A series of 2 All Professions Days, conducted during the academic year, engages students from across the OUHSC campus in an interprofessional professional learning experience. Students will be assigned to interprofessional student teams and will participate in a variety of learning activities under the guidance of a trained faculty facilitator. During the break between the fall and spring All Professions Days sessions, the interprofessional student teams will develop and implement a service learning project.
Interprofessional Education and Practice Collaboration Website
The mission of The Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is to advance healthcare improvement and patient safety in the next generation of healthcare professionals worldwide. The student driven organization, with the help of faculty advisors, conducts engaging educational sessions to help students think about changing healthcare from a disease management system to one that puts the patients’ needs first. The group includes students from Allied Health, Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Public Health. The OKC chapter was launched in November of 2012. There is also a chapter in Tulsa as well.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
The College of Allied Health Tolbert Center is home to the Oklahoma Autism Network (OAN), which serves as the administrative unit to facilitate planning, financing, and management of the Individuals with Autism and their Families, Oklahoma Plan. OAN is the state's autism information and referral source for families and professionals providing both a toll free number and comprehensive website. OAN works closely with the network of parent led organizations focused on ASD across the state, and provides a variety of trainings for state agencies, community organizations, families, and professionals as well as organizing and sponsoring the annual Statewide Autism Conference. OAN is also involved with systems change activities such as training providers in SoonerStart, the state's early intervention program, in the use of the Screening Tool for Autism in Two-Year Olds (STAT). Recently OAN completed a self-directed autism pilot program and currently is implementing an applied behavioral analysis research project for the Department of Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Services Division as outlined in Senate Bill 135.
Oklahoma Autism Network
The John W. Keys Language Preschool, Enrichment and Pre-Kindergarten Success program (LEAPS), located on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus, provides a language-rich pre-kindergarten curriculum for children with delayed communication as well as for children who exhibit typical development. Individual speech-language therapy sessions are provided for children with identified needs. The LEAPS staff is composed of professionals and students from the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department within the College of Allied Health. The staff includes an early childhood educator, a certified speech-language pathologist and graduate interns in speech-language pathology and audiology.
LEAPS: The John W. Keys Language Enrichment and Pre-Kindergarten Success Program
This clinic was established in 1959 as an interdisciplinary clinic specializing in evaluation of children and adults with cleft lip/palate and/or hypernasal speech. The clinic adheres to the Parameters for Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Cleft Lip/Palate or Other Craniofacial Anomalies of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and involves the professions of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, Otorhinolaryngology, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, and Genetic Counseling.
The John W. Keys Cleft Palate Craniofacial Team
Empowering Patients through Interprofessional Care (EPIC) is a three year project conducted on the OU Health Science Campus to explore the interprofessional opportunities available to students and faculty alike. The first year involved faculty from 7 colleges doing homework and researching other programs. Year two began with faculty engaging 80 (4 teams of 20 each) students in interprofessional didactic sessions aimed at building interprofessional teams. The second half of the year, those 4 teams provided interprofessional services to patients at Good Sheperd Clinic in Oklahoma City.
Part of a 1.1 M HRSA grant, this project consists of three consecutive semesters of interprofessional education where students in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nursing learn about the various aspects of collaboration and teamwork that includes use of telehealth technology. The first semester consists of on-line educational and interactive modules, the second semester involves standardized patient encounters / simulations, and the final semester entails clinical application.
Project Yucatan: A collaboration of Asociacion Yucateca Pro-Deficiente Auditivo (AYPRODA) and the University of Florida, students and faculty from the College of Allied Health have traveled to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico to improve the hearing healthcare of local children and their families. This project has the potential to include students from other disciplines, including nutrition (e.g. diabetes counseling), and rehabilitation sciences.
The College of Allied Health annually celebrates the research practices of students and faculty in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Nutritional Sciences, and Rehabilitation Sciences. The day consists of an invited key note speaker, poster presentations and oral presentations.
The College Student Association represents students of the College of Allied Health in the regulation and coordination of all phases of student governance; to promote the highest interest of the College and to cultivate loyalty to the College; and to conserve and promulgate the ideals and traditions of the health professions; to serve as an agency for the maintenance of cordial and cooperative relationships among students, faculty, administration and alumni; and to promote honesty and individual achievement in academic affairs.
CAH Student Association
The “Niko Project”, previously known as the “Service Dog Learning Project” has the plan to: Design a Service Dog Center of Excellence within the College of Allied Health at OU Tulsa to provide dynamic hands on learning experiences for students, health care professionals, and the community about the benefits of service dogs. Initially, the project will have the greatest impact on our Rehabilitation Sciences students and Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences students who are on the OU Tulsa Campus and connected via distance education to OKC students, as well as other Colleges on the OU Tulsa Campus.