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 2020 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 (Date TBD). 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. Runs from Sept 12 to Oct 16, 2020.

Module 2: Students attend a synchronous (real-time), online session. See Registration below for dates.

Module 3: Students attend a synchronous (real-time), online session. See Registration below for dates. 

Written Assignment: Students complete a written assignment due November 16, 2020.



Students will register for one of the following pairs of dates for the real-time classes.
  • Sat, Oct 17 & 31, 9 am-12 pm, Online
  • Mon, Oct 19 & Nov 2, 6-9 pm, Online
  • Tues, Oct 20 & 27, 6-9 pm, Online
  • Wed, Oct 21 & 28, 6-9 pm, Online
  • Thu, Oct 22 & 29, 6-9 pm, Online

Registration is via Bear Tracks and the course number varies by program:

  • Dietetics: INT D 403
  • KSR (all programs): INT D 403
  • Medicine: MED 516
  • Medical Laboratory Science: MLSCI 295
  • Nursing: To be determined
  • Pharmacy: PHARM 210
  • Rehab (all programs): REHAB 501

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.