Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education

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Welcome.

The Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education (CCHPE) develops, implements and evaluates interprofessional educaton (IPE) activities at Memorial.  IPE activities involve learners from various health/social care backgrounds (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, psychology, and others) learning with, from and about each other to provide safer, more effective and efficient health/social care services.


Find our more about CCHPE on our About Us page.
If you're an IPE Facilitator, click here to find out more.  
IPE Learners can find out more by clicking here.
 
 

 
CALL FOR REMOTE IPE FACILITATORS, 2020/21
 
Join us and help build collaborative health/social care skills at Memorial!

Interprofessional Education (IPE) at Memorial is organized in small teams of learners from Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, Psychology, Kinesiology and Recreational Therapy backgrounds.  Interprofessional learning in training stages is supported by the contextual, lived experiences of health/social care providers.  For that reason, we pair every IPE learner team with a facilitator with faculty and/or clinical experiences in health/social care teamwork who can guide learners through the IPE process.  

CCHPE is excited to put out the call for facilitators from across the health/social care spectrum on Memorial’s campus, in Eastern Health and in private practice.  The IPE facilitator role is rewarding and informative.  Facilitator commitments range from 4.5 hours on one day (in a Case-based IPE Module) to 12 hours spread across two days per semester with independent assessment work (in the IPE Skills Training Series). 

CCHPE’s commitment to IPE facilitators is to offer the skills development, orientation and support you need to play this role.  Due to COVID-19 related restrictions on gathering on campus, this coming fall will see all IPE programming delivered remotely.  We see this as an excellent opportunity to develop these remote education and collaboration skills, with practice, guidance and support.  Training for facilitators in 2020/21 will equip you with everything you need to be effective in this emergent learning environment.

Dates, times and details can be found on our IPE Facilitators page.  To tell us a bit more about you, please complete this facilitator form.  Or contact Adam Reid, IPE Coordinator (864-4901; adam.reid@med.mun.ca) to learn more!
 

 
Happy 20th Anniversary, CCHPE!

Since 1999, CCHPE has developed, implemented and researched interprofessional education and collaborative practice at Memorial University and across Newfoundland and Labrador.  We think that's pretty special.  

On September 30th, 2019, our generous and committed stakeholders joined CCHPE staff at the Faculty of Medicine to celebrate 20 years of interprofessional education at Memorial.  Thank you to all our partners from the Faculties of Nursing and Education, the Schools of Pharmacy, Social Work, and Human Kinetics and Recreation, the Doctor of Psychology program and Student Wellness and Counseling Centre, the Department of Health and Community Services, the Eastern Regional Health Authority, and beyond for standing with us.  

Our work together has only begun.  
 
 

Memorial University Supports Exploration of
Expansion of Interprofessional Education

The Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education (CCHPE) at Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), is thrilled to be the recipient of two university funded awards for projects related to the expansion of interprofessional education (IPE).  The funding will allow for new partnering with other provincial educational institutions, Regional Health Authorities, and community and patient organizations.  The need and capacity for provincial IPE programming across the continuum of professional development will be explored with partners.

CCHPE currently designs, implements and evaluates IPE for students from seven health/social professional training programs (clinical psychology, human kinetics and recreation, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, police studies and social work) along with collaborators from all participating units.

The adjudication panels of the Teaching and Learning and Public Engagement Accelerator Funds have awarded CCHPE a total of $281,248 to create the partnerships required to explore the feasibility of a comprehensive provincial patient-centred IPE program.  This project has the potential to enhance interprofessional collaboration training for current and future health/social care professionals providing frontline care to patients/clients and families in NL.

CCHPE is proud to have the support of the Deans and Directors of participating programs, internal technical partners, the provincial government, Eastern Health, the College of the North Atlantic and the Community Sector Council in developing the two funding proposals.  Dr. Olga Heath, Director of CCHPE comments, "It is a very exciting time for CCHPE as we look ahead to the enhancement of our highly regarded and innovative IPE programming".


 
Dr. Vernon Curran Invited to East Carolina University as a Visiting Scholar
 
Dr. Vernon Curran, Professor of Medical Education, Director of Academic Research and Development with the Faculty of Medicine and former Director of CCHPE, was recently invited to East Carolina University as a visiting scholar.  The purpose of Dr. Curran's visit was to advise on evaluation of US Department of Health and Human Services funded interprofessional education (IPE) projects being undertaken by faculty with the College of Nursing, College of Allied Health Sciences and Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.
 L to R:  Bobby Lowery, PhD, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Director of the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program Elizabeth Feldhousen, PhD, Project Coordinator Michelle Skipper, DNP, FNP-BC, Clinical Associate Professor, Director of the Adult Gerontology and Family Nurse Practitioner Program Pamela Reis, PhD, CNM-NNP, Assistant Professor, Nurse-Midwifery Program Faculty

L to R:  Bobby Lowery, PhD, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Director of the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program Elizabeth Feldhousen, PhD, Project Coordinator Michelle Skipper, DNP, FNP-BC, Clinical Associate Professor, Director of the Adult Gerontology and Family Nurse Practitioner Program Pamela Reis, PhD, CNM-NNP, Assistant Professor, Nurse-Midwifery Program Faculty
 



CCHPE Presents Dr. Dennis Sharpe with an Award
 
The Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education (CCHPE) was pleased to present Dr. Dennis Sharpe, former Director of CCHPE, with an award recognizing his commitment and contribution to the work of the Centre.
 
Former Director of CCHPE to Receive Distinguished Researcher Award
 
Dr. Vernon Curran, Professor of Medical Education and Director of Academic Research and Development with the Faculty of Medicine and former Director of CCHPE,  will receive the 2013 Distinguished Researcher Award from the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education.  This award was established by CAUCE to recognize an individual who has made a sustained and significant contribution to university continuing education research in Canada.


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