The College of Health Professions hosts six annual Interprofessional Case Conferences in which faculty and community health professionals present case studies on current healthcare issues.
By integrating these conferences throughout the year, we give students a forum for interaction and dialogue on topics that directly affect their areas of study while learning about the perspectives of other future healthcare providers. Students also have the opportunity to engage in the practices of other university programs by using on-campus clinic services for their individual healthcare needs.
Through a series of Interprofessional Case Conferences, students will be seated in interprofessional teams to learn more about other professions while exploring a topic through the four Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) core competencies (pdf):
- Values & Ethics: Work with others to maintain climate of mutual respect and values
- Roles & Responsibilities: Using knowledge of one's roles and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address patient needs
- Interprofessional Communication: Communicate with all stakeholders (patients, communities, other health professionals) in a responsive and responsible manner supporting interprofessional approach
- Teams & Teamwork: Apply relationship-building values and principles to team dynamics to plan and deliver safe, efficient care
(Adapted from Interprofessional Education Collaborative Expert Panel. (2011). Core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice: Report of an expert panel. Washington, D.C.: Interprofessional Education Collaborative)