Dede Sparks, LMSW
Assistant Dean for Health Affairs
The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work
Dede Sparks is the Assistant Dean for Health Affairs, a Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work, and a Health Interprofessional Education Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin. She is the Associate Director of the Institute for Collaborative Health Research and Practice and served as a Co-Director of the Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice course. Dean Sparks is the Chair of the Department of Health Social Work Grand Rounds Planning Committee at Dell Medical School, and helped to create the Interprofessional Simulation Program for the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and the School of Nursing.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Establishing a Foundation for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Through a Longitudinal Course for Pre-clinical Learners
Learning Objectives: Identify at least three considerations in designing longitudinal, foundational interprofessional coursework. Examine the role of technology in delivering longitudinal, foundational interprofessional coursework. Compare the use of different learning strategies (e.g., simulation, team-building activities) to deliver longitudinal, foundational interprofessional coursework. This seminar will enable participants to gain applicable skills and knowledge to create a longitudinal, foundational interprofessional learning course for pre-clinical health professions students.…