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Effective team-based care and interprofessional collaboration are essential to reliable, high-quality care and outcomes and accomplishing the quadruple aim: 

  • Improved individual patient care and outcomes
  • Improved patient population and community health
  • Improved high-value, cost-effective care
  • Improved provider and care-team wellbeing

Integrated IPE Learning Experiences

Curriculum integration of interprofessional education is part of the formation and development of health professions students at Saint Louis University.

Interprofessional learning experiences start in the freshmen year. As undergraduates, SLU students earn the following professional degrees with a concentration in interprofessional practice:

All health professions students can also elect to earn a minor in interprofessional practice.

Concentration in Interprofessional Practice

The concentration in IPP includes the following nine credits:

  • IPE 1100: Introduction to Interprofessional Health Care (one credit hour)
  • IPE 3500: Health Care System and Health Promotion (three credit hours) 
  • IPE 4200: Applied Decision-Making in Interprofessional Practice (three credit hours)
  • IPE 4900: Interprofessional Community Practicum Experience (two credit hours) 

Minor in Interprofessional Practice

Any health professions student may go beyond the concentration and pursue a minor in interprofessional practice. In addition to the courses required for the concentration, students must complete the following courses (for a total of 16 credit hours):

  • HCE 2010: Foundations of Clinical Health Care Ethics (three credit hours)
  • ORES 2320: Interprofessional Health Outcomes Research (two credit hours)
  • IPE 4905: Interprofessional Practicum Experience (two credit hours)