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Class of 2023
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Course Title:
5730 - Physician Competencies I
Teaching Hours:
Teaching and Learning MethodsTotal Scheduled Hours = 135.5
Lecture = 59.5
Discussion, Large Group (>12) = 11.5
Workshop = 18
Tutorial = 2
Discussion, Small Group (<12) = 5.5
Independent Learning = 6
Research = 30
Conference = 3

Introduces students to concepts that encompass the non-medical expert CanMEDS roles of scholar, communicator, collaborator, advocate, manager and professional in the context of the healthy person, family and the physician within health care systems.
Assessment Methods
Research or Project Assessment
Self-Assessment (Reflection)

Course Goals
Blueprint ID Course Goals
7039 Deliver an effective presentation or poster on a topic assigned
Program Competencies: cm-3 cm-6
7040 Explain the roles of the various professional groups and other stakeholders on the healthcare team
Program Competencies: cm-6 co-1 co-2 co-3 co-4
7041 Analyze group dynamics
Program Competencies: co-1 co-3 co-4
7042 Discuss the role of the physician as a leader and health care manager in the health care system
Program Competencies: ld-2 ld-3 pr-1 pr-2 pr-3 pr-4
7044 Apply principles of biostatistics and epidemiology to measuring health status of patients and communities
Program Competencies: ld-2 sc-2
7045 Conduct a literature review and develop a research question
Program Competencies: sc-1 sc-2 sc-3
7046 Discuss ethical and legal issues for decision making in clinical encounters and the health care system
Program Competencies: ld-3 ha-3 pr-1 pr-2 pr-3 pr-4
7299 Identify and discuss a health promotion activity
Program Competencies: ha-1 ha-2
Program Competencies
cm-3 Communicator
Discuss relevant health care information and management plans with patients and their families.
cm-6 Communicator
Discuss effective strategies for communicating with third parties other than health care professionals.
co-1 Collaborator
Demonstrate effective collaboration skills within the health care system.
co-2 Collaborator
Demonstrate effective consultation with other health care professionals to provide care for individuals, communities, and populations.
co-3 Collaborator
Demonstrate respect for health care team members without bias (e.g., bias related to gender, ethnicity, cultural background or health care role).
co-4 Collaborator
Demonstrate effective strategies to promote understanding, manage differences and resolve conflicts through negotiation and collaboration.
ld-2 Leader
Apply evidence and management processes to effectively allocate health care resources.
ld-3 Leader
Describe the roles and responsibilities of physicians and governing bodies in the development and support of the health care system.
pr-1 Professional
Demonstrate accountability to patients by applying best practices and adhering to high ethical standards.
pr-2 Professional
Demonstrate altruism and accountability to society by recognizing and responding to societal expectations in health care.
pr-3 Professional
Demonstrate integrity and accountability to the profession by adhering to standards and participating in physician-led regulation.
pr-4 Professional
Demonstrate a commitment to physician health and well-being to foster optimal patient care.
sc-2 Scholar
Apply the principles of research, critical appraisal and evidence-based medicine to learning and practice.
sc-1 Scholar
Develop a plan for personal continued education.
sc-3 Scholar
Demonstrate facilitation of learning for health care professionals, patients and society as part of the professional responsibility.
ha-3 Health Advocate
Assess and respond to issues in the Canadian health care system and advocate for patients at all levels.
ha-1 Health Advocate
Identify the important determinants of health, risk factors for illness, interaction between the population and their physical, biological and social environment, and personal attributes.
ha-2 Health Advocate
Identify public policies and trends that affect health locally, nationally, and globally, and barriers to access for populations, including persons with disabilities, the underserved and the marginalized.

Assessing and Measuring Health Status
Ethics/Legal 1
Interprofessional Education 1
Leadership 1
Patient Safety 1
Physician Wellness and Lifelong Learning 1
Professionalism 1
Research 1