IPE Events Academic Year List

CTIPH Certificated Interprofessional Education (IPE) Events

Academic Year of Events

2023 CTIPH Event Timeline

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Introduction to Interprofessionalism

9/18/24 OR 9/20/24, Both run 3 - 5 PM

This IPE is a 2-hour online event event for colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. This IPE event focuses on professional roles and responsibilities, clinician scope of practice, and collaborative team behaviors. Teams of 5-7 students explore their own roles, educate other students about their profession, and learn how collaborative teamwork can promote positive patient outcomes.

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Pain & Substance Misuse

October & April

10/15/24 OR 10/18/24, Both run 3 - 5 PM

Registration Closes: 9/16/24, 8AM

This IPE is a 2-hour online interprofessional event that introduces learners to the opioid epidemic in Arizona and pain and substance misuse. Students learn about risk reduction messages and resources, how to identify the relationship between trauma and substance use, how to recognize signs of an opioid overdose, and how to respond to an opioid overdose using naloxone.

This course may reach capacity prior to the registration deadline.

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Weight-Inclusive Health

Fall, Spring & Summer

Next course: June 17-28, 2024

Registration closes May 18, 

This IPE is a 2-week asynchronous module explores concepts related to the public health issue of obesity in the context of a weight-inclusive model. Students participate in shared learning regarding the value of collaborative, interprofessional practice. There are approximately 3 hours of work over 2 weeks associated with this event.


AZ Cannabis

11/7/24, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
OR 11/8/24, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Registration Closes: 10/7/24, 8AM

Cannabis is Legal, Now What? This IPE is a 2-hour online introduction to Cannabis epidemiology, treatment, and safety recommendations in the context of legalization. In this activity, students will be introduced to information and invited to reflect and discuss the implications that legalized cannabis has on a range of fields, including medicine, pharmacy, public health, and social work, among others. 

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Global Health

11/15/24, 1:00 - 3:45 PM, Tucson Campus

Registration closes October 15, 8AM, unless the IPE reaches capacity prior.

This is 3.0 hour in-person interprofessional event uses a simulation curriculum focused on common challenges, both practical and emotional, faced when working in resource-limited settings. Students from colleges of medicine, pharmacy, nursing, and public health will learn to demonstrate high standards of ethical conduct and quality of care in contributions to team-based care.

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2/9/24: 8:00-10:00 AM & 1:00-3:00 PM

This IPE is a 2-hour online event that introduces students to important topics in the lives of people with disabilities. The case-based exercise teaches teams of 5-7 students the roles and functions of an interprofessional team in the delivery of patient-centered care for persons with disabilities.

Registration closes in early-January, unless the IPE reaches capacity.

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Climate and Health

Friday, 4/5/24, 2:00 - 4:30 PM, Tucson Campus

Climate and Health is limited registration for UA Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health.
This is an in-person scenario-based event on the Tucson campus that focuses on climate challenges. Teams of 5-6 students will apply their expertise with that of team members to develop and propose their plan. Registration closes March 8th, unless it reaches capacity prior.


Clinical IPE: Tobacco Cessation

April 15-22, 2024, asynchronous

Registration closes 3/29/24, unless event reaches capacity

Registration limited to: Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy

At the Clinical Tobacco Cessation IPE, healthcare students acquire tobacco cessation skills, collaborate with other professions, and practice motivational interviewing to encourage and empower patients to break free from tobacco's hold. Participants will meet with their team and complete an assignment together during the week.

Registration available for 20 students from each of these professions: Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy.

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Team Behaviors

10/2/24 OR 10/4/24: Both events 3-5 PM

Registration limited to: Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy

The Interprofessional Team Behaviors CPR IPE is a 2-hour online interprofessional event for colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. Teams of 5-7 students learn essential team skills like closed-loop communication, constructive intervention, knowledge sharing, re-evaluation, summarizing, and mutual respect.

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Community Action Poverty Simulation

Summer in-person event

Next Simulation: TUCSON, AZ: Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 2024, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration closes: May 10, 2024

This is a 3-hour in-person interactive, immersive experience, in the College of Nursing building in Tucson. Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families. But unless you’ve experienced poverty, it’s difficult to truly understand. The Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) bridges that gap from misconception to understanding. It sensitizes community participants to the realities of poverty. Participating Colleges include Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, Nutrition, and Nursing. Please note, nursing students must be enrolled in NURS 473 to participate in this activity.

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ASTEC Simulation Series

In-person Lab Simulations in Tucson

Interprofessional education (IPE) plays an important role in completing a student's healthcare learning journey. ASTEC provides a variety of IPE simulations, all of which are available any UArizona Health Sciences student. These activities are all one-hour in length and held in the ASTEC lab in the Health Science Education Building. There are several simulations available, that will assess your strengths and weaknesses and team building skills. The simulations are held in a smaller setting, and spaces are limited.

Health Science Design

Health Science Design

In-person, credit bearing IPE course

Health Sciences Design Core Courses are credit bearing courses that are open to any student on campus interested in exploring human-centered approaches to meeting health care needs. This is an interprofessional program that engages undergraduate, graduate and professional students in problem-solving for human health. The program offers a unique innovation space that includes advanced equipment and expert faculty and staff. Along with design thinking, courses allow students to explore ways to improve human health through human-centered and community-based practices, interprofessional collaboration, and the use of emerging research and technology.