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Interprofessional Education

Resources to Support Interprofessional Education The resources on this guide will support the teaching and learning of students as well as researchers who have an interest in or participate in interprofessional (IP) learning or teaching activities.

Core Competency #2

Use the knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the health care needs of patients and to promote and advance the health of populations. (Roles/Responsibilities)

Roles & Responsibilities Sub-competencies:


Communicate one’s roles and responsibilities clearly to patients, families, community members, and other professionals.
RR2. Recognize one’s limitations in skills, knowledge, and abilities.
RR3. Engage diverse professionalswho complement one’s own professional expertise, as well as associated resources, to develop strategies to meet specific health and healthcareneeds of patients and populations.
RR4. Explain the roles and responsibilities of other providers and how the team works together to provide care, promote health, and prevent disease.
RR5. Use the full scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities of professionals from health and other fields to provide care that is safe, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable.
RR6. Communicate with team members to clarify each member’s responsibility in executing components of a treatment plan or public health intervention
RR7. Forge interdependent relationships with other professions within and outside of the health system to improve care and advance learning.
RR8. Engage in continuous professional and interprofessional development to enhance team performance and collaboration.
RR9. Use unique and complementary abilities of all members of the team to optimize health and patient care
RR10. Describe how professionals in health and other fields can collaborate and integrate clinical care and public health interventions to optimize population health.