How is the Integrated Curriculum unique?

The Integrated Curriculum is: 

  • Competency-based: draws on the competencies of the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative National Interprofessional Competency Framework
  • Collaborative: developed in collaboration with participating programs, content experts, students, and patient/community members
  • Integrated: formally integrated into the training of health professionals at UBC and a mandatory component for each professional program
  • Adaptive: continuously evaluated and reassessed to ensure its relevance as practice changes

Diagram of the Integrated Curriculum modules placed next to the curriculum’s main competencies

How is the Integrated Curriculum delivered?

Through the Integrated Curriculum, students engage in interactive workshops and asynchronous, online, preparatory modules. The workshops are led by facilitator teams from different programs, modelling how different professions collaborate effectively. Patient facilitators add unique perspectives and enable students to learn from them.

The Integrated Curriculum includes workshops and modules on:

  • Professionalism
  • Ethics
  • Indigenous cultural safety*
  • Health informatics
  • Collaborative decision-making

*The Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, in partnership with UBC Health, facilitates the delivery of the UBC 23 24 Indigenous Cultural Safety training.