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Interprofessional Education

Preparing public health professionals to lead in health sciences and communities.

Public health is inextricably linked to the diverse needs of communities in Chicago and around the globe.  The work of our student, faculty and alumni practitioners, researchers and community leaders is often tied directly to health care and the health sciences, but public health's reach is even broader, impacted by education, food science, urban planning, public administration, engineering, housing authorities, police departments and beyond.

At the School of Public Health, interprofessional education prepares MPH students to understand the roles, specialty knowledge, and skills of professionals across this breadth of fields and how their work contributes to overall public health goals.

Students complete this requirement through the course IPHS 420.  The course requires the completion of one approved experience.  Please see a listing of currently approved experiences below.

The Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (FICP) is a curriculum for all students in UIC health profession programs including dentistry, health information management, health care administration, medicine, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, public health, and social work. Students from all 6 UIC campuses (Chicago, Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, Springfield, and Urbana-Champaign) are included.

This training incorporates asynchronous modules and one synchronous session that will take place virtually during Spring 2022.  More information will be posted when available.

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Steps for completing the interprofessional education experience Heading link

  1. Register for IPHS 420 Interprofessional Education in the semester prior to your IPE activity.
  2. Complete IPHS 420 Selection Form via Blackboard (when made available) and indicate selected IPE activity.
  3. Register for selected on campus or on-line student IPE activity.
  4. Complete all requirements, including any assigned readings and a final reflective post-assessment, through Blackboard.