The purpose of Saint Louis University's interprofessional education minor program is to prepare students with the knowledge, attitudes and skills of interprofessional practice which lead to:
Interprofessional collaborative patient/client-centered care
Optimal individual patient health outcomes
Improvements in community level (population) health
Effective and efficient delivery of health care services
Advocacy for improvement of health and health services
This 16-credit minor is an elective option for students in the School of Nursing, the Doisy College of Health Sciences, and other students enrolled in health profession related programs.
The IPE curriculum is designed to move students from understanding the need for and developing foundational skills in interprofessional practice (IPE 1100 Introduction to Interprofessional Health Care (1 cr)) to a broad understanding of the challenges in the health care system to provide equable access to high-quality health care, and coordinated, patient-centered care (IPE 3500 Health Care Systems and Health Promotion (3 cr)).
This foundation is then applied in the context of effective team-based care for individual patients (IPE 4200 Applied Decision-Making in Interprofessional Practice (3 cr)), improving community and population health outcomes (IPE 4900 Interprofessional Community Practicum (2 cr)), in the clinical setting (IPE 4905 Interprofessional Clinical Practicum (2 cr)), and to document the clinical outcomes of interprofessional collaborative practice and the impact on patient care and outcomes (ORES 2320 Interprofessional Health Outcomes (2 cr)).