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 (https://ipecollaborative.org/). 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:
CHP 450-550: Foundations for Interprofessional Practice, Equity, and Inclusion (Foundations course)
All cohorts will be online, combination of asynchronous* and synchronous*^ learning
8 classes scheduled for consecutive Wednesdays
FG sections 11-13
Optometry, Public Health and Social Work, CSD, music therapy and others from the FG campus
*course will be delivered Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:30 p.m.