A Curriculum for an Interprofessional Seminar on Integrated Primary Care: Developing Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

J Allied Health. Fall 2018;47(3):e61-e66.


Health care is increasingly delivered through team-based, collaborative strategies with interprofessional education as an important mechanism for building interprofessional practice competencies. This paper describes an Interprofessional Seminar on Integrated Primary Care (IS-IPC) designed to meet this educational need with interprofessional team-based learning as the foundation of an iterative process such that education and practice inform one another. The IS-IPC can be used to educate an interprofessional group of learners about key topics relevant to working together in integrated primary care. The IS-IPC describes steps in developing an interprofessional seminar, common challenges, and their solutions in creating interprofessional learning experiences, and eight foundational content modules containing an outline and curricular resources. The IS-IPC facilitates interprofessional educator partnerships at the local level and can be customized to fit the local environment, pedagogical philosophy, and learning objectives.

MeSH terms

  • Allied Health Occupations / education*
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Curriculum
  • Health Policy
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations*
  • Leadership
  • Patient Care Team
  • Primary Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Quality Improvement / organization & administration