IP 499. Topic/. 1-6 Hour.

This interprofessional course provides the opportunity for collaborative offerings that engage faculty and students across disciplines. Accordingly, the topics selected will reflect the interest of students and faculty.

IP 730. Interprofessional Collaboration in Rural Public Health. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to provide experiential interprofessional educational opportunities to students in the healthcare professions, with a focus on public health and health disparities in the State of Maine. Students from across the College of Health and Education (COHE) - undergraduate Nursing, graduate programs in Nursing (Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator programs), Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy - as well as students from the School of Pharmacy (SOP) - will collaborate in studying, developing and implementing strategies to improve the overall health of the people of Maine. There are two primary goals to be achieved through this course: 1) to provide an interprofessional learning environment that allows undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in healthcare professions programs to develop and maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values and, 2) to provide COHE and SOP students with an understanding of the issues of health disparities in a rural state and offer new paradigms for an interprofessional collaborative approach to care. Prerequisite(s): NU 700 or ( Major=MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling or Major=MS Occupational Therapy or Major=Doctor of Physical Therapy or Major=Doctor of Pharmacy).