2020-2021 Curriculum

Curriculum Highlights

  • 2-Year transformative curriculum targeting early-career learners
  • Course credit is built within individual degree requirements or approved courses
  • Minimum core experiences that can be easily supplemented by departmental coursework
  • Competency driven objectives premised in interprofessional methodology and the IPEC Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
  • Online, live, simulation and clinical learning experiences
  • Foundation to develop and expand offerings in the future

Awareness/Exposure

IPE 1: Introduction to Interprofessional Education

Prerequisites: Enrollment by College/Department

Coursework hosted by the Interprofessional Educators and Practitioners Association.

Description: A series of two, first-year independent didactic courses introducing the IPEC Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice using online modules and group discussions regarding case studies.  Must be completed as prerequisite to All Professions Day 1.  IPE Core Course.

Course Component: Lecture

Delivery method: Online, 4 clock hrs.

IPE 2: Campus Unity Day(s)

Prerequisites: Self-Registration                                                                                                

Proposal from Interdisciplinary Student Council in collaboration with OUHSC Office of Student Affairs.

Description: A first-week/orientation “Open House” tour of campus, spaces, labs, etc.  Interactive activities to engage other professions to learn more about other colleges/students at HSC.  Unity Track.

Course Component: Peer Discussion Groups

Delivery method: Online, 2 clock hrs.

IPE 3: All Professions Day 1

Prerequisites: IPE 1, or permission of instructor       

Coursework hosted by the Interprofessional Educators and Practitioners Association.                                                                  

Description: A series of two interprofessional training sessions will engage students in education related to the IPEC competencies of: roles and responsibilities, and communication.   Students will be assigned to an interprofessional student team and will participate in a variety of learning activities under the guidance of a trained faculty facilitator.  IPE Core Course.

Course Component: Lecture

Delivery method: Online, 2 clock hrs.

IPE 4: All Professions Day 2

Prerequisites: IPE 1, IPE 3, or permission of instructor   

Coursework hosted by the Interprofessional Educators and Practitioners Association.                                                            

Description: A series of two interprofessional training sessions will engage students in education related to the IPEC competencies of: teams and teamwork, and values and ethics.  Students will be assigned to an interprofessional student team and will participate in a variety of learning activities under the guidance of a trained faculty facilitator.  IPE Core Course.

Course Component: Lecture

Delivery method: Online, 2 clock hrs.

IPE 5: Unity in Health Symposium

Prerequisites: Self-Registration                                                                                                  

Student-led initiative hosted by HSC Student Affairs.

Description: Moderated panel featuring the experiences of students from each college. Engages students in introductory-level conversations exploring the various communities represented in the student population. Compliments APD programming by expanding on the roles of different communities in team composition, respect for others. May include supplementary student-led conversation groups following the event. Unity Track.

Course Component: Peer Discussion Groups

Delivery method: Online, 2 clock hrs.

IPE 6: OUHSC Student Training Preparing for COVID-19 Volunteer Activities

Prerequisites: IPE 3, IPE 4, or Self-Registration  

Coursework hosted by the Interprofessional Educators and Practitioners Association.                                                                      

Description: This online, asynchronous training is intended to provide baseline knowledge for the OUHSC student community regarding COVID-19, the role of health professionals and students regarding responses to viral outbreaks.

Course Component: Lecture

Delivery method: Online, 1 clock hr.

IPE 7: Introduction to Team-Based Telehealth

Prerequisites: IPE 1, IPE 3, IPE 4, or permission of instructor     

Coursework hosted by the Interprofessional Educators and Practitioners Association.                                  

Description: An online didactic course intended for asynchronous training to provide baseline knowledge regarding best practices of participating in team-based telehealth delivery of care. Course must be successfully completed prior to enrollment in virtual telehealth simulations or telehealth clinical experiences. Telehealth track.

Course Component: Lecture

Delivery method: Online, 2 clock hrs.

IPE 8: Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Trainings

Prerequisites: IPE 2, IPE 3, IPE 4, IPE 5, or permission of instructor                                          

Coursework hosted by Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Description: Provide additional depth to topics introduced at Unity in Health by utilizing content delivered to the campus community.  Content will include a menu of options offered each semester including Unlearning Bias and Diversity Ally series.  Students may select trainings attended.  May require a minimum number prior to enrollment in related simulation or clinical activity.  Unity track.

Course Component: Lecture

Delivery method: Online, clock hrs. TBD

Service Learning

IPE 9: Big Event

Prerequisites: IPE 2, IPE 3, IPE 4, IPE 5, IPE 6, or permission of instructor                        

Student-led event hosted by HSC Student Affairs.  

Description: Experiential learning with focus on community as team-member.  Hands-on service learning with community agencies.  Will provide an opportunity for interprofessional student teams to engage in non-health team-building while still engaging with the community. Unity track.

Course Component: Service Learning

Delivery method: In Person, 2 clock hrs.

Practice

IPE 10: Interprofessional Simulation Experience

Prerequisites: IPE 1, 2, 3, 4                                                                                                                              

Coursework hosted by the Interprofessional Educators and Practitioners Association. 

Description: As part of the core experience, learners will complete a series of two simulation courses providing hands-on, interprofessional team experience in a simulated environment to foster academic investigation of interprofessional issues.  Participants will complete a recorded simulation using a standardized patient, followed by a self-reflective paper. Case study topic may vary by semester and section number.  The course will begin in the fall and complete in the spring semesters.  Course may be repeated.   IPE Core Course.

