Lightning Talk

Development of a Big-Tent Interprofessional Course in Global Health

Thursday, October 1, 2020, 1:05 pm - 2:05 pm EDT
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Accreditation Information
The recording of this session has been accredited for Interprofessional Continuing Education credit (IPCE) as enduring material. After watching this recording, you may claim IPCE credit by clicking this link. Interprofessional Continuing Education Credit is available to claim through December 31, 2020. Please see details below.

Purpose: The purpose of the session is to optimize course development through a multifaceted interprofessional approach. Authors responded to a call for proposals related to global curricular engagement in higher education, receiving a grant for course development and delivery. The authors designed a course addressing interprofessional global health competencies. Authors defined the term interprofessional broadly, proposing a big tent encompassing many professions that are internal and external to healthcare.

Objectives: Participants will identify Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) interprofessional global health competencies and anticipate outcomes assessments pertinent to their settings.

Themes: The seminar addresses NEXUS summit themes of creating learning environments and assessment of interprofessional education.

Rationale: In 2008, the Consortium of Universities for Global Health was created to define global health as a discipline, standardize curricula, and standardize interprofessional competencies for global health. Team members involved in global health could include social service providers, teachers, lawyers, engineers, architects, accountants, logistics managers, and more. The Introduction to Interprofessional Global Health course will address Global Citizenship competencies as described by Jogerst et al. (2015). Course topics and facilitators will address issues affecting health at a global level, including human rights, environment, culture, collaboration, and professional growth. The course provides learners with the foundation to engage as global citizens to positively impact the health of all people and communities. Each course module will have an Interprofessional Global Health Competencies (IGHC) Domain, a key question, related learning objectives, strategies, and outcomes (Jogerst, 2015). Authors propose a Kirkpatrick-based hierarchy of educational outcomes assessment. Authors plan translation of knowledge-to-practice through dissemination to a variety of stakeholders.

Funding: University of Nebraska WBS: 37-0401-2003-008

Accreditation Details

In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

As a Jointly Accredited Provider, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

  • Physicians: This activity will be designated for CME AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM through ACCME.
  • Physician Assistants: NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
  • Nurses: This activity will be designated for CNE nursing contact hours through ANCC.
  • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity will be designated for CPE contact hours (CEUs) through ACPE.
  • Social Workers: This activity will be designated for social work continuing education credits through ASWB.
  • All health professionals: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.