Annual IPE Fall Symposium: An Interprofessional Case-Based Learning Activity

TTUHSC Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) Experience

Title of the Interprofessional Practice and Education Experience

Annual IPE Fall Symposium: An Interprofessional Case-Based Learning Activity

Experience Status


Approval Date Range

5/14/2022 - 3/15/2025

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

IPEC Core Competencies Targeted by this IPE Experience

  • Communication: Communicate in a responsive, responsible, respectful, and compassionate manner with team members.
  • 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.
  • Values and Ethics: Work with team members to maintain a climate of shared values, ethical conduct, and mutual respect.

Quintuple Aim Strategic Goals Discussed in this IPE Experience

  • Advancing health equity
  • Enhancing the experience of care
  • Improving patient and/or population health outcomes

Detailed Description and Purpose of the IPE Experience

As the transition to team-based care grows within the practice environment, health professions students must learn to work effectively in teams to optimize the outcomes of the care they will ultimately provide to patients, families, and communities. The Annual IPE Fall Sympsosium is the annual IPE day for TTUHSC across all campuses. Hosted by the Office of Interprofessional Education, the event features a morning keynote speaker that highlights interprofessional practice and education and an afternoon interprofessional case-based learning activity for students. The keynote speaker will target IPE concepts through sharing professional or personal experiences, which exemplifies the connection between team-based care and improved patient outcomes.The afternoon case-based learning activity serves as the registered IPE learning activity. This portion of the IPE Fall Symposium is used as a forum to discuss teamwork, interprofessional communication tools, roles/responsibilities, and values/ethics of patient-centered care. During the case-based learning activity, interprofessional teams of students develop a collaborate plan of care for a mock patient and/or family. The objectives of this IPE Learning Activity include: 1. Develop collaborative practice skills and enhance health care knowledge by assessing, explaining, discussing, systematic reasoning, and applying interprofessional knowledge in the context of clinical case presentations for integrated learning and better long-term recall. 2. Develop and practice the four interprofessional core competencies of roles and responsibilities of health professions, teamwork, interprofessional communication, and values/ethics that will prepare our students to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and health care team members. 3. Develop the skills of critical thinking, research, evaluation (self & others), teaching, giving and receiving feedback, exploration, and collaboration/teamwork.

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

  • Certificate credit
  • Course requirement
  • Portfolio credit
  • Voluntary basis

Frequency of the IPE Experience

  • 01. Annually
  • The interprofessional case-based learning activity occurs in the afternoon of the Annual IPE Fall Symposium. The symposium occurs on the first Friday of every November.

Duration and/or Timeline of the IPE Experience

  • 02. 1 to 3 hours
  • The interprofessional case-based learning activity is a 2 hour event on the afternoon of the Annual IPE Fall Symposium.

Campus and/or Location of the IPE Experience

  • Abilene
  • Amarillo
  • Dallas
  • Lubbock
  • Midland
  • Odessa

Average Number of Learners Participating in the IPE Experience

  • 09. 1001 to 2500
  • Approximately 800 to 1600 students across all campuses participate in the activity in small groups of 14-16.

Target Audiences

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Audiences

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

School of Health Professions Audiences

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

  • VE01. Promote the values and interests of persons and populations in health care delivery, One Health, and population health initiatives.
  • VE04. Value diversity, identities, cultures, and differences.
  • VE05. Value the expertise of health professionals and its impacts on team functions and health outcomes.
  • VE07. Practice trust, empathy, respect, and compassion with persons, caregivers, health professionals, and populations.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • RR03. Incorporate complementary expertise to meet health needs including the determinants of health.
  • RR01. Include the full scope of knowledge, skills, and attitudes of team members to provide care that is person-centered, safe, cost-effective, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable.
  • RR04. Differentiate each team member’s role, scope of practice, and responsibility in promoting health outcomes.


  • C02. Use communication tools, techniques, and technologies to enhance team function, well-being, and health outcomes.
  • C04. Promote common understanding of shared goals.
  • C01. Communicate one’s roles and responsibilities clearly.

Teams and Teamwork

  • TT03. Practice team reasoning, problem-solving, and decision-making.
  • TT04. Use shared leadership practices to support team effectiveness.

Type of Learner Assessment Administered

  • Attitudinal and/or perceptions survey
  • Knowledge assessment
  • Self-efficacy or confidence scaling

Formal Assessment Protocol used, if Applicable

Type of Program Evaluation Administered

  • Activity feedback/evaluation – from faculty, facilitators, and/or preceptors
  • Activity feedback/evaluation – from learners
  • Facilitated debrief with planning committee

Provide Details on the Potential Sustainability of the IPE Experience

  • Dedicated personnel
  • Dedicated resources
  • Integrated into program curriculum
  • The Office of Interprofessional Education is committed to providing the Annual IPE Fall Symposium. This is the TTUHSC annual IPE day and highlights interprofessional practice and education with a morning keynote speaker and an afternoon case-based learning activity for students.

Provide Dedicated Funding Sources:

  • Centralized university administration funding

Roles of Faculty/Staff in the IPE Experience:

  • Facilitators
  • Planning committee members
  • Mentors
  • Volunteers
  • Faculty/staff from all schools and campuses partner with the Office of IPE to write the case study, plan the event, and serve as small group facilitators.

Additional Information About the IPE Experience, if Necessary

IPE Experience Organizer

  • Office of Interprofessional Education

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

Office of Interprofessional Education
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
3601 4th Street | STOP 6231 | Office 3B 150J | Lubbock, Texas 79430-6231
806.743.2028 | |