Interprofessional Education & Development (IPED)

To say 2020 was tough is an understatement, and the calendar change to 2021 has not magically turned our world around.

So in the context of health professions education, let’s give each other grace, look to the future and keep our eye on the goal. We (students, facilitators, the CU CIPE team, programs and so forth) are here to teach, to learn and to build relationships that will help solve the complex health professions problems facing society.  IPED is one step in that direction. 

Classroom Team Based Learning


Multiple teams talking around long tables

The Interprofessional Education and Development (IPED) is a two semester course required of health professions students from the anesthesiologist assistant, dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and physician assistant programs on the Anschutz Medical Campus. There will also be students participating from the School of Public Health. The course is longitudinal and takes place over 16 sessions—8 sessions in the spring of year 1 and 8 sessions in the fall of year 2. Sessions are two hours in length, and involve active learning in teams using a team-based learning (TBL) method to engage learners in three competency domains:

Teamwork & Collaboration

  • Team structure
  • Roles & responsibilities
  • Situational monitoring
  • Conflict management
  • Advocacy & assertion

Ethics & Values:

  • 8 step method of ethical analysis
  • Professional & patient autonomy
  • Informed consent
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Access to healthcare

Quality & Safety

  • Systems level practice
  • Root cause analysis
  • Engaging with patients
  • Improving care
  • Contributing to a culture of safety

Session Outcomes and Learning Objectives can be found here: 

IPED Course Director:

IPE Education Coordinator

IPE Student Representatives can be found here

IPE Council & Program Representatives can be found here