Teaching Students Team-based Care
Interprofessional Education (IPE) at the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences simulates the real world of health care. By learning how to work effectively in teams with diverse disciplines, students graduate prepared to work in a team-based environment once they begin work in their respective fields.Recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the World Health Organization, IPE has the potential to help:
- Improve quality of patient care
- Lower costs
- Decrease length of stay
- Reduce medical errors
Thanks to our wide range of health profession programs, we are uniquely qualified to deliver programs and courses that provide students with experience working across disciplines. In just one recent example, students from nursing, medical laboratory sciences, nutritional sciences, exercise physiology and public health worked as a team at Summit ElderCare in Lowell to provide quality care for residents.