Development and Implementation of an Interprofessional
Case Learning Project (ICLP)
Interprofessional collaboration is essential for students' success in their
selected program and postgraduate life. These types of experiences have been
shown to improve students’ interprofessional competences—communication skills,
teamwork abilities, ethical practices, and understanding other team members’
roles and responsibilities—as well as their theoretical knowledge and increase
student achievement within their discipline. We developed and tested a unique
pedagogical idea—interprofessional case learning project (ICLP)—that encompassed
a multidisciplinary approach involving chemistry, biology, and public health.
The goal was to provide students and faculty with the opportunity to experience
interprofessional collaborative practices that would encourage questioning,
discredit misconception, connect concepts and make inferences, generate new
ideas, and encourage shared decision making.
Takeaways: 1. Promote multidisciplinary approach involving chemistry, biology, and public health; 2. Foster team building and collaboration; and 3. Change misconceptions about a discipline.
Michelle Young (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: Boston, MA), Nalini Broadbelt (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: Boston, MA)