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Interprofessional Care Teams

Online Courses


This course examines what makes an effective team member, reviews the stages that teams go through as they work together, and identifies ways to address conflicts that can occur when working in teams. Throughout the course, there are many examples of team problem-solving strategies and how teams can succeed by working together to find solutions as they develop care plans.

*You can register for this course individually or as part of the Interprofessional Teams and Healthcare certificate.

Learner Feedback:

“I found this course very helpful even with my current experience on an elder abuse Multidisciplinary Team.  I learned some very useful tips and gained insight that I can bring back to make me a better team member on the MDT and hopefully help to make the whole team more cohesive. “


  • Apply the principles of team-based health care into your practice.
  • Identify personal values that characterize an effective team member.
  • Identify the ways in which teams organize to reach maximum effectiveness.
  • Identify the barriers that can lead to team conflict.
  • Identify some of the ways in which you can help resolve team conflicts.

Course Outline

  • Pre-course Competency Assessment
  • Section I: Introduction to the Course and a Self-Reflective Exercise
  • Section II: Background of Interprofessional Teams in the United States
  • Section III: The Interprofessional Team: Definition, Principles, and At tributes of team Members
  • Section IV: The Interprofessional Team: Stages of Development, Barriers to Good teamwork, Conflict Resolution
  • Section V: Diversity and the Interprofessional Team
  • Section VI: Ethics and the Interprofessional Team
  • Section VII: Conclusion to the Course
  • Course Quiz
  • Post-course Competency Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Policies

For information about refunds, cancellations, accommodations and to contact us please visit the policies page.

Accessibility Information

All online courses are self-paced and are designed as reading-based and include interactive multimedia components including simulations, video, audio, and discussion boards.

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