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Online: PT 2011: Interprofessional Education: All Aboard
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Presenters: John H.V. Gilbert, Ph.D., FCAHS; Madeline Schmitt, PhD, RN, FAAN; Barbara Fifield Brandt, PhD; Gail M. Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA; Irma Ruebling, PT, MS; Leigh Ann Hewston, PT, MEd; Marcia Levinson, PT, PhD, MFT; Laura Lee Swisher, PT, MDiv, PhD; Alicia D.H. Monroe, MD; Dee Schilling, PT, PhD; John Tegzes, VMD, MA, DABVT

Fee: $0 Member | $240 Nonmember (fee subject to change)
CEU: 0.8 CEUs (8.0 contact hours/CCUs) will be awarded upon successful completion of a multiple choice test. You must complete the online posttest with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit.
Course Level: Intermediate
Publication Date: August 2011


Overview | Objectives | Presenters Bios | CEU Information | System Requirements

This one-day interprofessional course targets varied health professions' faculties to participate in this program to facilitate and advance Interprofessional Education within the academy. You will have an opportunity to learn from renowned experts in the field on Interprofessional Education (IPE), gain practical lessons and insights from four US academic institutions (Thomas Jefferson University, University of South Florida, St Louis University, Western University) that have implemented Interprofessional Education, and design strategies to implement and enhance IPE within your academic institution!

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After completing this module, you should be able to:
  1. Distinguish interprofessional education from interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary education.

  2. Describe the current state-of-affairs with respect to interprofessional education.

  3. Define current and evolving competencies related to interprofessional education.

  4. Describe the role of interprofessional education in health professions education and specifically for physical therapist education.

  5. Describe different models of interprofessional education that exist in higher education and healthcare.

  6. Examine the essential elements required to facilitate successful implementation of interprofessional education in health professions education.

  7. Identify common barriers to interprofessional collaboration and effective strategies for countering those barriers.

  8. Apply concepts of interprofessional education to the participants' specific environment to identify an action plan needed to integrate interprofessional education within their environment.

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Presenter(s) Bios

Barbara Fifield Brandt, PhD
Brandt serves as the Associate Vice President for Education in the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center. Brandt's responsibilities include implementing AHC-wide interprofessional education, community-based education, technology-enhanced learning, and faculty development. She also serves as Director and Principal Investigator of the Minnesota Area Health Education Center Network and the Associate Director of the Clinical Translational Science Institute. Brandt serves as chair of the founding Board of Directors of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative. Brandt holds a Master of Education and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Adult and Continuing Education with a specialty in continuing professional education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Madeline H. Schmitt, PhD, RN, FAAN
Schmitt is a nurse-sociologist who, until retirement, was Professor and Independence Foundation Chair in Nursing and Interprofessional Education at the University of Rochester (NY), School of Nursing. She consults and presents nationally and internationally on collaborative practice and Interprofessional Education (IPE). She is currently a founding Board member of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative, and major consultant for Collaborating Across Borders III, planned in Tucson, AZ for November 2011. She is sole or co-author of more than 100 professional publications. Among her honors is the induction as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 1977 and the National Academies of Practice in 2000, which honored her with their Award for Interdisciplinary Creativity.

Gail Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Jensen is the Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Creighton University. In addition, she is a Professor of Physical Therapy in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions and Faculty Associate, Center for Health Policy and Ethics. She has collaborated on several books, including Handbook of Teaching for Physical Therapists; Expertise in Physical Therapy Practice; Educating for Moral Action: A Sourcebook in Health and Rehabilitation Ethics and most recently, Leadership in Interprofessional Education and Practice. She is a recipient of the American Physical Therapy Association's Golden Pen Award, Lucy Blair Service Award, and in 2002, was named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA. She will present the 42nd Mary McMillan Lecturer at PT 2011.

John H.V. Gilbert, PhD, FCAHS
Gilbert is founding Principal and Professor Emeritus, College of Health Disciplines, UBC where he was also founding Director of the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, and Director of the School of Rehabilitation Sciences. It was his vision and leadership that led to the concept of interprofessional education being developed as a central tenet of team-based collaborative patient-centred practice and care. These concepts are now being developed by many universities, colleges, and institutes as part of health sciences training across Canada.

Dee Schilling, PT, PhD
Schilling serves as Department Chair at Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA. She received her physical therapist degree from Emory University, MS in Rehabiliation Medicine from the University of Washington, and a collaborative PhD in Special Education and Rehabilitation from the University of Washington. She has over 30 years of pediatric clinical practice in the school-based setting. She has a history of participation in interdisciplinary research, teaching, and clinical practice. She has published interprofessionally across disciplines including education and occupational therapy journals, contributed to multiple texts, and serves as a reviewer for the Physical Therapy Journal and the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. She currently serves on the University Interprofessional Education Implementation Committee and Interprofessional Education Curriculum Committee.

