Phase I - Orientation: Foundations of Interprofessional Communication & Collaboration (FIPCC)

Phase I of the 1Health curriculum is Foundations of Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration (FIPCC), a one-credit course taken early in a student’s University of Minnesota health professional program.

Each year, more than 1,000 students participate in the FIPCC course, which provides an orientation to interprofessional concepts and competencies. Students from across the Academic Health Center, as well as some additional health-related programs participate, including:

  • Allied Health Programs – Medical Laboratory Science and Occupational Therapy
  • Dentistry – Dental, Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy
  • Food Science and Nutrition – Dietetics
  • Health Coaching
  • Medicine
  • Nursing – BSN
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Public Health – Health Administration
  • Public Health – Epidemiology Nutrition
  • Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences: Audiology and Speech Language Pathology
  • Social Work
  • Veterinary Medicine

The FIPCC course, which is a hybrid model, consists of six online modules each associated with a facilitated face-to-face small group session. The interprofessional small groups of students meet on Friday afternoons during fall semester. The small groups are facilitated by AHC faculty and health care leaders from the community.  Advanced students are also facilitators and contribute to the interprofessional discussion. The FIPCC course detail for fall 2017 is shown below, including a case-based structure to support the learning objectives and small group discussions. 

FIPCC 2018 Dates: 

On each “FIPCC Friday” in Fall 2018, small groups meet from 1:30 – 3:30 PM:

  • 9/21/2018: Teamwork, Roles, & Responsibilities
  • 10/12/2018: Wellbeing & Resilience for Healthcare Professionals ONLINE SESSION 
    • No in-person meeting this week. Students complete an online module during this week at their own pace.
  • 10/26/2018: Teamwork & Communication
  • 11/2/2018: Teamwork & Leadership
  • 11/16/2018: Ethics & Professionalism
  • 11/30/2018: Health Systems