interprofessional teams The UAB Center for Interprofessional Education and Simulation (CIPES) is excited to team up with the UAB Center for Teaching and Learning to offer training for educators in the growing field of Interprofessional Education (IPE). This series has been developed to aid faculty, teaching students in health-related schools, add Interprofessional content to their courses. Non-health-related faculty will also find the information and tools useful to integrate into any interprofessional activity.

Interprofessional education and collaborative practice continue to gain momentum in healthcare. Educators and accreditors are now focusing on how IPE can achieve the “Quadruple Aim” of improving; Population Health, Patient Experience, Per Capita Costs, and Provider Work Life. Participants will learn what constitutes IPE at UAB, how to incorporate IPE in their activities, and what resources are available.

For more information about this workshop series, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Office of Interprofessional Curriculum) in the Center for Interprofessional Education and Simulation.

Please note: This workshop series occurs in various locations across UAB's campus, including the Learning Resource Center (LRC), Volker Hall (VH), and the School of Nursing Building (NB) rather than the CTL classroom. Be sure to verify the location of each workshop before attending.

  • March



"Interprofessional Teams: Communications" by Allison Shorten and Peter Bosworth

  • Monday, March 25, 12:00-1:00
  • Location: VH 301
  • Lunch provided for pre-registered attendees
  • See workshop descriptions below


"Ethics and Values" by Lynn Nichols and Lisa McCormick

  • Thursday, March 28, 12:00-1:00
  • Location: NB 1054
  • Lunch provided for pre-registered attendees
  • See workshop descriptions below



  • Workshop Descriptions

Interprofessional Team Roles and Responsibilities

Faculty will explore strategies that support students in learning to use the knowledge of their own role and those of other professions to support interprofessional team objectives.


Interprofessional Communication

Faculty will explore how to facilitate the development of students skills in communicating with other professionals in health and other fields in a responsive and responsible manner, while supporting an interprofessional team approach.


Interprofessional Teams and Teamwork

Faculty will be introduced to strategies that help students apply relationship-building values and the principles of interprofessional team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles.


Interprofessional Ethics and Values

Faculty will be introduced to strategies to support students in working with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values.