Interprofessional Education in Action: Policy Perspectives and Applications From Law, Social Work and Public Health

Effective legal practice increasing requires lawyers to work with professionals from other disciplines. Developing policy, responding to current social issues calls, and zealous advocacy all require collaborative and inter-disciplinary approaches. This course, developed between the UMB Schools of Law, Public Health, and Social Work, explores the complex problem of housing stability in Baltimore City. The course focuses on housing through an interprofessional lens. Together students from the schools of law and social work (and possibly other professions) explore the impact of laws, policies, and practices on individuals, communities, and society. The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) competencies serve as a foundation framework for the learning objectives and outcomes of the course. The course will feature a hybrid instruction format and a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instructions. Students must attend all in-person classes* in order to enroll in the course. Students will complete one group project and one reflection paper and will engage in at least one discipline specific meeting with faculty during the semester.

The course structure is as follows:

*January 7, 9:00am-2:00pm (in person, synchronous) Module 1: Introduction to Interprofessional Competencies

February (online, asynchronous): Module 2: Introduction to Housing Stability from and Interprofessional lens

March (online, asynchronous): Module 3: Examining Interprofessional Housing Initiatives and Policy

*April 6 (time TBD, likely 1-4pm) (in person, synchronous): Module 4: IPE Day Policy Exercise

Since the course begins during the winter break, students may not drop the course after January 3, 2022 and no additions can occur after the first class has begun.

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course