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Interprofessional Education and Development (IPED)

Ethics and Values

IPED 5001 & 5002:  Required for all health professions students
This course develops core competencies in teamwork and collaboration, values and ethics, and quality and safety for first and second year health professions students from dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy and the physician assistant program. 

The course is taught in a team-based format requiring individual preparation before each session followed by the application of that learning through team-based activities.   There are a total of 16 sessions – 8 in the first year and 8 in the second year.  5 of the sessions deal with values and ethics and include the following:

  • Introduction to Values/Ethics - Why and How?
  • Professional Responsibilities and Patient Autonomy
  • Informed Consent and Shared Decision Making
  • Conflicts of Interest in a Team Context and Abuse of Power
  • Access to Health Care and Justice

Jackie Glover, PhD serves on the IPE Council that directs the course.  Click for a 7 minute IPED overview.​