Ball State University College of Health is incorporating interprofessional education into curriculum across health professions students at an early stage. A team of interprofessional faculty from health sciences and nutrition, nursing, and social work developed a Tier 1 humanities University Core Curriculum course, Introduction to Health Consumerism, to address this need and educate all students about the importance of being informed consumers of health care. The Summit theme of Interprofessional Learning for Collaborative Practice and Education will be addressed as we provide knowledge to learners about the rationale and development of this core curriculum course. We will also share themes and potential topics that may be useful to others planning to develop a course like this to meet humanities requirements in their university’s curriculum.
Health is vital to everyone and students across all disciplines need to become educated consumers of health care and the health care system. Through the instructional experience from this course, students acquire information as health care consumers to attain knowledge about various aspects of health consumerism. This knowledge enables students to become informed health care consumers by comprehending the evolution of the modern American health care system, understanding how social and cultural determinants of health contribute to personal well-being and population health, and how interprofessional collaboration contributes to patient-centered care. Students also have the opportunity to learn from professors in each discipline that developed the course, thus exposing them to the perspectives of each member of a team early in their careers. This course challenges students to become health care advocates for themselves and others both personally and professionally. Important considerations related to differing perspectives and issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are also highlighted throughout the course. This new core curriculum course launched spring 2022. We will also share student learning outcomes data with learners.
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.