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Interprofessional Leadership in Healthcare Certificate

Hybrid Learning, Online Certificates

Description

This five-month, fully online certificate program prepares learners with the knowledge and practice skills to effectively lead interprofessional teams. This program is designed for individuals from all health professions and settings, who are either leading or aspiring to lead interprofessional teams. It is open to professionals with three or more years of professional experience. Learners participate in online live classrooms and engage with online learning modules featuring interactive exercises, videos, and journals. The online live classroom sessions use Project ECHO® to facilitate technology-enabled, peer-to-peer, collaborative learning, which adopts an ‘all teach, all learn’ approach.

This certificate program was developed through a partnership between Sargent College and BU School of Social Work, with support from BU Digital Learning and Innovation. The development process is described in the Q&A: Exploring Alumni Mentoring at BU.

Program Faculty:

  • Karen Jacobs, Clinical Professor and Associate Dean for Digital Learning & Innovation;
    Program Director, Online Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program
  • Bronwyn Keefe, Director, Center for Aging and Disability Education and Research (CADER) & Professional Education Programs (PEP), BU School of Social Work
  • Craig Slater, Director, Interprofessional Education and Practice, Sargent College

Alumni Mentors:

Online classrooms are facilitated by mentors who are Boston University alumni from Sargent College, School of Social WorkSchool of Public Health, and School of Medicine. Each of the alumni mentors have vast experience leading interprofessional teams and have clinical backgrounds in a range of professions, including: athletic training, medicine, nutrition, occupational therapy, public health, physical therapy, physician assistant, social work and speech language pathology.

Objectives

  • Recognize the value of interprofessional collaborative practice, develop team-based approaches to managing ethical issues, and apply practical strategies to foster collaborative teamwork.
  • Enhance interprofessional communication through reflection on communication theory, techniques, and self-awareness; and develop confidence motivating teams and managing conflict.
  • Integrate learning theories and practical strategies to enhance student learning on clinical placement, and develop skills necessary for effective professional supervision and mentorship.
  • Explore the challenges and opportunities of leading interprofessional teams, reflect on leadership styles, and apply contemporary leadership models to effect meaningful change.
  • Understand financial management principles, and develop effective strategies to market and evaluate organizational capacity to offer services.

This certificate will be offered:  Feb. 7, 2023 – June 27, 2023

For more information about this certificate, contact Sargent’s Associate Dean for Digital Learning & Innovation Karen Jacobs.

Course Outline

Learners in the certificate program complete the following five courses:

  1. The Interprofessional Team (4 weeks) – Recognize the value of interprofessional collaborative practice, develop team-based approaches to managing ethical issues, and apply practical strategies to foster collaborative teamwork.
  2. Effective Communication (4 weeks) – Enhance interprofessional communication through reflection on communication theory, techniques, and self-awareness; and develop confidence motivating teams and managing conflict.
  3. Effective Supervision (4 weeks) – Integrate learning theories and practical strategies to enhance student learning on clinical placement, and develop skills necessary for effective professional supervision and mentorship.
  4. Leadership of Interprofessional Teams (4 weeks) – Explore the challenges and opportunities of leading interprofessional teams, reflect on leadership styles, and apply contemporary leadership models to effect meaningful change.
  5. Building Business Acumen (4 weeks) – Understand financial management principles, and develop effective strategies to market and evaluate organizational capacity to offer services.

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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