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Interprofessional Education and Research

Interprofessional education on the WSU Health Sciences campus engages faculty and students from universities on campus and from their 12 different health professions programs, as well as their community practitioner partners.

The students may come together in elective courses, small group workshops, service learning programs, group simulations and clinical experiences.

IPE Scheduled Offerings for Fall 2017

Sept. 11 or Sept. 19: Death Over Dinner, faculty and student discussion over dinner about a team-based approach to end of life care. Read more.

Sept. 15 or Sept. 18: Speed Dating. Students from different programs are paired up to discuss their programs and then rotated to another partner every 10 minutes. Read more.

Sept. 20: Panel presentation, How to be Better Neighbors to Our Homeless Brothers and Sisters, 6-8 p.m. Read more.

Sept. 25-Nov. 6: Health Equity and Community Organizing, NURS498, Classes every Monday evening. 1 credit elective. Read more.

Sept. 29: Collaborative Care: A team approach to caring for overweight and obese patients. Read more.

Oct. 6: Humanities in Healthcare: film “Gleason” followed by discussion of team-based care for patients with ALS. Read more.

Oct.13: Patient Safety: Error disclosure and systematic analysis of an adverse event. Read more.

Nov. 13: Casualty First Responder Simulation. Read more.


Interprofessional mandated for accreditation

Recognizing that no single health care discipline has the capability to deliver optimal care for all health issues, integration of IPE into the curricula is now mandated for accreditation in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and many allied health programs.

Interprofessional Education (IPE) is generally accepted to mean “occasions when students from two or more professions learn with, from, and about each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.”