Predoctoral Course Catalog


Dental Curriculum Threads

Foundations of Interprofessional Education

Course Director: Sandra Phillips and Rachel Greene

Credits: 1 (Earned over three quarters)
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn, Winter, Spring / 3

Course Overview

Interprofessional Education (IPE) prepares students to collaborate with members of other health
professions in future interprofessional patient practice (IPP) to improve patient healthcare and health outcomes. Students identify the roles and responsibilities played by other members of the healthcare team. They co-learn on teams with UW faculty and students from other health professions, applying principles of team-building dynamics to actual case analysis, role playing, and a clinical experience. Students also learn to communicate with patients and families using a team approach.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Explain the roles and responsibilities of other members of the healthcare team.
2. Identify the need for consultations within interprofessional teams.
3. Plan treatment in collaboration with other members of the interprofessional team care group.
4. Integrate recommended medical treatment into the dental treatment plan.
5. Collaborate with other members of the health care team to facilitate the provision of health care.
6. Assist in the optimization of health system performance by improving the patient experience of
care including quality and satisfaction.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-02, C-05, C-07, C-08, C-14, C-15

Date last updated: 2021-08-27