|Title||UBC Health Integrated Interprofessional Clinical Placement Curriculum Model (i-IPCPC) for Health and Human Service Professions|
|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
|Year 1: 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.