Clinical Interprofessional Curriculum

The UNE Clinical Interprofessional Curriculum (CIPC) is designed for interprofessional teams of mostly graduate level health professions students to be used in primary care clinical settings.

CIPC builds competencies needed in today’s practice environments, including:

  • Interprofessional competencies related to teamwork, communication, leadership, values and ethics and roles and responsibilities
  • Comprehensive patient assessments such as those that involve an assessment for social determinants of health, medication management review, a care plan
  • Health literacy
  • Health communications
  • Health disparities
  • Shared decision-making
  • Population health assessments and strategies using health informatics
  • Quality improvement related to clinical quality measures, care coordination, patient/family/caregiver experience and/or health disparities

CIPC is set up as a menu of 10 learning activities that are based on the NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition Standards, and should assist primary care practices in attaining such recognition. In other words, these learning activities are designed for interprofessional teams of health professions students to add value to outpatient settings as well as achieve important competencies.

Not all of the activities need to be undertaken. Practices should choose those that are most relevant and helpful to them in achieving PCMH recognition and that are most appropriate for the student teams.

As the NCQA standards evolve, we plan on updating these learning activities to maintain alignment with them.

The 10 interprofessional team-based learning activities are divided into three categories (with the relevant NCQA PCMH Standard listed):

  • Cross-Cutting Learning Activities
    • Care Team Roles and Responsibilities (Standard 2)
    • Briefing and Debriefings (Standard 2)
  • Care Management Learning Activities
    • Comprehensive Patient Assessment and Care Plan (including a comprehensive health assessment, medication management review, care plan and a patient encounter that may include a home visit) (Standard 3 and 4)
  • Population Health Learning Activities 
    • Diversity and Health Literacy (Standard 2)
    • Population Health Profile (Standard 3)
    • Population Health Management Review (Standard 3)
    • Health Communication and Shared Decision-Making (Standards 3 and 4)
    • Quality Improvement (on Clinical Quality Measures, Resource Use and Care Coordination, Patient-Family Experiences, or Health Disparities) (Standards 2 and 6)
    • Public Health Uses for Electronic Health Records (Standard 6)
    • Review of Any Standard (Standard 6)