IPE Faculty/Preceptor Development Program - a microcredential

The purpose of IPE is to prepare health profession students for interprofessional practice by teaching collaborative practice competencies within the context of interprofessional teams. All health professions now require the integration of interprofessional education into their curricula. Faculty and Preceptors must be prepared to integrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for effective collaborative practice into the curricula of both the preclinical and clinical years of training.

Faculty and Preceptors are encouraged to participate in earning a Microcredential in Interprofessional Education. A Microcredential is a competency-based, specialized certification, a formalized way to verify, validate, and attest specific skills or competencies have been achieved through a rigorous, meaningful and high-quality training process. Microcredential are generally more narrowly focused and offered in shorter, more flexible timespans, than traditional degrees and certificates Completion of this Microcredential will demonstrate scholarship in the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to facilitate the integration of interprofessional education into health professions curricula.

The Faculty/Preceptor Development IPE Microcredential is available through the UNTHSC Department of Academic Innovation, in partnership with the UNTHSC Department of Interprofessional Education and Practice. The program utilizes online, asynchronous and synchronous, learning.


IPE Microcredential Overview:

Participants who earn an IPE Certificate complete a team project, 12 hours of online training (to include reading required texts), and 10.5 hours of in-person training via Zoom (11:30 to 1:00 CST pm) on the following Fridays:

1. September 10, 2021

2. September 24, 2021

3. October 8, 2021

4. October 22, 2021

5. November 5, 2021

6. November 19, 2021

7. December 3, 2021


Faculty will demonstrate the application of online training through interprofessional team-based projects during the in-person sessions. To register and earn the Microcredential, faculty must commit to completing all pre-work assignments, attending each session in its entirety, and successfully completing a teamwork project. The teamwork project will require teams meet regularly outside of the synchronous in-person Zoom sessions. * One excused absence is allowed.


Program Fees:

• Registration and Continuing Education Credit - $500.00

• Estimate Cost of 2 Required Textbooks - $80.00 {registrant is to purchase books}


For more information and to register go to: https://learningplus.unthsc.edu/

Event Date: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:30pm CDT to Friday, December 03, 2021 - 1:30am CST
Blended learning units, which include asynchronous online learning modules and synchronous sessions via Zoom. https://learningplus.unthsc.edu/