Interprofessional Education

Semester: Spring

Programs: Graduate Studies, Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant

Description: Developed in 2017, a faculty member in the Physiology department was interested in developing an interprofessional education class experience in the Endocrine block of a multidisciplinary Physiology course. Graduate Studies students (required - 1st year), Physical Therapy students (required - 1st year, 3rd semester), Physician Assistant students (required - 1st year, 1st semester) are provided a case highlighting the female athlete triad syndrome.  Students are divided into small groups representative of all three programs. Interprofessional discussions focus on professional roles as related to the case and recommended treatment options.  In addition, student groups develop a coordinated health team appointment calendar schedule reflective of treatment recommendations.

Faculty Contact: Scott Edwards

Publications:  Edwards, S., Molina, P.E., McDonough, K.H., Mercante, D.E., & Gunaldo, T.P. (2017). Integrating an interprofessional education experience into a human physiology course. The Journal of Physician Assistant Education28(3), 146-148.

Edwards, S., Molina, P.E., McDonough, K.H., Mercante, D.E., & Gunaldo, T.P. (2018). The potential of Interprofesional Education to Effectively Translate Physiology Curricula into Future Team-Based HealthcareAdvances in Physiology Education, 42, 354-359.

Harrison-Bernard, L., Naljayan, M., Mercante, D., Gunaldo, T., & Edwards, S. (2019). Longitudinal interprofessional education in a graduate physiology courseAdvances in Physiology Education.