Phase I- Orientation and Foundational Knowledge

Phase I of the 1Health interprofessional education curriculum currently consists of two distinct introductory, or foundational interprofessional experiences, both of which are intended to provide health professional students at the University of Minnesota with an opportunity to learn with, from, and about one another.

Phase I Learning Objectives:

  • Roles and Responsibilities: Develop an awareness of the diversity of expertise that underpins effective interprofessional collaborative teams.
  • Interprofessional Communication: Acquire an exposure to the positive and negative experiences of interactions and communication with patients, families, communities, and other health professions and develop an appreciation for their impact.
  • Teams and Teamwork: Establish basic concepts of effective teamwork across professions, given an understanding of the impact of communication.
  • Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice: Explore the emerging concept of interprofessional ethics and professionalism as an underpinning of interprofessional collaborative practice.

Phase I Experiences:

  • FIPCC (Foundations of Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration) is a course that will be offered to health sciences students in Duluth in Fall 2020. This course will include five live Zoom sessions and one online, asynchronous session.  More than 300 students from the University of Minnesota Duluth and the College of St. Scholastica will participate in the course this fall.  Students will be assigned to interprofessional groups with whom they will engage in rich discussions and learning activities that help demonstrate the importance of effective communication and collaboration in health and health care. 
  • Better Together: Preparing for Collaborative Practice is a two-part learning experience that introduces health sciences students across the Twin Cities, Rochester and Duluth campuses to foundational concepts of interprofessional education and collaboration.  Approximately 1,400 students will participate in the Better Together experience in Fall 2021.  Students will complete a 1-hour online module and participate in one 3-hour live Zoom session that will provide them with an opportunity to engage with their peers, as well as health professionals and experts, to learn how interprofessional collaboration can impact real world health outcomes.