Foundations for Interprofessional Practice Course

CHP 450-550 Foundations for Interprofessional Practice, Equity, and Inclusion

The first Interprofessional Course was established at Pacific University in 2009.  During the strategic planning process, the college integrated strategic goals for interprofessional practice, education and research that also leveraged existing interprofessional initiatives with other programs and colleges across the university. Today, the course has grown into the required foundational program for all health professions students.

Foundations for Interprofessional Practice, Equity, and Inclusion promotes the development of skills and attitudes needed to function effectively in an interprofessional healthcare community.  Students will work on experiential group activities to increase their knowledge in the four core competencies of interprofessional work as outlined by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC). Competencies include:  interprofessional communication, team dynamics and professionalism, roles and responsibilities, and values and ethics for interprofessional practice ( Students will incorporate understanding of the fundamentals of diversity, equity, and inclusion as they can be enacted within those competencies.  The course includes strategies for respectful and effective team building in a multicultural and interprofessional environment.

Students will be randomly placed into one of thirteen cohorts throughout the Spring semester. The schedule is as follows:

CHP450/550 2024 Proposed Course Revision Outline

The course will run on the following Wednesdays 12:15pm-1:45pm (yellow dates are asynchronous) 

2024 FIP Course Schedule

FG Section 11: Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 21, Feb 28, Mar 6, Mar 13