Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Micro-credential

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The Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP) Micro-credential Program provides UB health professions students with learning experiences to develop the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Core Competencies for Collaborative Practice - interprofessional values and ethicsroles and responsibilities of healthcare providers, interprofessional communication, and teamwork. The IPCP Micro-Credential Program includes three digital badges: IPCP - Foundations, IPCP- Communication and Teamwork, IPCP- Healthcare Practice. Evidence of these competencies provides graduates with a certified credential to distinguish themselves as interprofessional collaborative healthcare practitioners. 

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With today’s complex medical environment, employers are seeking health professionals prepared to work collaboratively within the healthcare team. Upon completion of the three required digital badges, students will earn the Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Micro-credential.

Quick Facts:

Who is eligible for the IPCP Micro-credential?

This program is open to UB students enrolled in a participating health professions program. This includes students in the programs of athletic training, dental medicine, dietetics, health law, healthcare management, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, public health, and social work. This micro-credential will distinguish you as an interprofessional collaborative health practitioner. All students participating in this micro-credential will be automatically enrolled.  There is no need for you to do anything regarding enrollment. 

How long will it take to complete the IPCP Micro-credential?

More than three semesters.

How will I know I'm enrolled to earn the IPCP Micro-credential?

Information regarding enrollment will be availble in October 2018. 

What will I earn when I complete the IPCP Micro-credential?

You will earn a notation on your academic transcript as well as a series of digital badges that you may use on your digital resume or social media sites. You will be awarded digital badges issued through Credly.

What is Credly?

UB digital badges are issued through the platform Credly. With Credly, you will be able to display your skills and accomplishments to employers, colleagues and peers. With questions about using Credly, please contact the Office of MicroCredentials: or (716) 645-1357

Is there a cost to earn the IPCP Micro-credential?

There is no additional cost in earning the digital badges and IPCP Micro-Credential. 

Program Overview

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The IPCP Micro-Credential verifies, validates, and attests that specific interprofessional collaboration skills and competencies, established by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative, have been achieved.

IP Forum.

The Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Micro-Credential includes three digital badges: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice- Foundations, Interprofessional Collaborative Practice- Communication and Teamwork, Interprofessional Collaborative Practice- Healthcare Practice.


Students will be able to describe their interprofessional collaborative practice knowledge and skills to prospective employers, many of whom are looking for talented healthcare professionals who not only understand the importance of collaborative practice, but also have experience in communication and teamwork in the healthcare setting.

Generic Digital Badge.

When you complete a micro-credential program you will earn a digital badge, or a series of digital badges. A digital badge is an icon, (but it is not a static image in that is is click-able), that houses information including the issuing institution, the date earned, the criteria required to earn the badge and the evidence that shows that you have met the required criteria. 

Student during IP Forum.

After completing this micro-credential, students will have documentation certifying their skills in interprofessional collaborative practice. This includes the four IPEC Core Competencies of: Values and Ethics, Roles and Responsibilities, Interprofessional Communication, Teams and Teamwork.