Interprofessional Problem-Based Learning Module for Five Health Science Disciplines

TitleInterprofessional Problem-Based Learning Module for Five Health Science Disciplines
Faculty/College/UnitUBC Health
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

In today's health care environment, health professionals must be able to work in interprofessional (IP) teams in order to ensure consistent, continuous and reliable care. Interprofessional education (IPE) strategies contribute to the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes required by practitioners to effectively work collaboratively. However, at UBC, feasible, relevant options for providing students with IPE opportunities have been few. Problem-based learning (PBL) undertaken with an interprofessional group of students, tested through an IP-PBL pilot module earlier in 2008, was determined to be an effective IPE strategy; however ensuring such educational strategies are effectively implemented presents a variety of challenges. This project will develop strategies to effectively incorporate an IP-PBL module into existing curricula, offering health and human service (HHS) students from Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Pharmacy the opportunity to learn with, from and about each other to develop the competencies necessary for collaborative practice.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2009/2010
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorLynda Eccott
Year 1: Funded Amount23,300
Year 1: Team Members

Lynda Eccott, College of Health Disciplines
Christie Newton, Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine
Wendy Hall, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Michael Lee, Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine
Victoria Wood, College of Health Disciplines