Implementing an eHealth curriculum in health and human services programs at UBC

Title Implementing an eHealth curriculum in health and human services programs at UBC
Faculty/College/Unit Applied Science
Status Active
Duration 2 Year
Initiation 04/01/2017
Project Summary

The purpose of this project is to develop, deliver, and evaluate an Integrated E-Health Curriculum for use across the health and human services programs at UBC, using a proven model developed as part of the TLEF funded integrated ethics curriculum. Under the umbrella of ‘UBC Health,’ the health professional programs at UBC are moving towards an integrated approach to health professional education that supports learning that is unique to each profession, seeks economies of scale for foundational knowledge common to all programs by leveraging technology, and creates relevant opportunities for interprofessional learning in complex areas of healthcare. The UBC Health Council has identified E-Health as the second integrated curriculum topic, as it resonates across all professions and areas of practice and is critical in today’s world of complex, often technology enhanced healthcare. The integrated approach to health professional education allows programs to replace existing content with common learning and enhances teaching and learning by integrating interprofessional concepts into uni-disciplinary teaching and by making interprofessional learning a required component of programs, rather than an add-on.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2017/2018
Year 1: Project Type Large TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Leanne Currie
Year 1: Funded Amount 149,890
Year 1: Team Members

Victoria Wood, Curriculum Manager, Office of the Vice-Provost Health
Charlyn Black MD, Professor and Associate Director, School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine
Alison Campbell, Instructor, Midwifery Program, Faculty of Medicine
Suzanne Campbell, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Susan Dahinten, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Alison Greig, Associate head, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine
Kendall Ho, Professor, Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Kathy Hornby, Librarian, Woodward Library
Navdeep Johal, Dental Hygiene Student
Elizabeth Jones, Senior Instructor and Chair, BSW Program, Faculty of Arts
Zul Kanji, Director and Year 1 Coordinator, Dental Hygiene Degree Program, Oral Biological & Medical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry
Jim Mann, Community Member
Jason Min, Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Louise Nasmith, Associate Provost Health, Office of the Vice-Provost Health
Christie Newton, Director Interprofessional Education, Faculty of Medicine
Ken Nowlan, Deputy CIO Health, Office of the Vice-Provost
John Pawlovich, Clinical Associate Professor, Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine
Chantelle Recsky, PhD Student, School of Nursing
Robin Roots, Coordinator of Clinical Education Northern and Rural Cohort, Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine
Kathy Rush, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC-O
Heather Straight, Director Academic Education, PHSA
Elsie Tan, Senior Instructor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Samantha Trieu, Dental Hygiene Student
Diana Trifonova, Manager, Transformational Learning at Clinical and Systems Transformation Project, Vancouver Coastal Health
Kim Wilson, BSN Student, School of Nursing