Walk 'n Talk for Your Life: An online eLearning module course providing interprofessional groups of students the capacity to plan and implement a community-based health intervention for older adults

Title Walk 'n Talk for Your Life: An online eLearning module course providing interprofessional groups of students the capacity to plan and implement a community-based health intervention for older adults
Faculty/College/Unit Medicine
Status Completed
Duration 1 Year
Initiation 03/01/2016
Completion 07/31/2017
Project Summary

An interprofessional team of students and faculty will develop and pilot test an online course entitled Walk n’ Talk for your Life. Formatted as a web-based implementation toolkit, this course will provide a cross disciplinary platform engaging students, faculty, and community agencies in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, implement and evaluate a community-based health education, exercise and socialization intervention for seniors. The series of eLearning modules will include informative videos, quizzes, a discussion board and interactive components detailing how to effectively implement the intervention.

Working within a cross-disciplinary team to develop and pilot the course, students will gain and hone their ability to communicate and collaborate while broadening their capacity for critical thinking and problem solving. The course will benefit any students required to do a community-based project by helping them to better understand interprofessional teamwork and how to be good communicators and health advocates.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2016/2017
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Charlotte Jones
Year 1: Funded Amount 25,600
Year 1: Team Members

Justin Lambert, Southern Medical Program, Class of 2018
Rouzbeh Ghadiry-Tavi, Southern Medical Program, Class of 2018
Jasmine Gurm, Southern Medical Program, Class of 2018
Clara Burdette, Department of Psychology, Class of 2016
Kate Knuff, Southern Medical Program, Class of 2018
Marc Jutra, Southern Medical Program, Class of 2018
Lisa Wang, Southern Medical Program, Class of 2018
Courtney Chang, School of Exercise Science, Master’s Candidate 2016
Paul Mick M.D., M.P.H., F.R.C.S.C., Otolaryngologist-Head & Neck Surgeon, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Gareth R Jones, PhD., CSEP-CEP, Assistant Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Jonathan Little, PhD., Assistant Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Donna LM Kurtz RN PhD., Associate Professor & Aboriginal Liaison, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Harry B. Miller, Ph.D., R. Psych. Neuropsychologist, Adjunct Faculty, Course Director (FLEX), Southern Medical Program, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Mary Ann Murphy, PhD., MSW, BSW, BA., Associate Professor, Cross-appointment on Aging (School of Social Work) and Sociology Program (Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences), University of British Columbia, Okanagan

Project Report 2016-Final-Jones-WEB.pdf