Interprofessional Competence Course

CHP 415-515: Foundations of Interprofessional Practice

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 Interprofessional Competence Course (IPC) has grown into a required course for all first-year health profession students.

This course promotes the development of essential skills and attitudes needed in order to function effectively in an interprofessional healthcare community. Throughout the course, professional first-year students will attend classes and work on an experiential group activity to increase their knowledge in the four core competencies of IP work as outlined by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC).

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

Cohort & Date Class Time

Cohorts 1-5

Oc.t 3, 2018
Oct. 10, 2018
Oct. 17, 2018
Oct. 24, 2018

Four consecutive Wednesdays

12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Cohorts 6-10

Oct. 31, 2018
Nov. 7, 2018
Nov. 14, 2018
Nov. 28, 2018

Four consecutive Wednesdays

12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Cohort 11

Sept. 14, 2018
Sept. 28, 2018
Oct. 19, 2018
Nov. 2, 2018

Four classes scheduled for Friday afternoon

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Cohort 12

Oct. 31, 2018
Nov. 7, 2018
Nov. 14, 2018
Nov. 28, 2018

Forest Grove Campus 

Four consecutive Wednesdays

12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.