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Interprofessional Courses

Graduate students may take up to four credits of courses designated interprofessional for credit. Programs must approve the courses. The courses will not count toward the Graduate School minimum requirements (30 credits for the master's degree).

Interprofessional courses recently offered include: CIPP 906 Issues in Adolescent Health (2 credits), CIPP 908 Intimate Human Behavior (1 credit), CIPP 909 Responsible Conduct of Research (1-2 credits), CIPP 921 Health and Homelessness (1 credit), and CIPP 920 Stop AIDS (1 credit). Check the Graduate School's Course Schedule Booklet for current offerings.

Current Courses:

CIPP 907 Research Ethics (1)
Examines various aspects of research ethics, including data collection and ownership, the use of human and animal subjects, responsibilities of authorship, and how to identify and handle conflicts of interest and scientific misconduct. (Most of these encompass the roles of both the researcher and the institution.) Each two-hour session begins with a brief introduction on the given topic, followed by small group discussions of relevant cases. Grading is based on group participation and required leadership of at least one group discussion. All students and postdoctoral fellows seeking federal training grant support must take CIPP 907 or its equivalent (CIPP 909). Training grant faculty members must lead and participate in discussions on a rotating basis. Postdoctoral fellows and students not needing the credit hours may sign up for the course without formal credit or grading, but they must participate fully. Anyone who fails to do so will not meet training grant requirements.

 CIPP 909 Responsible Conduct of Research (1-2)
Prepares students for the ethical responsibilities of research. Topics include scientific integrity; research ethics and the ethical decision-making process; data handling and management; authorship; peer review; conflicts of interest; defining, identifying, and handling fraud and misconduct; animal and human research; genetics and reproduction; ownership of data and intellectual property; and the role of scientist in society. The course includes lectures, seminar discussions, and class exercises. Grading is based on class participation and a written paper.

CIPP 924 Geriatric Imperative Minimester (3)
Provides an overview of interprofessional clinical issues in working with older adults in health care settings, both institutional and community based. Topics include the comprehensive geriatric assessment, physical rehabilitation, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, oral health, medication management, health promotion, dementia and care giving, grandparents as parents, cross-cultural issues in working with older adults, health care decision making, palliative care, humor as a key to coping, and the senior center experience.

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