The Creation of a Human Trafficking Course

Interprofessional Collaboration from Development to Delivery


  • Robert Lucio Saint Leo University
  • Lisa Rapp-McCall
  • Patricia Campion



Interprofessional education, human trafficking, higher education


Human Trafficking is a serious global crime, particularly catastrophic in Africa. An asynchronous, online, interprofessional course on Human Trafficking was developed to educate interprofessional Catholic sisters in Africa who are attempting to intervene in the crisis. This article describes an interprofessional university team’s development, work processes, course product, and the initial impacts of the utilization of the interprofessional skills by the students. Specific elements deemed essential for success in creating and implementing IPE are delineated, including commitment from departments and colleges, respect for other professionals/disciplines, library support, time allowances, technology and learning design, and community relationships. Challenges and recommendations in the process as well as suggestions for future research are also discussed.


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