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Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

The Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (FICP) is a curriculum for all students in UIC health profession programs including dentistry, health information management, health care administration, medicine, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, public health, and social work. Students from all 6 UIC campuses (Chicago, Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, Springfield, and Urbana-Champaign) are included bringing total yearly student participants to 1,374.

The FICP curriculum is an early exposure to interprofessional learning and provides a foundational understanding of what interprofessional collaboration is and why it is important and includes a strong focus on the values and ethics of interprofessional care.

Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice is structured as four components:

  • Module 1: An Introduction to Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
  • Module 2: The Roles and Responsibilities of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Teams
  • Module 3: Team Science and Values and Ethics in Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
  • Synchronous Session: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Immersion

In 2022, the FICP program included: Heading link

  • 13 Health science programs participate in the program across 6 regional campuses.

  • > 1,300 Students are enrolled in the program.

  • > 80 UIC faculty and staff serve as facilitators during the synchronous sessions.

Interprofessional Education Immersion Day (2018) Heading link