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Friday, June 19 • 8:30am - 9:15am
CON10.01 - Technology enabled learning: Transforming inter-professional ethics education in health and human service programs at the University of British Columbia

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The health and human service programs at the University of British Columbia are in the process of planning, testing, and evaluating a framework for an integrated curricular approach to common learning. An ethics curriculum marks the first step in moving towards this integrated approach to health professional education. This curriculum supports learning that is unique to each profession, seeks economies of scale for foundational knowledge common to all programs through technology, and creates relevant opportunities for interprofessional learning in complex areas of healthcare (Mitchell et al., 2012). Using technology-enabled learning (TEL) to ensure asynchronous, flexible, interactive, and cost effective delivery (Pulman, Scammell, & Martin, 2009), the curriculum will transverse the classroom to practice continuum. The curriculum is unique in its integrated approach that incorporates interprofessional learning in an innovative way. The overarching goal of ethics curriculum is to graduate health professionals from all disciplines who can enact and provide leadership for ethical practice. The objective of this interactive session is to present the integrated approach that uses TEL for the delivery of common ethics content to multiple disciplines. This session will be of interest to faculty and educational developers seeking innovative ways to use TEL for interprofessional education. Presenters will briefly describe the development of the curriculum and demonstrate an online introductory module as a foundation for further learning in the curriculum. Participants will then in activities to get a sense of how online components support interactive face-to-face learning. Finally in small groups, participants will discuss how an integrated approach may compliment teaching in their respective fields.


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Victoria Wood (University of British Columbia)

Curriculum Developer, University of British Columbia
I have been working in the education field, focusing on interprofessional education and collaboration, for almost 10 years. I support the development and delivery of interprofessional curriculum across the continuum of learning, including university-based health science education... Read More →

Friday June 19, 2015 8:30am - 9:15am PDT
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