Interprofessional Virtual Geriatrics Case

Interprofessional Virtual Geriatrics Case (IPEC 561)


The Interprofessional Virtual Geriatrics Case is a collaborative experience for students from nursing, pharmacy, and medicine. The case system guides students in collaboration of managing an older adult through four episodes of care. In the case system, each profession receives discipline-specific information and enters a synthesis of this information into the case system. Students then use this information to answer questions individually. Once everyone has answered the individual questions, students collaborate to answer the same questions as a group with the support of an electronic message board.

Through this process, students learn about each other and how to work together to improve patient outcomes. This approach has been featured in a number of national forums, and the web-based case system is being used at several other academic institutions. Please contact course director, Dr. Alan Dow at alan.dow@vcuhealth.org with any questions.