health concerns. Such an experiential learning immersion will assist participants to provide culturally sensitive care and assume leadership roles at the international level. A professional dissemination of the experiential learning experience is expected at the end of the course.