John Tegzes, VMD, MA, DABVT
Tegzes is a board-certified Veterinary Toxicologist, who is currently a professor of Toxicology and Director of Year 1 curriculum at the College of Veterinary Medicine of Western University of Health Sciences. His career in health sciences began with an undergraduate degree in Nursing, after which he practiced in both inpatient acute care and community/public health settings. Because of a strong passion to work with animals, he returned to school pursuing a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. He graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. After spending several years in small animal practice, he completed a residency in clinical and diagnostic toxicology at the University of California, Davis. At Western University, he is one of the founding faculty members and designers of the Interprofessional Education program that spans nine health professions, including veterinary medicine and physical therapy. In addition to small animal practice, Tegzes has worked for the Oregon Poison Center at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon and for the California Poison Control System. He has been at Western University since 2003.

Irma Ruebling, PT, MA
Ruebling is an Assistant Professor and the past-Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at Saint Louis University Doisy College of Health Sciences. Ruebling earned her master's degree in education from Saint Louis University, a bachelor's of arts degree in biology from Grinnell College, and physical therapy education at the University of Iowa. Since 1997, she has been active in numerous interprofessional education activities at Saint Louis University and was appointed as Director of Interprofessional Education in 2006.

Leigh Ann Hewston, PT, Med, CEEAA
Hewston received her B.S. in Physical Therapy from West Virginia University and her M.Ed. in Exercise Physiology from Temple University. She is a steering committee member for the Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center (JCIPE) and has been involved in the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of several IPE initiatives at Thomas Jefferson University including the Jefferson Health Mentors Program (JHMP). JHMP is a 2-year interprofessional required curriculum for all entering medical, BSN nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, and couples and family therapy students. Hewston is currently in the dissertation phase in the PhD Physical Therapy Program at Novasoutheastern University where she is investigating the role of the health mentor in the JHMP.

Marcia Levinson, PT,PhD, MFT
Marcia Levinson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. She has over 30 years of clinical experience in pediatrics with a focus in Early Intervention. Levinson teaches several courses in the core PT curriculum including Physical Therapists as Learners and Teachers, Motor Development through the Lifespan, Pediatrics and Clinical Care Plan: Interprofessional Course. She received the Thomas Jefferson Dean's Faculty Achievement Award, 2008. She is director of Camp Susquehanna, Lancaster, PA and Executive Director and co-founder of Camp Sababa, Israel, camps for children with burns. She received her PhD from Walden University in Clinical Child Development, MS advanced degree in Pediatric Physical Therapy, Drexel University, and a MS degree, Drexel University, in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Laura Lee Swisher, PT, MDiv, PhD
Swisher is the Coordinator of Professional Education and Associate Professor at the University of South Florida (USF) in the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences. She is also the Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Education in the College of Medicine at USF. Swisher is a 1986 physical therapy graduate of the University of Tennessee, Memphis. Swisher is the author of journal publications about ethics and interprofessional education, including The Revised APTA Code of Ethics for Physical Therapists and Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant: Theory, Purpose, Process and Significance in Physical Therapy Journal, co-authored by Peggy Hiller.

Alicia D.H. Monroe, MD
Monroe is the Vice Dean for Educational Affairs at the University of South Florida College of Medicine (USF COM). She joined the USF faculty as a professor of family medicine in July 2008. Prior to her move to Tampa, FL, Monroe was at Brown University where she served as Associate Dean for Diversity at Brown's Warren Alpert Medical School. Monroe is an expert in creating educational programs and courses to support the professional development of students, residents and junior faculty. She has taught physician-patient communication and counseling skills to medical students and residents for more than 20 years. Monroe earned her MD from Indiana University School of Medicine, and completed an internship in psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC, and a residency in family medicine at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She recently completed the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (ELAM), as well as the Macy Mentorship Program in Health Communication.

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CEU Information

On successful completion of the examination, 0.8 CEUs (8.0 contact hours/CCUs) and a certificate of completion will be awarded. The American Physical Therapy Association has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. Provider (#380).

Many state agencies recognize APTA as a recognized or approved provider for continuing education. The following state agencies have granted prior approval for this continuing education offering:

  • California Physical Therapy Association: CPTA2014-2015
  • Nevada Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: 0.8 Units
  • Ohio State Board of Physical Therapy: 15S0221
  • Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision: 8 Category B Hours
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association: 1609016TX

Please note: Licensees should verify with their state licensing board for acceptance of continuing education units by reviewing the relevant state practice act and/or administrative code.

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System Requirements
Online Course: This course consists of a narrated PowerPoint® presentation and a posttest. Handouts, when made available by the presenters, are available as downloadable PDFs within the course. Computer System Requirements.

Recommended Internet Connection: 
The PT 2011 repurposed courses are presented using streaming video technology.  We recommend users have at least a high-speed cable or DSL connection.  Dial up modems and/or Satellite Internet connections are not recommended.

Keywords: Education, Professional Issues

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