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Interprofessional Practice Education - Faculty/Preceptor Development Microcredential Spring 2024

Time limit: 180 days

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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.

Estimated Hours to Complete: 40

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 Division of Academic Innovation (DAI), in partnership with the UNTHSC Department of Interprofessional Education and Practice. The program utilizes online, asynchronous and synchronous, learning.

Enrollment in this course includes access to all online digital pre-work and seven 1.5-hour live sessions conducted via Zoom. Participants must be available to attend all seven sessions in order to complete the course successfully. All sessions run from 11:30 am -1:00 pm central time. The full course is estimated to take approximately 40 hours to complete all work.

  • April 5, 2024 11:30 am -1:00 pm CST (orientation)
  • April 12, 2024 11:30 am -1:00 pm CST
  • April 19, 2024 11:30 am -1:00 pm CST
  • April 26, 2024 11:30 am -1:00 pm CST
  • May 3, 2024 11:30 am -1:00 pm CST
  • May 10, 2024 11:30 am -1:00 pm CST
  • May 17, 2024 11:30 am -1:00 pm CST


To preview the microcredential requirements (and how the microcredential will appear in your ePortfolio after completion), follow this link: Interprofessional Education Faculty/Preceptor Development

7 – (1.5 Hour) Synchronous Online Teamwork Sessions (Active Learning Teamwork Sessions led by program faculty)

6 – (2-3 Hour) Asynchronous Online Pre-work Sessions (Module Study, Reading Assignments, Session Quizzes, Application Assignments, Reflection Essays, and Assessment Surveys done through self-study)

1 – Interprofessional Team Project to be presented at the 7th Synchronous Online Teamwork Session (Small project teams should meet at least 1 time every two weeks for project brainstorming, planning, development, and implementation and presentation planning).

2-5 – Recommended online small team meetings as needed for project planning and development.

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

The following textbooks are required for the program. It is the responsibility of each participant to gain access to the following textbooks:

  1. Slusser, M.M., Gacria, L.I., Re, Cl.-R., & McGinnis, P.Q. (2018). Foundations of interpersonal collaborative practice in health care.  Elsevier Inc.  
  2. Tannenbaum, S.I., & Salas, E. (2020). Teams that work: the seven drivers of team effectiveness. Oxford University Press. 


IPE Certificate of Distinction Overview

Upon completion of the Microcredential, faculty and preceptors may earn a Certificate of Distinction, which includes the following criteria: The Certificate of Distinction is awarded to faculty and preceptors who have complete the following criteria:

  • Earned the IPE Microcredential
  • Partnered with at least one faculty member from a different profession to develop, implement, and assess outcomes of a Department of IPEP-approved interprofessional learning experience with learners of two or more professions
  • Participated in scholarship, by sharing the outcomes of their IPE at a professional conference(s) or through the publication of an educational research article.


Accreditation and Credit Designation Statement

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.