IHAC Curriculum

Students can select two from the below four potential core courses. You can see the list of experiential and elective courses by viewing this PDF.

HRS 5000 (2 credit hours) Interdisciplinary Case Management for Working with Underserved Populations

This course will provide students the opportunity to collaborate with students from other health care professions including pharmacy, health and rehabilitation sciences, nursing, medicine and social work. The students will use a problem-based learning approach to patient care in community health, focusing on populations, living in poverty with complex healthcare needs. The groups will be interdisciplinary and students will work through patient cases together. Opportunities for experiential learning will be incorporated into the course. By the end of the course, students will have a better appreciation of roles and scope of practice of the different professions, the healthcare issues and needs of those living in poverty and the impact of team approach to patient care.  

Social Work 5025 (3 credit hours) Social Determinants of Health: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Prepares students to practice in diverse health settings, with diverse populations, by providing knowledge regarding theories/frameworks related to social determinants of health and skills to apply them. Service provision for underserved populations within an interdisciplinary framework and the importance of social policy to service provision will be emphasized.

Nursing 7779 (3 credit hours) Interprofessional Evidence-based Practice

Introduction to the team-based approach to evidence-based practice. Includes clinical question generation, literature search methods, critique of research methods and appropriate statistical analysis in published research evidence, and synthesis of evidence related to pressing health problems to improve individual and public health outcomes.

Pharmacy 7801 (0.5 credit hours) Interprofessional Education

This is the first of a four-course sequence designed to teach students how to advance collaboration and quality of patient care by providing interprofessional opportunities for students to learn about, from, and with other members of the healthcare team. This course will have three interactive collaborations per semester with at least one other healthcare discipline present at each time.

Emily Stallings
Emily Stallings, current student

“The interdisciplinary coursework provided an opportunity for me to learn and work with individuals from other healthcare professions. Together, we learned more about one another’s knowledge base and skill sets and how to optimize one another’s abilities to meet the needs of clients.”