Interprofessional Education

What Is Interprofessional Education (IPE)?

As defined by the World Health Organization in 2010, “Interprofessional education occurs when two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.”

Quadruple Aim Graphic“Interprofessional practice in health-care occurs when multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds provide comprehensive services by working with patients, their families, carers and communities to deliver the highest quality of care across settings.”

Goals of Interprofessional Education and Practice include improved patient outcomes, reduced healthcare costs, and improved patient and provider experience. These four goals are known as the Quadruple Aim.

IPE at Marquette University

Marquette University recognizes the value of Interprofessional practice in healthcare, and takes seriously our responsibility to prepare students to operate on healthcare teams through Interprofessional Education. Interprofessional Education in the Center for Teaching and Learning partners with faculty across the university to create educational experiences focused on outcomes defined by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) competencies.

Competency Domain 1: Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice
Competency Domain 2: Roles /Responsibilities
Competency Domain 3: Interprofessional Communication
Competency Domain 4: Teams and Teamwork

Our “Core4” is a series of 4 workshops, each based on an IPEC competency, that assigns students to teams and provides them the opportunity to learn alongside an Interprofessional cohort over 4 semesters.

IPE Core4 Workshops

In addition to participation in the workshop series, students participate in unique experiential learning sessions focused on a team approach to healthcare in various classes.

Are you a Faculty Member Interested in Getting Involved with IPE at Marquette?

Faculty contribution to IPE at Marquette is invaluable! If you are interested in being involved in the Core4 workshop series as a facilitator, designing and implementing a new IPE session for students in your classroom, or want to discuss other opportunities, please reach out to the Interprofessional Education Coordinator.

Staff Contact:

Jordan Cannon

Interprofessional Education Coordinator

jordan.cannon@marquette.edu, (414) 288-4993

Interprofessional EducationInterprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Committee (IPECPC)

The IPECPC exists to provide a representative approach to IPE related matters. Members for 2018-2019 are:

  • Jeremy Barrett, PA-C, M.P.A.S.
  • Stacy Barnes, Ph.D.,
  • Susan Breakwell, APHN-BC, D.N.P.
  • Marilyn Frenn, Ph.D., RN, CNE, ANEF, FTOS, FAAN
  • Chris Geiser, M.S., PT, LAT, ATC
  • Cecelia Landin, Ed.D., MLS (ASCP)
  • Tim Melchert, Ph.D.
  • Laurie Kontney, PT, D.P.T., M.S.
  • Wendy Krueger, M.S., CCC-SLP

External Resources for Interprofessional Education

List participating programs

Athletic Training, Clinical Laboratory Science, Counseling Psychology, Dentistry, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Speech Language Pathology