Course Components:  Didactic and Laboratory/Simulation

Delivery method: Varies, 4 clock hrs. each, 8 total

IPE 11: Community-Informed Simulations

Prerequisites: IPE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8      

Coursework hosted by the Interprofessional Educators and Practitioners Association in collaboration with the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.                                                                                                                             

Description: Under development with collaboration from the Office of Interdisciplinary Program, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, OUHSC students, and community partners. Community as team-member.  Hands-on team-delivery of care simulation with a community member/agency included as team member for both curricular development and delivery. Self-Advocate/Family-Advocate as Medical Educator (SAME/FAME) model can assist in methodology for community engagement. Various simulations may be offered, each focused on a different community. Examples of communities for engagement:  developmental disabilities, LGBTQ+, cultural/ethnic, socioeconomic, or specific health populations.  Unity track.

Course Components:  Didactic and Laboratory/Simulation

Delivery method: Varies, 8 clock hrs. each

IPE 12: Virtual Team-Based Simulation using Telehealth

Prerequisites: IPE 1, 3, 4, 7                                                                                                                                             

Coursework hosted by the Interprofessional Educators and Practitioners Association. 

Description: Online simulation for IPE teams to practice a telehealth encounter with a simulated patient to prepare participants to engage in telehealth delivery of care.   Practice best-practices for team delivery of care, practice best-practices for telehealth visits, practice best-practices and webside manner, practice using the telehealth platform. Telehealth track.

Course Components:  Didactic and Laboratory/Simulation

Delivery method: Varies, 2 clock hrs. each

Additional content components:

Simulation

Focus

Frequency

IPE 13: COVID-Response Eating Disorders 

Practice team-based telehealth consultation

1 x Month

IPE 14: SAME/FAME

ID/DD exposure

1 x Month

IPE 15: LGBTQ

LGBTQ exposure

1 x Semester

IPE 16: Palliative Care/Breaking Bad News

Team Communication

24 x Sem

IPE 17: Trauma Simulation

Exposure to continuity of care for team members 

1 per year

Application

IPE 18: Interprofessional Clinical Experience

Prerequisites: IPE 1, 3, 4, 10 , or permission of instructor                                                                           

Coursework hosted by the Interprofessional Educators and Practitioners Association. 

Description: This course will provide hands-on, direct-patient care experience to students performing in an interprofessional team facilitated by a faculty team leader and supervised by a medical attending and/or respective specialists.  The program will specifically focus on the IPEC competencies among health professionals as an important aspect to the delivery of high-quality patient care.  Coursework includes a four-hour didactic session, a four-hour clinical simulation, and four, four-hour clinical meetings and meets over both the fall and spring semesters. IPE Core.

Course Components: Lecture, Simulation, Clinical

Delivery method: Clinical and/or telehealth, 24 clock hrs. minimum

IPE 19: Unity Clinic(s)

Prerequisites: IPE 1, 3, 4, 10 , or permission of instructor                                                     

Student-led initiative hosted by the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs.

Description: Student-led, interprofessional clinic providing team-based care to the community. Focused on communities near/around OUHSC, throughout Oklahoma. As the model expands, additional agencies/locations/communities are sought.  Unity track.

Course Components: Lecture, Simulation, Clinical

Delivery method: Clinical and/or telehealth, 24 clock hrs. minimum

IPE 20:  Interprofessional Elective      

Prerequisites: Varies, or permission of instructor                                                           

Coursework hosted by the Interprofessional Educators and Practitioners Association. 

Description: This course, when offered, will provide didactic, simulation, and/or hands-on clinical experience to provide qualified students an opportunity to pursue academic investigation of interprofessional issues.  Topic, quantity, and variety of offerings will vary by semester and section number.   Course offerings may be sponsored by individual colleges or departments.  Course may be repeated. 

Course Components: Varies

Delivery method: Varies, 2 clock hrs.

Options:

  • Interprofessional Mindfulness Course

           Course Components: Lecture

           Delivery method: Online, 10 clock hrs.

IPE 21: Interprofessional Synthesis Experience

Prerequisites: IPE 1, 3, 4, 10, 18, or permission of instructor                                                                    

Coursework hosted by the Interprofessional Educators and Practitioners Association. 

Description: This synthesis course explores concepts necessary for the professional practitioner to evaluate interprofessional concepts in the changing health care environment. The application of research to the clinical environment will be emphasized. Student teams will work with a faculty facilitator who will co-author any presentations. IPE Core Course.

Course Components: Varies

Delivery method: Varies, 4 clock hrs.

Interprofessional Transcript Notation

To provide a mechanism for recognition upon completion of a substantial portion of the interdisciplinary coursework, students will be eligible to earn transcript notation. Tier I is a non-clinical track, while Tier II includes the clinical component. Both tiers require the equivalent minimum of one (1) credit hour.Participation is optional.

Interprofessional Education Tier I - Completed

Students/faculty who complete coursework equivalency totaling one (1) credit hour minimum from completion of:

  • IPE Core Experience:
    • All Year-1 Programming
    • Simulation
    • Synthesis

Eligible to earn:

  • Academic transcript notation “Interprofessional Education Tier I – Completed”
  • Cords for use with graduation regalia

Interprofessional Education Tier II - Completed

Students/faculty who complete all components of the coursework, with coursework equivalency totaling one (1) credit hour minimum, as outlined:

  • All Year-1 Programming
  • All Year-2 Programming

Eligible to earn:

  • Academic transcript notation “Interprofessional Education Tier II – Completed”
  • Cords for use with graduation regalia

 

Learner participation will be tracked by the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and reported to learner's enrolled college at the end of the spring semester. Questions can be sent to the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs at OUHSC-IPE@ouhsc.edu.

Course credit is built within individual University of Oklahoma degree requirements or approved courses. Application of credit and attendance requirements are determined by each participating program.

Interdisciplinary offerings are built around the IPEC Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice using a curricular framework adopted in Summer 2018.