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, and 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 and resource stewardship measures, patient/family/caregiver experience, and health disparities assessment

CIPC is designed as a menu of several learning activities based on the NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition Standardsand should assist primary care practices in attaining and/or maintaining such recognition. In other words, these learning activities are intentionally structured for interprofessional student teams to add value to outpatient settings as well as develop important competencies.

Not all of the activities must 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 team.

The interprofessional team-based learning activities are divided into three categories — with the relevant PCMH concept(s) identified — as noted below.

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