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Welcome to College of Health Sciences Interprofessional Education

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    Student Debriefing

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    Simulation Learning Activity

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    Client Education Simulation

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    IPE Research Conference

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    Patient Education Simulation

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    Standardized Patient

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    Simulation Learning Activity

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    Simulation Learning Activity

To effectively address the changing landscape of health care in the health care reform environment, the College of Health Sciences faculty and community stakeholders are dedicated to educate students with an interprofessional education (IPE) orientation, which requires faculty and students to teach and learn through integrated teams, as part of the college’s 2012 strategic plan.

College of Health Sciences Vision for Interprofessional Education

Understand issues, address problems and create new solutions that extend beyond the scope of a single profession through education, service, scholarship, and policy.

Interprofessional Education (IPE) Definitions

“Interprofessional education involves educators and learners from 2 or more health professions and their foundational disciplines who jointly create and foster a collaborative learning environment. The goal of these efforts is to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes that result in interprofessional team behaviors and competence.  Ideally, interprofessional education is incorporated throughout the entire curriculum in a vertically and horizontally integrated fashion.”

Institute of Medicine

“When students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.”

World Health Organization