IPPC curriculum materials are available—free of charge—through this website.
(Please read IPPC Curriculum Terms of
Use). The downloadable facilitator's guides provide all the
information you need to facilitate each of the learning activities,
including preparation and facilitation instructions, discussion
questions, talking points, case studies, participant handouts, and
references. For those learning activities that call for slide presentations,
you will find downloadable PowerPoint
presentations as well. IPPC DVDs, designed for use in learning
activities throughout the curriculum, are available for purchase.
Please print, complete, and send the order
form with a check or money order to the address provided.
The IPPC curriculum is composed of five modules. For a narrative description
of all five modules, see Overview of the Curriculum. The modules
are designed to facilitate individual clinician learning and strengthen
an institution's programs and services. These goals are accomplished
by focusing on knowledge, attitudes, skills, and institutional practice.
The IPPC curriculum is greatly enriched when the learning activities
are facilitated in interdisciplinary groups. However, the activities
are also appropriate for use in educational settings with a single
Each module contains between three and seven learning activities, which can
stand alone or be offered as a series. Most of these activities are small group
seminars designed to stimulate discussion of key topics and issues raised through
videotapes, case studies, and problem scenarios. A lecture format is used in
a few instances where a topic calls for the communication of a large amount
of information. The estimated length of each learning activity is provided at
the beginning of the facilitator's guide for that activity. Most activities
can be completed in 45 minutes; a few require 60 to 75 minutes.
The five IPPC curriculum modules are listed below. For a
description of the learning activities in each module or to download the curriculum materials,
click on the module title below.
The Facilitator's Guides are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. If you wish to download the
free Adobe Acrobat Reader, go to the Adobe