Jul 12, 2024  
Catalog/Bulletin 2022-2023 
Catalog/Bulletin 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[2-30 Credits]
This course provides the opportunity for students in each of the schools of the LSUHSC to learn with and from each other in a team-based learning environment focused on patient care. This interprofessional education (IPE)-based course is fundamentally structured with the goals of learned respect between and among the health care professional students and, ultimately, improved patient care. Students will be introduced to concepts of interprofessional education and practice as prescribed by the Institute of Medicine and the Interprofessional Educational Collaborative. The course consists of lectures, case discussions, and student team collaboration through case presentations. Session topics address core interprofessional practice competencies including: values and ethics, scope of practice, professional roles and responsibilities, interprofessional communication and effective team dynamics. In addition, current issues in healthcare and the value of the interprofessional practice community will be discussed. Students will participate, as members of a health care team, in a variety of patient-centered case reviews focused on the child, adult and geriatric populations. The culmination of the course will be IPE rounds presentations of each student team case assessment given by each student team to a larger audience of health care professionals. The course is a Pass/Fail course and permission of the course director is required for enrollment. Permission of the Dean required to register for Interprofessional Practice I.