Learning Modules

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For access to learning modules from the Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice, please email ipepdesk@uwo.ca

Building Blocks of IPCP


This learning activity is comprised of a series of powerpoint slides that provide a sequential exposure to interprofessional patient(client)-centred collaborative practice. Each slide provides a more in-depth description about the content of each slide in a narrative box to the side of the slide. The participant can control the sequence of their learning through the slides and may return to earlier slides as they choose. It is anticipated that the total set and in-depth reading may take up to 45 minutes to complete. This learning may be broken into smaller segments at the choice of the participant.


This e-learning module is an online individual self-directed learning activity that allows those who are not familiar with theoretical and conceptual understanding related to interprofessional patient(client)-centred practice to gain more insight. It also assists the participant to gain an understanding as to why the delivery of care model in health care needs to move from a system-centred to interprofessional collaborative team and patient-centred focus. The participant is able to gain an understanding of how the predominant profession-specific education approach coupled with the way professionals are socialized into their roles, creates barriers to being able to work collaboratively. It further introduces the participant to the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative’s (CIHC) Interprofessional Collaboration Competency Framework and its six competencies – patient/client/family/community-centred care; interprofessional communication; role clarification; team functioning; collaborative leadership; and interprofessional conflict resolution and the means to overcome a profession-specific orientation to team practice. The participant is then provided with insight into the current gaps in the application of each of the competencies and some approaches to overcome these. This learning activity is foundational to further learning about this form of practice.

Learning Goals

  1. To gain an understanding of why there is a need to shift to interprofessional patient(client)-centred collaborative practice,
  2. To explore how the predominant education and practice models impact on collaborative learning across the professions,
  3. To gain an understanding of the impact of these models on socialization into the profession and impeded effective collaborative teamwork,
  4. To explore the CIHC Interprofessional Competencies and their application into practice,
  5. To identify actions that can be taken to move interprofessional patient(client)-centred collaborative practice forward.


Co-Curricular Credit

Co-Curricular Credit for completing Nuts ‘n’ Bolts of IPC can be obtained if the accompanying Reflection on Learning is completed and submitted to ipepdesk@uwo.ca.