Student Research Week: An Interprofessional Interview, Panel Discussion, and Case Study

TTUHSC Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) Experience

Title of the Interprofessional Practice and Education Experience

Student Research Week: An Interprofessional Interview, Panel Discussion, and Case Study

Experience Status


Approval Date Range

2/7/2020 - 8/30/2024

Criteria for Registering the IPE Experience

  • Involvement of two or more professions.
  • Opportunities to learn about, from, and with one another.
  • Significant interactivity between participants.
  • Teaching and/or learning about interprofessional practice and education is intentionally integrated into the activity. Interprofessional practice and education constructs are targeted with IPE learning objectives are also discussed, trained, reviewed, and/or assessed as part of the learning activity.

Type of IPE Experience

  • Case-based and/or problem-based learning
  • Workshop, interactive demo, or small group activity
  • Interprofessional Interview and Panel Discussion

IPEC Core Competencies Targeted by this IPE Experience

  • Roles and Responsibilities: Use the knowledge of one’s own role and team members’ expertise to address individual and population health outcomes.
  • Teams and Teamwork: Apply values and principles of the science of teamwork to adapt one's own role in a variety of team settings.

Quintuple Aim Strategic Goals Discussed in this IPE Experience

  • Improving patient and/or population health outcomes

Detailed Description and Purpose of the IPE Experience

Every year, students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) at Texas Tech University Health Sciences (TTUHSC) host Student Research Week (SRW). SRW is an engaging event where students from various schools have the opportunity to showcase their research, collaborate together, and engage with keynote speakers throughout the week. SRW is held annually in March on the Lubbock campus.

During SRW, students are offered the opportunity to participate in an IPE learning activity that includes interprofessional interviews with poster presenters, an interprofessional panel discussion, and a small group case study discussion. To receive IPE credit, students will participate in all three interprofessional education SRW activities.

1. Interprofessional interviews with poster presenters: Students are required to interact with students from other schools to get a basic understanding of the research other professions conduct, as well as the roles and responsibilities of the other profession. Students are required to interview at least 2 students from a differing profession outside their school/department. The presenters will sign off on the IPE interprofessional interview form, showing that students interacted with them to learn more about other professions.

2. Interprofessional panel discussion: An interprofessional panel of faculty and SRW topic experts will discuss roles and responsibilities of their profession and how this relates to clinical and basic science research. Students will have the opportunity to ask panelists questions and learn more about collaborative research, teamwork, and roles/responsibilities.

3. Interprofessional case study: Students will participate in a small group discussion during a case study luncheon to address a topical case study relevant to the theme of SRW. They will discuss the case, report how their professions would address the case study, what they would do to resolve the issue at hand, and would then present these findings to the entire group. Faculty members will facilitate conversations to help students understand the roles of each profession and how the professions work in collaboration with each other. This will culminate in an open dialogue between students and faculty members from different schools and professions within TTUHSC to help all students better understand the roles of their counterparts. Learner outcomes of the interprofessional case student are: Students will gain a better understanding of other professions, how they would address a medically relevant issue, and how they would work together to resolve it.

Level of IPE Integration

  • 1. Foundations Level: Consists of introductory learning activities that provide learners with the opportunity to interact and learn from professionals and peers from disciplines beyond their own. The desired outcome for activities offered at this level is that learners will gain a deeper understanding of their profession while gaining an appreciation for the perspective and roles of other professions.

Attendance or Participation in the IPE Experience

  • Voluntary basis

Frequency of the IPE Experience

  • 01. Annually
  • This learning activity will occur once yearly in March, during Student Research Week.

Duration and/or Timeline of the IPE Experience

  • 01. up to 1 hour
  • The learning activity will last for 1 hour, during the Friday luncheon of Student Research Week.

Campus and/or Location of the IPE Experience

  • Lubbock

Average Number of Learners Participating in the IPE Experience

  • 02. 51 to 100
  • As this is the first IPE event during Student Research Week, we are unsure of the number of expected participants. However, we typically have 75-100 students and faculty members attend the Friday luncheon.

Target Audiences

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Audiences

  • Biomedical Sciences, MS
  • Biomedical Sciences, PhD
  • Biotechnology, MS
  • Graduate Medical Sciences, MS
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences, MS
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences, PhD

School of Health Professions Audiences

  • Addiction Counseling, MS
  • Athletic Training, MAT
  • Audiology, AuD
  • Medical Laboratory Science (Certificate)
  • Medical Laboratory Science (Second Degree), BS
  • Medical Laboratory Science, BS
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS
  • Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, MS
  • Healthcare Administration, MS
  • Healthcare Management, BS
  • Molecular Pathology, MS
  • Physical Therapy, DPT
  • Rehabilitation Science, ScD
  • Physician Assistant Studies, MPAS
  • Rehabilitation Science, PhD
  • Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (Second Degree), BS
  • Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, BS
  • Speech-Language Pathology, MS
  • Occupational Therapy, OTD
  • Occupational Therapy (Post-Professional), OTD-P

School of Medicine Audiences

  • MS 1
  • MS 2
  • MS 3
  • MS 4
  • Residents

School of Nursing Audiences

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Graduate MSN
  • Post-Master’s/Advanced Practice
  • RN to BSN
  • Second Degree BSN
  • Traditional BSN
  • Veteran BSN

School of Pharmacy Audiences

  • P1
  • P2
  • P3
  • P4
  • SOP Residents

School of Population and Public Health Audiences

  • Public Health, MPH Traditional
  • Public Health, MPH Online


IPE Learning Objectives for the Experience

Values and Ethics

  • VE07. Practice trust, empathy, respect, and compassion with persons, caregivers, health professionals, and populations.
  • VE05. Value the expertise of health professionals and its impacts on team functions and health outcomes.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • RR03. Incorporate complementary expertise to meet health needs including the determinants of health.
  • RR05. Practice cultural humility in interprofessional teamwork.


  • C03. Communicate clearly with authenticity and cultural humility, avoiding discipline-specific terminology.
  • C01. Communicate one’s roles and responsibilities clearly.

Teams and Teamwork

  • TT04. Use shared leadership practices to support team effectiveness.
  • TT03. Practice team reasoning, problem-solving, and decision-making.
  • TT05. Apply interprofessional conflict management methods, including identifying conflict cause and addressing divergent perspectives.
  • TT06. Reflect on self and team performance to inform and improve team effectiveness.
  • TT07. Share team accountability for outcomes.

Type of Learner Assessment Administered

  • Self-reflection with facilitated debrief

Formal Assessment Protocol used, if Applicable

Type of Program Evaluation Administered

  • Planning committee feedback/evaluation

Provide Details on the Potential Sustainability of the IPE Experience

  • Dedicated personnel
  • Dedicated resources
  • This IPE event will be sustainable from year to year, as the committee will be able to choose a new case study topic each year, without having to create a new IPE event each year.

Provide Dedicated Funding Sources:

  • Decentralized school or program funding

Roles of Faculty/Staff in the IPE Experience:

  • Facilitators
  • Instructors and/or preceptors
  • Faculty members will facilitate the case study and discussions at the Friday luncheon, as well as sign off on students’ forms to indicate participation in and completion of the IPE event.

Additional Information About the IPE Experience, if Necessary

IPE Experience Organizer

  • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Contact Person(s) and Contact Information for the IPE Experience

Theresa Byrd, DrPH
Associate Dean and Chair
Department of Public Health
3601 4th Street STOP 9430
Lubbock, Texas 79430-9430
Phone: 806-743-1195