IPCP Micro-credential Digital Badges

Digital Badge 1: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice - Foundations

In this digital badge, health professions students will learn the foundational knowledge of interprofessional collaborative practice, the four IPEC Core Competencies, and the rationale for interprofessional collaborative practice for improving health outcomes and strengthening our healthcare system. Students will collaborate with students from other health professions to use existing evidence to develop strategies to optimize healthcare for individuals and populations; learn the roles and responsibilities of members of the healthcare team; discuss team development and its importance in healthcare provision; and learn strategies to manage disagreements and ethical dilemmas. There are three learning activities required to earn this digital badge.

Learning Activities 

  • Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Online Modules
  • Fall Interprofessional Forum
  • Spring Interprofessional Forum 

Digital Badge 2: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice - Communication and Teamwork

In this digital badge, health professions students will develop interprofessional communication and teamwork skills. Using simulation-based learning experiences, students will collaborate with other health professions students to provide effective person-centered and population-based care; to effectively communicate with team members, care recipients, family members, and other professionals; to provide and receive feedback; to resolve conflict; and to work effectively within a team.

Learning Activities

  • Interprofessional Simulation Experiences

Digital Badge 3: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice - Healthcare Practice

In this digital badge, health professions students will develop interprofessional collaborative practice skills by engaging in collaborative practice in the healthcare setting. Students will collaborate with patients and healthcare providers to deliver high quality, ethical healthcare services to patients and populations; demonstrate respect for cultural diversity and individual differences in interactions with patients, community members, and the healthcare team; communicate clearly and respectfully with patients, families, and health team members, to provide information, discuss care plans and decisions, and manage conflict; and engage in interprofessional teamwork to provide care, promote health, and prevent disease and disability.

Learning Activities

  • Interprofessional Healthcare Practice Experiences