Learning Packages

Learning Packages are collections of resources that serve specific purposes for students, clinicians, and educators that are working, learning, or teaching in a healthcare setting. Each package includes a description of the goals it hopes to achieve. Note: Certain packages (or resources within any package) may only be applicable to / accessible by specific groups depending on specific needs.

Student-Led Appreciative Inquiry for the Placement Setting

The aim of this work is to help students and teams share an understanding of effective interprofessional collaborations in current practice. The National Interprofessional Competency Framework is used as a guide for this work (CIHC, 2010). A student-led appreciative inquiry approach enables the identification of tacit knowledge, successful collaborative practice, and barriers to collaboration that may not normally be revealed during students’ placements. Student(s) will be leading an AI focus group discussions with health care professionals from within the organization/team. The purpose of the focus groups is to gain an understanding of collaborative practice activities/procedures used to improve the quality of care and to clarify health professionals’ perceptions of the same. Interprofessional values, collaborative decision-making, role understanding, and functions of teams are explored.

Number of Resources in Package: 1

UBC Health Collaborative Practice Activity for the Placement Setting

This package contains the TBC On the Run modules, the CIHC National Competency Framework and the UBC Health LIFT Self-Assessment Tool. Both of these are intended for the placement setting, with IPC On the Run being used for pre-placement education, and the self-assessment for pre- and post-placement self-assessments. The Learning IN and FROM Teams: LIFT Self-Assessment Tool allows students to compare their interprofessional collaborative practice competencies pre- and post- involvement in a clinical setting. This tool can be used in a variety of settings and by different people in the setting, such as clinical educators. The tool assesses comfort/ability with behaviours that correspond to different interprofessional competencies. It also includes a self-reflection for students to comment on their learning experience. These same reflection questions are also asked of students at the end of placement.

Number of Resources in Package: 3

Collaborative Practice for Primary Care

Interprofessional collaboration is crucial in working effectively in today’s healthcare system. In order to achieve interprofessional practice, healthcare providers need to be trained interprofessionally. This learning package consists of resources (tools, strategies, and activities) to help foster interprofessional development and provide interprofessional education to students in a primary care setting.

Number of Resources in Package: 2

PRISM Interprofessional Student Clinic

The PRISM Pilot program was designed in consultation with local Preceptors to work within the PRISM context and support the development of health professional student’s knowledge, skills and confidence in the provision of collaborative, comprehensive, team-based care. The program includes an online pre-placement self-study modules (60 min)(www.ipcontherun.ca) and pre/post self-assessment survey and with reflection (10-15 min). During the placement, students will complete 1-3 collaborative care-planning experiences and 1-3 interprofessional case presentations with facilitated debriefs.

Number of Resources in Package: 3