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Foundations of Interprofessional Health Care

Effective patient-centered health care with collaboration between nurses, pharmacists, physicians, social workers and other disciplines has become increasingly important.

The Foundations of Interprofessional Health Care certificate provides leadership skills and development for future health care professionals who will be expected to work as effective team members.

What are the features of Casper’s program?

This is a two-semester program available to any health science program student or pre-health science student.

All courses will be offered online with one exception: The Interprofessional Health Care Team (HLTK 2560) course will be offered in a hybrid format with four required classes held on campus.

Students who complete this certificate will be able to:

  • Understand their learning and leadership styles.
  • Understand the roles and scopes of health care professionals outside their discipline.
  • Understand general health care and services available in the United States.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal abilities and communication sufficient to interact professionally and therapeutically with individuals with a variety of social, emotional, and intellectual backgrounds, including: peers, faculty, staff, administrators, and patients/clients and their families.
  • Communicate effectively in verbal, nonverbal, and written form.
  • Understand and demonstrate sufficient respect for others in non-verbal, verbal, and written communications.
  • Understand the effect that behavior, appearance, and communication have on your professional image.
  • Understand and apply concepts from team and group development, relationship-centered leadership, and collaborative interprofessional teams
  • Participate effectively in interprofessional team activities.

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

There are no pre-reqs for this program.

What courses would I take?

For requirements and more information about courses included this program, see the academic catalog.

Interested in online learning?

All or a portion of the courses in this program may be available online. Learn more about online programs and courses at Casper College.

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Contact Info

Lupe Kerr

Academic Assistant, School of Health Science

Jeff McCarty

Dean, School of Health Science

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