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 current approved experiences below.

Health Sciences Interprofessional Education Immersion Day at UIC

It is highly recommended and anticipated that on-campus students will fulfill their interprofessional education requirements by participating in the UIC interprofessional education immersion day. This annual event brings together nearly 1,000 graduate students and more than 100 faculty and staff facilitators from all seven health science colleges to explore interprofessional collaborative practice across health disciplines and professions. The four-hour program leads students through a series of facilitated discussions and exercises built around videos and cases that cover four major themes:

The next immersion day takes place during the Spring 2020 semester.  Registration details will be posted when available.

Other Course Options

Steps for completing the interprofessional education experience

  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.