Although interprofessional education (IPE) is an essential component to building effective interprofessional practices, gaps remain in identifying effective measures to assess student learning and skill development in classroom-based IPE activities. Further, a literature gap exists regarding best practices on assessing student achievement of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Core Competencies. As programs implement didactic IPE activities, more information is needed on effective assessment strategies. This session will describe an assessment initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill evaluating student self-efficacy on the IPEC Core Competencies before and after classroom-based IPE activities.
Third-year pharmacy, third-year dental, and second-year dental hygiene students participate in a classroom-based IPE case collaboration activity designed by a multidisciplinary team. Historically, students anecdotally shared that this collaboration enhanced their understanding of other health professions, their own discipline, and how various professions can best learn about, from, and with each other. To systematically collect and evaluate this feedback, a need was identified for an effective assessment strategy to evaluate the impact of an interprofessional case collaboration on student development of the IPEC Core Competencies.
A survey was developed measuring student confidence in performing each IPEC Core Competency using a 6-point self-efficacy rating before and after the IPE activity. The assessment instrument measured increased student confidence in performing each IPEC Core Competency after participation in the classroom-based IPE activity involving pharmacy, dental, and dental hygiene students. These data suggest the instrument may be effective at measuring student self-efficacy on the IPEC Core Competencies in classroom-based IPE activities.
This session intends to engage participants in identifying assessment strategies for measuring student competency of the IPEC Core Competencies. Attendees will be able to describe a student self-efficacy framework to assess the IPEC Core Competencies in didactic-based IPE activities and identify opportunities for enhancing IPE assessment at their institution.
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.