The course aims to foster the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors that facilitate effective interprofessional (IP) collaborative practice among health care providers. Through interactive learning, students will explore ways in which their professions can work together in order to optimize patient’s care respecting each other’s roles and responsibilities. The course employs a variety of interactive methods and technologies. This course provides students with the fundamental IP competencies, which are necessary for a coordinated and safe IP collaboration that decreases medical errors, and improves patient’s safety, and outcomes regardless of their practice environment and professional discipline. The course employs a variety of interactive learning methods and technologies including simulation. The content addresses the errors in health care settings, case studies about patients with acute and/or chronic illnesses, as well as IP core competencies including understanding roles and responsibilities for self and others, IP conflict management, IP communication, IP collaborative leadership, team functioning, and collaborative patient-centered approach.
Prerequisites: : CARD 205, GITN 206,RENR 208, RESP 207.