TTUHSC Quality Enhancement Plan

Vision & Purpose


The overarching, long-term vision of the IT initiative is to establish an institutional culture that is committed to the values of interprofessional education and care, including collaboration, communication, and coordination.


The primary purpose of IT is to prepare graduates to be leaders in the dynamic health care environment by promoting the knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes required to provide high quality, safe, individualized care for patients as members of an interprofessional team.

Summative and Formative Student Learning Outcomes

Summative Student Learning Outcomes

Formative Student Learning Outcomes

Evaluate individual perceptions of interprofessional teamwork in the healthcare industry.
  • Describe the knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes required for an individual to function as an effective member of an interprofessional team.
  • Identify the roles and diverse perspectives of interprofessional teamwork, including responsibilities, expertise, background, knowledge, and values of team members.
  • Demonstrate heightened awareness and appreciation of the potential benefits of interprofessional teamwork.
Apply successfully the knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes inherent in effective interprofessional teamwork during simulated healthcare experiences.
  • Demonstrate evidence-based decision-making while participating collaboratively as a member of an interprofessional team.
  • Demonstrate basic group skills, including communication, negotiation, conflict resolution, delegation, time management, and assessment of group dynamics.
  • Participate as a collegial member of an interprofessional team to coordinate and individualize patient care to ensure excellence, continuity, and reliability, even when team members are in different physical locations.

Operational Goals for Implementation

Achievement of the stated purpose and student learning outcomes will require transformation of the current health professions educational process and environment. Thus, implementation of the Interprofessional Teamwork (IT) will focus on the following four operational goals:

Goal 1. Create an administrative infrastructure to support interprofessional education.

Goal 2. Provide faculty development opportunities to support the development and implementation of IT pedagogies and modalities.

Goal 3. Establish a culture of interprofessional education by developing IT learning opportunities and facilitating the integration of these opportunities into existing curricula.

Goal 4. Provide the technical expertise and infrastructure necessary to facilitate interconnectivity among individuals even when they are in different geographic locations and/or time zones.

Interprofessional Teamwork Definitions