Interprofessional Learning Pathway

The Interprofessional Learning Pathway is the interprofessional curricular model at the University of Alberta. It is a series of interprofessional learning experiences threaded throughout the health science programs. The pathway links to the interprofessional competencies outlined in the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC) National Competency Framework. The goal of the Pathway is to prepare workplace ready students for Interprofessional Collaborative Person-Centred Practice.

The Interprofessional Learning Pathway prepares health sciences students for an ever-changing health care system where interprofessional collaboration and teamwork are required to address:

  • Demands for workforce-ready graduates with the skills to meet complex patient needs, changing practice technology, diverse practice settings and increased professional specialization;
  • The need for a more efficient healthcare system that meets patient needs, economic and human resource pressures;
  • The University of Alberta's commitment to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and community engagement as outlined in the university's institutional strategic plan, For the Public Good;
  • Accreditation requirements for interprofessional education outlined in the accreditation standards for each health sciences program;
  • Requirements for collaboration and interprofessional teamwork outlined in the standards of practice for licensed health sciences professions.