Students in programs within the College of Health and Human Services experience a level of education that sets it apart from other institutions.
Interprofessional education is a key component of all health sciences programs that allows students to gain knowledge outside their primary field of study.
- Interprofessional Day (held twice per year)
Disciplines include Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Physician Assistants, and Early Childhood Education. Students study rehabilitation-based cases in the fall and school-based pediatric cases in the spring. The Philosophy Department introduces an ethics component.
Taught by faculty in Nursing, OT, PT where students learn team building skills, communication, and interprofessional collaboration to improve safety of service
- Interprofessional Clinic – Student-run
Underserved populations visit this clinic and are treated by OT, PT, social work, and speech-language pathology students (with the presence of faculty). Students conduct a joint assessment, intervention planning, and electronic documentation.
- Jim's Place – Assistive Technology
The Occupational Therapy program's AT Lab provides students learning opportunities and serves clinicians and clients in the community.
- Flu Clinic
Nursing and Physician Assistant students, faculty and staff collaborate with the Scott County Health Department to provide influenza vaccine prevention through a flu clinic partnership focused on serving CHHS stakeholders. This event provides opportunity for interprofessional interaction in a teaching environment and service to the community.
- Joint teaching occurs between PT/OT in lymphedema; PT/PA in a research course; PA/Master in Exercise Physiology; Study Abroad in Ecuador with OT/SLP/SW and Teacher Education.
- Theatre students volunteer as patients with certain diagnoses for PA students and student leaders from various health sciences clubs organize learning and social opportunities
- CHHS faculty present their current research at an annual colloquium