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Key Practice Areas in Interprofessional Teams Certificate

Online Certificates


This five-course certificate program is designed to provide training to team members across the healthcare continuum. With the growing need for collaboration amongst care providers, this certificate focuses on critical topics including interprofessional communication, assessment, transitions between settings and ethical issues that arise in health and social service settings. All these topics are discussed using a person-centered lens.


Interprofessional Care Teams
  • 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.
A Foundation in Ethics, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Summarize how an ethical dilemma may affect your work.
  • Examine your values and beliefs and how they might influence your behavior towards people whose beliefs and values are different from yours.
  • Describe the process of critical thinking and how it facilitates problem solving in difficult situations.
  • Apply problem-solving techniques to address dilemmas that arise around issues of personal choice and safety.
  • Identify issues that can arise when working as part of team.
Understanding Consumer Control, Person-Centered Planning, and Self-Direction
  • Describe your role as it pertains to consumer direction.
  • Summarize the history of the Independent Living Movement.
  • Describe the history of aging and disability policy.
  • Explain how your work is consumer controlled.
  • Identify decision-making tools to use with consumers.
Working with Informal Caregivers
  • Identify major psychosocial issues that informal caregivers face.
  • Articulate ways that health and human service workers can support and help families with caregiving decisions.
  • Practice skills of a strengths-based approach to caregiving.
  • Demonstrate increased knowledge about community resources.
  • Identify ways for organizations to meet the demand of caregivers’ needs.
Aging with Intellectual and Developmental Disability
  • Describe the treatment of people with IDDs in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • Discuss the social model of disability and how it affects your work.
  • Identify and discuss the IDDs you might encounter in your practice.
  • Identify the programs that serve both the aging community and people with IDDs.
  • Apply the philosophy of choice in your work with adults with IDD.

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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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