Interprofessional Education, or IPE, refers to a specific set of programming. This varies from other campus opportunities where our students learn or participate together for different purposes than IPE.
A few examples of other opportunities:
Interdisciplinary Education is slightly different where programming draws on the knowledge and expertise of each field to enable fuller consideration of complex problems and more options for action.
Multiprofessional Education occurs when students from two or more professions learn/practice along side each other in parallel programming without interaction.
Interprofessional is most often used in the clinical or practical setting. Interdisciplinary is more commonly used in describing the education process.
Discipline & Profession Example:
- Discipline: Occupational Science
- Profession: Occupational Therapy