UBC Health Integrated Interprofessional Clinical Placement Curriculum Model (i-IPCPC) for Health and Human Service Professions

Title UBC Health Integrated Interprofessional Clinical Placement Curriculum Model (i-IPCPC) for Health and Human Service Professions
Faculty/College/Unit Medicine
Status Active
Duration 2 Year
Initiation 04/01/2016
Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2016/2017
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Christie Newton
Year 1: Funded Amount 38,274
Year 1: Team Members

Taylor Smith, Student – BSc Nursing Candidate (2017) and Executive Member UBC Health Science Student Association, Faculty of Applied Science
Nancy Yp, Student – BSc Nursing Candidate (2016), Nursing, Faculty of Applied Sciences
Clarice Kwok, Student - MOT Candidate (2016), Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine
Mia Yan (Marilyn) Sun, Student- BSc Pharmacy Candidate (2017) Faculty of Pharmacy
Yun Kang, Student-BSc Pharmacy Candidate (2017) Faculty of Pharmacy
Lisa Avery, Chair of UBC Health Practice Education Committee, Senior Instructor and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education, School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
Donna Drynan, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator , Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine
Angie Kim-Sing, Director, Office of Experiential Education, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Larry Leung, Lecturer, Interprofessional Education Lead, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Jason Min, Lecturer, Interprofessional Education Lead, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Anne Rankin, Clinical Associate Professor, Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine
Carrie Krekoski, Practice Education Manager, Office of the Vice-Provost Health
Susan Schmitz, Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry
Farah Jetha, Clinical Practice Faculty Lead, School of Nursing
Tamar Kafka, Dietetics Education Coordinator, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Marisa Tuzi, Field Education Coordinator, School of Social Work
Robin Roots, Coordinator of Clinical Education Northern and Rural Cohort, UBC Department of PT/UNBC
Tracey Oh, Co-Program Director, Clinical Training, Medical Genetic Counselling Training Program
Salimah Valiani, Education Program Coordinator, Office of the Vice Provost Health

Year 1: Summary
Project Summary

Interprofessional (IP) collaboration is required to work effectively in today’s healthcare system. In order to practice interprofessionally, healthcare providers need to be trained interprofessionally. Incompatible curricular alignment, timetabling and space limit interprofessional education (IPE) opportunities on campus. However, students from different professions are often together during clinical placements, where up to 40-60% of their curriculum takes place. Health professional (HP) programs therefore rely on clinical placements for IPE. With thousands of placements across BC, there is little understanding of the quality or comparability of the IPE experience.

The UBC Health Practice Education Committee will work together with stakeholders to identify key elements for a successful interprofessional collaborative practice learning experience for HP students and provide a model for a common IP clinical placement curriculum that will ensure all HP learners, regardless of location, timing or length of clinical placement, receive the IPE necessary to work collaboratively in practice.