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The Role of Health Professions

The Role of Health Professions videos and information sheets are free educational resources available to enhance understanding of the roles and functions of members of the healthcare team. It has been designed to meet educational needs identified by faculty, staff, and students. Each video is a discussion by the dean/chair of the selected profession and is supplemented with an information sheet including:

  • Educational requirements
  • Certification(s)
  • Roles and functions
  • Practice settings

The target audience for the videos and information sheets are:

  • Students
  • Educators
  • Practitioners

This project has been supported by Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center (JCIPE) and Eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware Geriatric Education Center (EPaDGEC) and created by Deans and faculty members from nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, medicine, radiological sciences, bioscience technologies, couple and family therapy, pharmacy, basic sciences, general studies, public health, health policy and population health.

Clicking on photos of professions, will open a PDF information sheet about that profession.

Evolution of the
Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center

An interview with
James B. Erdmann, PhD
Associate Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs
Former Dean, Jefferson College of Health Professions

Role of a Basic
Research Scientist

An interview with James Keen, PhD
Former Dean, Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (formerly JCGS)
http://www.jefferson.edu/Biomedical_Sciences

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Role of a Couple and
Family Therapist

An interview with
Kenneth W. Covelman, PhD
Chair, Department of Couple and Therapy
Jefferson School of Health Professions

Role of Health Policy and Population Health
An interview with
David B. Nash, MD, MBA
Dean, Jefferson School of Health Policy and Population Health
The Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy
http://www.jefferson.edu/population_health/

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Role of a Nurse
An interview with
Mary G. Schaal, RN, EdD
Former Dean and Professor
Jefferson School of Nursing

file

Role of a Occupational Therapist
An interview with
Janice P. Burke, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Dean
Jefferson School of Health Professions
Professor and Chair
Department of Occupational Therapy

file

Role of a Pharmacist
An interview with
Rebecca S. Finley, PharmD, MS
Dean
Jefferson School of Pharmacy

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Role of a Physical Therapist
An interview with
Ann E. Barr, PT, DPT, PhD

Former Professor and Chair
Department of Physical Therapy
Jefferson School of Health Professions

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Role of a Physician
An interview with
Michael J. Vergare, MD

Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs
Thomas Jefferson University

file

Role of a Public Health Practitioner
An interview with
Rob Simmons, DrPH, MPH, CHES

Director, Master of Public Health (MPH) Program
Jefferson School of Population Health
Clinical Associate Professor
Thomas Jefferson University

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Role of a Radiologic Technologist
An interview with
Frances H. Gilman, DHSc, RT(R)(CT)(MR)(CV)
Assistant Professor and Chair
Department of Radiologic Sciences
Jefferson School of Health Professions

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Role of a Technologist
An interview with
Shirley Greening, CFIAC, MS, JD

Professor and Chair
Department of Biosciences Technologies
Jefferson School of Health Professions

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Selected other Health-related Roles
(available through Jefferson's Jeff-at-Night)
An interview with
Caroline Golab, PhD

Associate Dean, Student/Academic Affairs
Jefferson School of Population Health

Offers degrees in Arts, Science, Business, Emergency Medical Services Health Services Management (BS-HSM),
Health Professions Management (BS-HPM),Health Services Management Information Systems (BS-HSMIS), Information
Systems and Medical Practice Management.

Offers certificate programs in health information systems, human resources management, medical coding,
medical practice management, professional communication, medical transcription, pharmacy technician, and
English as a second language.