Digital Badge 3: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice - Healthcare Practice

Learning Objectives

Following these clinical learning experience, the learner will be able to:

  • Collaborate with patients and healthcare providers to deliver high quality health care services to patients and populations that is ethical, respectful, and follows HIPPA regulations (VE1, VE2, VE5, VE7)
  • Respect cultural diversity and individual differences in interactions with patients, community members, and the healthcare team. (VE3)
  • Describe the impact of heath professionals’ culture, values, roles and responsibilities, and expertise on health outcomes. (VE4)
  • Describe one’s own roles and responsibilities and the roles and responsibilities of other health professionals to patients, family members, and other professionals. (RR1, RR4)
  • Collaborate effectively with honesty and integrity with professionals who complement one’s own professional skills, knowledge, and abilities, and use relevant resources, to provide evidence-based and team-based care, promote health, and prevent disease. (VE9, RR2, RR3, RR4, RR9, TT3, TT4, TT10)
  • Communicate clearly and respectfully with patients, families, and health team members, to provide information, discuss care plans and decisions, and manage conflict. (CC2, CC3, CC4, CC6, TT6)
  • Explain, demonstrate, and reflect on effective teamwork, individual and team performance, and the importance of teamwork for care provision, health promotion, and disease prevention. (CC8, TT8, TT11)

(IPEC Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice are shown in parenthesis and can be found here)

Learning Activity 1: Interprofessional Simulation Experience


Students will complete four of the following interprofessional learning experiences during their clinical or practical education:

  1. Participate in five interprofessional rounds.
  2. Participate in three interprofessional patient and/or family team meetings.
  3. Shadow three different health professionals and observe and discuss their practice.
  4. Accompany a patient the student is managing to three different consultations or tests and discuss the consultant’s roles and responsibilities in the care of the patient.
  5. Participate on an interprofessional team addressing a community, environmental, or other public health issue.
  6. Lead or participate in two interprofessional in-services or community education sessions
  7. Shadow two different professionals working in the community to address social determinants of health from different professional perspectives.
  8. Participate on an interprofessional team investigating an organization’s response to changes in the health care environment.
  9. Participate on an interprofessional team investigating a new innovation in health care.
  10. Interview three different health care administrators and discuss their interactions with clinical professionals.
  11. Participate on an interprofessional team addressing health disparities for a specific population.
  12. Participate on an interprofessional team to develop, implement, or evaluate a health care or public health policy, law, or regulation.
  13. Participate on an interprofessional team to develop, implement, or evaluate a health care or public health prevention program.
  14. Work collaboratively with at least two other professions to analyze health care or public health data, and present findings.


Collected for each of the four interprofessional experiences (1 – 14) selected will include:

  • Student’s description of the learning experience
  • Preceptor’s or healthcare professional’s assessment of the student’s performance