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Interprofessional Education

The Health Sciences and Interprofessional Education (HS and IPE) Unit is delighted to welcome learners in clinical nutrition, occupational and physical therapy, speech language pathology and audiology, and physician assistant programs. The program offers a wide range of incredible clinical learning experiences that offer interesting and varied case loads in a hands-on learning environment. Learners will gain valuable insight into the uniqueness of health issues and health services in the North and experience the adventures of Northern Ontario’s culture and geography.

Northern placements offer opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration in a wide range of practice settings. The knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values that underlie interprofessional learning and practice are particularly applicable to Northern practice. Here, complex health issues require the multiple perspectives offered when different professionals work together and put the full scope of everyone’s professional skills to good use, individually and collectively. Interprofessional learning is a very important part of clinical education in the North.

HS and IPE faculty and staff work closely with talented and enthusiastic preceptors across the North. Learners work closely with these wonderful preceptors, who provide guidance and regular feedback, and often link learners with community activities. We acknowledge with our deepest thanks and gratitude, the many preceptors who support and guide our learners as they prepare to enter practice.

Of course, we hope to attract many of you back as practitioners! Welcome to your Northern adventure!

Please follow this link to access Interprofessional Education (IPE) Resource Guide.

Interprofessional care aims to change the way the health-care system works by ensuring that health caregivers work collaboratively to place patients and families at the centre of the health-care system. 
HealthForceOntario, 2006


Host Universities

Advancement of Interprofessional Education

Accreditation of Interprofessional Health Education (AIPHE)The partnership of Canadian organizations that accredit pre-licensure education for six health professions in Canada, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, social work, nursing and medicine.

Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC)
The national voice of Canada’s 17 faculties of medicine

Canadian Association of Continuing Health Education
CACHE draws together a spectrum of educators, administrators, and representatives from health care, academia and industry, all of whom contribute to the fabric of Canadian CHE.

Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative
A National Interprofessional Competency Framework

Health Force Ontario
Making Ontario the Employer of Choice in Health Care

Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council (HPRAC)
This Ontario agency provides policy advice to the Minister of Health and Long Term Care 

Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC)
The national collaborative disseminates research, tools and strategies for educators and practitioners interested in the advancement of interprofessional learning and practice.