Title: Teaching Common Content to an Interprofessional Group of Students
Presenters: Victoria Wood, Project Manager, College of Health Disciplines
Lesley Bainbridge, Associate Vice-Principal, College of Health Disciplines
Description: The College of Health Disciplines is developing an innovative ‘Interprofessional Pain Management’ course, which is intended to become integrated into health and human service curricula offering a flexible approach to areas of common learning across professional programs as they relate to pain management. The course offers an approach to areas of common learning across professional programs, which:
- Is modular, flexible and can be implemented throughout students programs in order to facilitate incorporation of the course into existing health and human service curricula;
- Integrates online and face-to-face learning in an innovative way that allows students from different disciplines to learn with, from and about each other;
- Adopts a patient-centred approach; and
- Evaluates learners both on the course content and on skills, knowledge, and issues involved with working successfully in an interprofessional team.
If this course model is successful, it will lay the foundation for future courses in areas of common learning that can be integrated into existing curricula as required learning.