IPE Courses


Health sciences professionals in hospital hallway

Whether you want to train a team in the basics of collaborative care, earn continuing education credits for yourself, or give your students a foundation, you’ll learn from experienced clinical educators who are recognized leaders in the interprofessional arena. Creighton University has more than 125 years of excellence in health professions education.

Courses are offered online for your convenience. For specific training needs related to collaborative care, we can create a program customized to your team.

For Educators and Professionals: Introduction to Collaborative Care (IPE 004)

IPE 004 is an introductory course designed for health care faculty and professionals to learn key concepts of building and leading a collaborative health care team. The course is offered in a self-paced online format with a competency-based approach. Each lesson builds on previous content. 

Faculty and professionals will be introduced to:

  • Interprofessional education and collaborative practice terminology
  • Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
  • Foundations of effective health care teamwork
  • Leading a collaborative health care team

The course offers eight (8) CMEs through Creighton University’s Health Sciences Continuing Education, which has joint accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the first university to receive this accreditation. 

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For Health Professional Students: Introduction to Collaborative Care (IPE 500)

This course is an online, self-paced course that provides a basic introduction to the concepts of interprofessional education (IPE) and how to work together as a collaborative health care team for health professional students. The course is designed to be .5 credits or 8 contact hours.

Students receive an introduction to:

  • Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice 
  • Roles and responsibilities of health care providers on the team
  • Health care team development and dynamics

The course is integrated with cases for application and knowledge growth.

More than 900 students from across seven professions have taken the course. Results from the Team Skills Scale demonstrates significance in all areas of team skills. Student feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

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