Foundations of Interprofessional Education and Practice

The Foundations of Interprofessional Education and Practice course is a University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) interprofessional course for new entry-to-practice students attending UMB schools.

The course is required for traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Clinical Nurse Leader master’s students who enter in fall 2018 and later. 

Note that this information will be updated for fall 2019. Please check back soon.

What is it?

The Foundations of Interprofessional Education and Practice is a no-charge, non-credit, pass/fail course required for graduation. It introduces students from multiple disciplines to concepts such as communication, roles, teamwork, and ethics that will enable diverse disciplines to work collaboratively to enhance patient-, family-, and community-focused health care.

Why are you required to complete this?

In 2009, in response to the rising complexities seen today across all sectors of health care, the national associations for schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and public health formed the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) to promote and encourage interprofessional learning experiences for health profession students.

IPEC instituted the following four Core Competency Domains for health profession students:

  • Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Interprofessional Communication
  • Teams  and Teamwork

The University of Maryland Baltimore is committed to providing its students with the skills to practice collaboratively. Collaboration among professions is critical to providing safe, high-quality, accessible, person-centered care and improved population health outcomes.

More information about the domains and additional resources.

How will you complete the requirement?

Six Modules = 3 Face to Face + 3 Online

Students complete six interprofessional learning experiences over two semesters.

Module

Format

When?

No. 1 face to face with other UMB disciplines
(medicine, pharmacy, dental hygiene, and physical therapy)
first few weeks of the fall semester*
No. 2 online via Blackboard fall semester
No. 3 online via Blackboard fall semester
No. 4 face to face with other UMB disciplines 
(medicine, pharmacy, dental hygiene, and physical therapy)
early in the spring semester*
No. 5 online via Blackboard spring semester
No. 6 face to face with other UMB disciplines 
(medicine, pharmacy, dental hygiene, and physical therapy)
late in the spring semester*

*The date, time, and location (on the UMB campus) will be emailed to you.

 

How does scheduling work?

Fall Admits: All fall-admitted students begin the course in the semester they enter.

Spring Admits: All spring-admitted students begin the course in the first fall semester after they enter

Traditional BSN Schedule Examples

Fall Admit Example

Fall Semester Spring Semester
NURS 310 NURS 324
NURS 314 NURS 327
NURS 316 NURS 329
NURS 317  
NURS 319  
Modules 1, 2, 3 Modules 4, 5, 6

Spring Admit Example

Spring Semester Fall Semester Spring Semester
NURS 310 NURS 324 NURS 410
NURS 314 NURS 327 NURS 411
NURS 316 NURS 329 NURS 414
NURS 317   NURS 417
NURS 319 Modules 1, 2, 3 Modules 4, 5, 6

 

Clinical Nurse Leader Schedule Examples

Fall Admit Example

Fall Semester Spring Semester
NURS 501 NURS 514
NURS 503 NURS 625
NURS 505 NRSG 790
NURS 507 NURS 736
Modules 1, 2, 3 Modules 4, 5, 6

Spring Admit Example

Spring Semester Fall Semester Spring Semester
NURS 501 NURS 514 NURS 511
NURS 503 NURS 625 NURS 508
NURS 505 NRSG 790 NRSG 795
NURS 507 NURS 736 NRSG 780
  Modules 1, 2, 3 Modules 4, 5, 6