Interprofessional Quality and Patient Safety

Interprofessional Quality and Patient Safety (IPEC 502)


The Interprofessional Quality and Safety Course is a one-credit course for students from health administration, pharmacy, nursing, and medicine. Built on the profession-specific competencies from each area, the course engages the students in teams to explore and understand unifying concepts underlying the delivery of high-quality care. Through the course, students learn about the science of safety, the approach to quality improvement, and the behaviors, such as adequate handoffs and appropriate escalation, critical to improving care. Students complete the course with the foundation to lead quality improvement across professional boundaries.

Learners will be notified of assigned team and location about a week prior to class via their respective programs, along with a link to the course eLearning site, formerly known as Blackboard.  Please contact course director, Dr. Darci Bowles at dbowles@vcu.edu with any questions.