Interprofessional Learning Pathway

INT D 403: Foundations of Collaborative Practice

This course combines students from INT D 403, INT D 503, MED 516, MLSCI 295, NURS 400, PHARM 210, and REHAB 501. For the sake of brevity, this course will be referred to simply as INT D 403.

INT D 403: Foundations of Collaborative Practice offers students the opportunity to develop the interprofessional team skills that will prepare them to meet the challenges of their future work environments. As a component of the Interprofessional Learning Pathway, INT D 403 enables students to develop skills related to the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC 2010) competency domains of Interprofessional Communication, Team Functioning, Interprofessional Conflict Resolution, and Role Clarification.

INT D 403 is a 1-credit course offered in Fall 2019 and is required for students in most health sciences programs. Students in some programs will be required to take additional interprofessional courses; information about these elective courses will be available soon.

Class Schedule

IP Launch: Most health sciences students will attend the Interprofessional Pathway (IP) Launch on September 13, 2019. While not officially a part of INT D 403, for most students it is the first experience in the Interprofessional Learning Pathway and it introduces many of the themes that will be revisited in this course.

Module 1: Students complete an online module including readings, videos, quizzes, and discussion posts.

Module 2: Students attend a classroom session on the topic of Interprofessional Communication Skills. An online version is also offered.

Module 3: Students attend a classroom session on the topic of Simulation and Practice. An online version is also offered.

Written Assignment: Students complete a written assignment.

Further details are provided in the course outline.

Additional Information

  • Grading is on a credit/no-credit basis. Students must achieve a mark of 70% to receive course credit.
  • Over 1000 students participate from 12 health science programs.
  • Students are normally grouped into class sections of 6 teams, with 6-8 students on each team.
  • Each section is guided by 2-3 facilitators. Facilitators come from two sources: faculty members from the health science programs and community facilitators who are practitioners from varied health science disciplines.