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IPE 201– Health Professionals in Diverse Communities. 1 credit. Offered fall.
An introduction to skills in professionalism and interprofessional collaboration in addressing local and global health challenges. First year pre-professional health students examine social determinants of health and diverse communities, and learn skills in reflection as they interact with health professionals and faculty. IPE 201 is the first course in a two course sequence for pre-professional health students from any major admitted to the Huber Residential Learning Community.

IPE 202– Health Care Service in Diverse Communities. 2 credits. Offered spring.
This course is the second in a two course sequence for first year  pre-professional health students in the Huber Learning Community.  Students examine interprofessional perspectives on complex global health issues and apply skills in professionalism, integration, collaboration, and reflection to community-based, experiential service learning. Pre-requisite: IPE 201 and membership in the Huber Learning Community.

IPE 220– Adult Health and Development Program. 3 credits. Offered fall.
In this academic course and outreach program to adults age 55+ in the surrounding community, JMU students are trained to work 1:1 with the older adults, to apply aging and intergenerational theory and to critically analyze the outcomes from their interactions.

IPE/NSG/SOWK/HTH 314– Rural Healthcare: An Interdisciplinary Approach. 3 credits. Offered May.
Students study, observe and participate in interdisciplinary assessment, planning and delivery of community-based primary health care in partnership with residents and agencies of a host rural county. Learning activities will emphasize rural culture, rural health care and interprofessional practice.

IPE 320– Adult Health and Development Program-Leadership. 3 credits. Offered fall.
Both an academic course and an outreach program to adults age 55+ in the surrounding community, this course offers JMU students who have previously participated in the program the opportunity to become Senior Staff who provide program leadership, oversight & implementation to the program. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and completion of IPE 220.

IPE 391 - Introduction to Informatics for Healthcare Professionals. 1 credit. Offered spring.
An interprofessional introduction to Informatics In health care focusing on technology, data, Information and knowledge, and their applications in health care. Emerging trends and issues are examined.

IPE 415– Ethical Decision-making in Healthcare: An Interprofessional Approach. 0 or 1 credit. Offered fall and spring.
Health care ethics is a shared, relevant concern among health and human service disciplines and is an ideal vehicle for students from different fields to learn about one another’s disciplines and to participate in interprofessional team analysis, discussion, and problem-solving. We have designed an integrated cross-disciplinary learning experience for students interested in the complex, real-world dilemmas encountered in practice. The readings and activities will emphasize ethical, legal, moral and spiritual issues and principles for practice within the context of communicating in interprofessinal teams. (Elective)

IPE 440– International Health and Human Services in Malta. 4 credits.
This May session, study abroad course examines health issues in Malta and provides a team oriented project experience. Project participation, tours, and arranged meetings with local experts are used to illustrate health related problems that apply globally and which are compared and contrasted with those in the United States.

IPE 490– Special Topics in Health & Human Services. 0-4 credits.
This course involves topics of special interest in the area of health and human services but is open to all students. The focus of specific courses is identified for specific offerings. Courses are offered based on faculty and student interests. Examples of courses offered recently include:

  • Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Health Care
  • Interprofessional Practice: Collaboration in Early Intervention
  • Interprofessional Rural Healthcare and Health Care Systems
  • Interprofessional Practice: Behavioral Health in Primary Care
  • Health and Human Services in Costa Rica: An Inter-professional Perspective
  • Health Policy Research Analysis
  • Innovations in Inter-professional Practice: A Case Study on Autism Spectrum Disorders

IPE 590– Special Topics in Health & Human Services. 0-4 credits.
This course involves topics of special interest in the area of health and human services but is open to all students. The focus of specific courses is identified for specific offerings. Courses are offered based on faculty and student interests. Examples include:

  • Innovations in Inter-professional Practice: A Case Study on Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Interprofessional Practice: Behavioral Health in Primary Care
  • Health and Human Services in Costa Rica: An Inter-professional Perspective
  • Interprofessional Practice: Collaboration in Early Intervention