Interprofessional Healthcare & Health Equity (IPHE) 


This course develops foundational knowledge and basic practical skills to identify, analyze, and resolve ethical and health equity issues in clinical practice. This course integrates interprofessional collaboration and teamwork to teach students ethical theory and reasoning, professional ethics and its historical origins, and approaches to health care decision-making.   


Individual and Team Paced Collaborative Learning  

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The Interprofessional Healthcare Ethics and Health Equity (IPHE) is a one credit, 7- week course in the fall required of health professions students from thedental medicine, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician’s assistant, programs on the Anschutz Medical Campus, and there may be students participating from the anesthesiologist assistant program or School of Public Health. Using a hybrid design of online modules and synchronous sessions, students engage in ethical analysis, decision-making, and interprofessional collaboration to inspire advocacy and action for an equitable health system.   

This course has 4 overarching outcomes:   


  • Awareness: recognize ethical issues. 
  • Analysis: Analyze ethical issues to arrive at a decision about the right thing to do. 
  • Action: Develop a plan for how to do what’s right. 
  • Appreciation: Collaborate interprofessionally to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values.  


IPHE 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

CU Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education

CU Anschutz

Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanites

13080 East 19th Avenue


Mail Stop 8700

Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303) 724-4639
Fax: (303) 724-6371

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