Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP)

Individual and Team Paced Collaborative Learning 

Multiple teams talking around long tables

The Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP) component is a 7 week course in the spring required of health professions students from dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and physician assistant programs on the Anschutz Medical Campus. There may also be students participating from the anesthesiology assistant program or School of Public Health. Sessions are two hours in length, and involve preparation, active learning and reflection. We use a team paced learning method to engage learners the IPEC competency domains:

Interprofessional Teamwork & Team-Based Practice 


  • Describe the process of team development and the roles and practices of effective teams 
  • Demonstrate communication skills and processes within teams 
  • Recognize components of and perform effectively on sequential and simultaneous interprofessional collaborative teams
  • Provide feedback on individual and team performance to improve effectiveness of interprofessional teamwork 


Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Course Outcomes & Objectives: 


  • Describe the process of team development, and the roles and practices of effective teams

  • Communicate with team members to clarify each member’s responsibility in providing collaborative patient care 
  • Recognize components of and perform effectively on sequential and simultaneous interprofessional collaborative teams.
  • Explore interprofessional communication and teamwork processes which address the goals of collaborative patient care.
  • Engage health and other professionals in shared patient-centered and population focused problem-solving.
  • Give timely, sensitive, instructive feedback to others about their performance on the team, respond respectfully as a team member to feedback from others.
  • Describe the potential impact of interprofessional collaboration on health care outcomes.  

IPCP Course Director:

IPE Curriculum Manager & Instructional Designer:

IPE Program Manager & Education Coordinator:

  • Reesie Roland, Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education

IPE Academic Service Professional:

IPE Student Representatives can be found here

IPE Council & Program Representatives can be found here

Center for Interprofessional Practice & Education

CU Anschutz

Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanites

13080 East 19th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045

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