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IPE Learning Outcomes

Patient/Population-Centered Care

  • Place the interests of patients and populations at the center of interprofessional health care delivery.
  • Integrate the knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences of other professions – appropriate to the specific care situation – to inform care decisions that provide care that is ethical, safe, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable.


  • Respect and embrace the unique cultures, values, roles/responsibilities, and expertise of one’s own and other health professions.
  • Work in cooperation with those who receive care, those who provide care, and others who contribute to or support the delivery of prevention and health services to forge interdependent relationships to improve care and advance learning.
  • Act with honesty and integrity to develop trusting relationships with patients, families, and other team members.

Teamwork and Leadership

  • Apply team-based competencies and leadership practices that support collaboration and team effectiveness in interprofessional health [care] issues in communities, organizations, and research learning settings.


  • Demonstrate effective communication techniques and use of tools in facilitating discussions and interactions that enhance team function and quality care.

Areas of Focus

  • Ethics (as applied in an interprofessional team)
  • Problem-solving/decision-making
  • Self-reflection
  • Understanding one’s own and others’ roles and embracing others
  • Applying teamwork skills to support collaborative practice and team effectiveness
  • Conflict management

IPE Collaborative Core Competencies

  • Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice: Work with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values.
  • Roles/Responsibilities: Use the knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the health care needs of patients and to promote and advance the health of populations.
  • Interprofessional Communication: Communicate with patients, families, communities, and professionals in health and other fields in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease.
  • Teams and Teamwork: Apply relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan, deliver, and evaluate patient/population-centered care and population health programs and policies that are safe, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable.