Stockton University has always been dedicated to Interdisciplinary education. In 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) defined Interprofessional Education (IPE) as follows: "When students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes. Once students understand how to work interprofesssionally , they are ready to enter the workplace as a member of the collaborative practice team."
Faculty from the School of Health Sciences (SHS) embraced the importance of engaging students in interprofessional learning experiences to prepare them for future careers. This initiative expanded to include collaboration with additional programs at Stockton (Education, Social Work, and Psychology) as well as community partners
To provide opportunities for Interprofessional Education (IPE) and collaboration for students, faculty, and community partners.
- Serve as a resource for curriculum and course design for IPE acitivities.
- Develop tools to assist faculty to incorporate IPE in the curricula and quantify outcomes of student, faculty and community engagament.
- Integrate the IPEC Core Competencies in University wide learning experiences.
- Implement strategies to engage students in IPE.
- Increase faculty participation in IPE activities.
- Participate in the education of community partners and other constituents related to interprofessional collaborative practice.
- Offer IPE faculty development activitites.
- Contribute to the evidence based body of knowledge related to IPE.
Clinical Education Event 2017
On Friday, December 8th, the School of Health Sciences held its fourth annual clinical education workshop, "Know the Power within You." This years theme was Star Wars.The event hosted ninety-eight clinicians from the fields of Communication Disorders, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy where they heard presentations from Stockton faculty specifically designed to enhance their ability to facilitate student learning in their practice environments. Topics of discussion included presentations on using emotional intelligence to assist in clinical education performance, identifying cultural competence and sensitivity in others, the importance of interprofessional collaborative practice, and the importance of debriefing clinical students during assessment. Presentations were given by Jennifer Calabrese, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Phil Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders, Amy Hadley, Associate Professor of Communication Disorders, Lee Ann Guenther, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Mark Adelung, Assistant Professor of Nursing, and Joyce Welliver, adjunct instructor. Amanda Copes, Director of the Speech and Hearing Clinic, served as coordinator and moderator. Pictured from left to right are: Mark Adelung, Assistant Professor of Nursing; Joyce Welliver, adjunct instructor;Amanda Copes, Director, Speech and Hearing Clinic; Jennifer Calabrese, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator; and Lee Ann Guenther, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy.