Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
at Washington University Medical Campus

IP Curriculum Activity Repository

Do you have an IPE activity or initial idea that you would like added to the repository of the IPE activities on campus?

The Curriculum and Assessment Committee is indexing the IPE activities that exist outside of the Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education to provide support and connections to other programs if desired.

Example: Breathe Easy: Interprofessional Education Enhances Asthma-Related Knowledge

  • Learners: Second-year pharmacy and medicine students participate in an interprofessional activity related to asthma management.
  • Activity overview: IPE activity began with an individual quiz to assess baseline knowledge of asthma management and inhaler devices. Next, students in interprofessional groups discussed their respective curricula in general and then, more specifically, their asthma coursework. Groups proceeded through asthma-related cases and prompts to highlight the different expertise among professions. Medical students demonstrated the steps in a pulmonary physical exam and described lung sounds. Pharmacy students demonstrated inhaler device technique on placebo inhalers and described barriers to their use. Collaboratively, the students created a patient-specific, evidence-based plan to optimize the asthma management for a patient case, while facilitators from both professions were available for guidance throughout the activity. The last activity was an individual post-quiz to reassess students’ asthma and inhaler device knowledge.
  • Read more about this example in the Fall 2019 CIPE Newsletter

Click here to add your submission to the repository.