Develop a New IPE Facilitator Certificate to Improve Learner Outcomes: Tools and Techniques for Curriculum Designers
Learner outcomes in interprofessional education are considered to be tied to the expertise and proficiency of the faculty or clinician educator. However, many educators in the traditional health sciences academy are not trained in the methods of evidence-based best practices for interprofessional education. As a method to enhance existing and encourage future interprofessional activities, a university Interprofessional Educators & Practitioners Association (IEPA) has proposed the creation of a foundational interprofessional/interdisciplinary facilitator/educator certificate program.
The seminar will explain the tools and techniques the IEPA undertook to develop the proposal, including a participant-oriented interprofessional design process. The program builds upon Miller’s pyramid, adopting a scaffolded progression from knowledge, competence, performance, action, to identity. As such, the OUHSC IEPA Scaffolded Learning Curriculum Design Template was created for curriculum design.
The template addresses the project goals, including:
1. Develop an interprofessional education and facilitation certificate curriculum outline for level I (Foundational) and level II (Mastery)
2. Create an interprofessional learning community to participate and benefit from the certificate training and to shape peer to peer learning opportunities
3. Expand awareness of and engagement with the interprofessional efforts for faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students
4. Increase capacity of faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students to guide learners in interprofessional education activities
This seminar addresses the Summit theme, Interprofessional Learning for Collaborative Practice and Education, by providing an overview of a comprehensive interprofessional development program for students, staff, and faculty within a comprehensive health sciences center. The foundational IPEC competencies will be addressed and developed through students and practitioners learning about, with, and from each other through a structured program involving individual and team-based, asynchronous and in-person, and active and reflective practices.
1. Review the process for how a university interprofessional association undertook the development of the certificate program.
2. Recognize how a learner-centered approach can be utilized to develop a progressive certificate to appeal to various levels of learners.
3. Understand how a university interprofessional association can implement, monitor, and evaluate the certificate program.
4. Understand how to develop a certificate program by using the OUHSC IEPA Scaffolded Learning Curriculum Design Template.
Active learning exercises in the seminar will include a scaffolding exercise to assess participants’ current interprofessional program status and identify gaps toward certificate program development. All attendees will receive the OUHSC IEPA Scaffolded Learning Curriculum Design Template for collaboration.
This seminar addresses three of the conference priority criteria:
- The certificate program was intentionally designed to align with the larger university’s mission to advance a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background, and perspectives. This will have a direct measurable impact of interprofessional teams on health equity.
- Certificate learners will be assessed via perception surveys, standardized knowledge assessments, and team specific evaluation tools, e.g., JTOG. This will provide measurable learning outcomes.
- By enhancing interprofessional knowledge and skill capacity in designing, facilitating, and evaluating interprofessional activities, students (interprofessional education) and faculty/staff (interprofessional practice) will be equipped to address the Quadruple Aim outcomes.
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (OICPD). The OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The National Center OICPD is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.
Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.
Athletic Trainers: This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.