IPECP Courses and Training

Below are descriptions of interprofessional courses and training opportunities currently available at Emory. The Office of IPECP will continue to develop this resource, so check back for updates.

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Clinical Perspectives in Global Health

Initiated in fall 2017 as a second-year elective for Emory University School of Medicine students, the course was expanded in 2018 to include Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing students and Emory College students minoring in global health. The course introduces global health concepts to medical and nursing students during their pre-clinical years, and all students achieve core global health competencies through didactic sessions, skills workshops, and relevant clinical experiences. The course provides students with an introduction across these domains with an emphasis on the global burden of disease, globalization of health and healthcare, and health equity. The course is taught by an interprofessional team of Emory faculty and partnering international allied health professionals.

Emory Nursing Experience: Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Online Modules

In this online, self-paced course, students will learn about the history and background of interprofessional education. The course will take a deep dive into the four collaborative practice competencies of: 1) values/ethics for interprofessional practice; 2) roles and responsibilities; 3) interprofessional communication; and 4 teams and teamwork. For more information on how to enroll, please visit the ENE:IPECP learning module website.

Emory Quality Academy: Interprofessional Team Skills for Quality Improvement

The purpose of this longitudinal course is to serve the Emory community by training interprofessional teams of health care professionals in quality improvement skills that they can apply to local settings. Participants will learn about developing capacity for continuous quality improvement, interprofessional teamwork, and teaching quality improvement as part of their work. The course lasts seven months and includes seven virtual 2-hour sessions. The program includes: 1) workshops led by expert faculty; 2) projects supported by leadership and coaches from Emory's academic health system partners; and 3) presentations of project outcomes at the Emory Quality Conference. Potential participants can learn more about the program here.

Interprofessional Team Training Days and RIPPLE

Begun in 2007, the Emory Interprofessional Team Training Day (ITTD) provides nursing, medical, allied health, and public health students with focused training on how to work as an interprofessional team in the clinical setting. The ITTD curriculum is based on the TeamSTEPPS team-training protocol, which was developed by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality and the Department of Defense. ITTD strives to improve communication and teamwork skills among future health care, allied health, and public health professionals with the ultimate goal of improving patient care and outcomes. The program has grown dramatically since 2007, with approximately 1,500 WHSC health professional students taking the annual multi-day training sessions. ITTD includes both didactic learning and case study exercises. Students are divided into interprofessional teams and given a clinical and/or public health case study to analyze and address with the help of a facilitator. Prior to COVID-19, ITTD was in-person, but the current program provides both in-person and online learning modules. Members of the ITTD planning committee created the Remote Interprofessional Platform for Learning and Education (RIPPLE), which enabled students to participate in ITTD virtually during COVID.