Changing Health Care Delivery

Simulation day
Students from the School of Health Sciences and Nursing collaborate on a medical simulation training exercise. Read the story

Changes to health care delivery begin with a change in health care education. At Quinnipiac, interprofessional education is essential to the mission.

The Center for Interprofessional Healthcare Education offers innovative opportunities for students in Quinnipiac's Schools of Health Sciences, Medicine and Nursing to learn and practice together, identify effective and efficient delivery options, and understand and enhance each other's clinical skills.

Examples of current and planned reciprocal learning opportunities include:

  • Team learning with mannequins and standardized patients: These exercises include simulated cardiac arrests, home visits, ambulatory and in-hospital care.
  • Student Ethics Committee: Multidisciplinary teams of health professions students mirror the composition of hospital ethics committees.
  • Interdisciplinary grand rounds: Students from all disciplines participate in this important learning tool where presentations are made to inform all on best practices.
  • Clinical rotations: During ambulatory and inpatient clerkships, students
    work together on assignments designed for hands-on patient care.
  • VISION Rehabilitation: This free health care service is for local residents who do not have access to physical and occupational therapy services. The student-run, pro-bono clinic operates on Tuesday nights at the North Haven Campus.

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