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 involving an assessment for social determinants of health, medication management review, or care plan development.
  • Health literacy
  • Health disparities
  • Patient engagement and 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 several 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/maintaining PCMH recognition and that are most appropriate given the composition of the student teams.

As the NCQA standards evolve, learning activities will be updated to maintain alignment with them.

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

  • Cross-Cutting Learning Activities
    • Care Team Roles and Responsibilities (Team-Based Care and Practice Organization (TC))
    • Briefing and Debriefings (TC)
  • Care Management Learning Activities
    • Comprehensive Patient Assessment and Care Planning (including a comprehensive health assessment, medication management review, care plan, and a patient encounter that may include a home visit) (Care Management and Support (CM); Knowing and Managing Patients (KM))
  • Population Health Learning Activities 
    • Diversity and Health Literacy (KM)
    • Population Health Profile (KM)
    • Population Health Management Review (Patient-Centered Access and Continuity (AC); CM; KM)
    • Patient Engagement and Shared Decision-Making (KM)
    • Quality Improvement (Performance Measurement and Quality Improvement (QI))
    • Review of Any Standard