Health Sciences Education and Research Commons

Providing care to patients with increasingly complex challenges within an evolving health system requires a new approach to health science education. The Health Sciences Education and Research Commons (HSERC) is committed to equipping the next generation of health professionals with the skills to provide such care. 

HSERC is a shared resource comprising eight faculties with two essential parts. First, HSERC is home to interprofessional curriculum with a focus on supporting the development and evaluation of team-based learning experiences for all health science faculties. Second, HSERC has a suite of simulation learning environments and simulation services (e.g. Standardized Patient Program) to support curriculum development/delivery and education research.

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  1. Learn from a textbook? Learn from experience? Why not both?

    August 21 2013

    IntD 410, Interprofessional Health Team Development, is a transformational course in which students develop four core competencies essential to interprofessional (IP), or collaborative health team practice: communication, collaboration, role clarification and reflection.

  2. Obesity Management Certificate challenges ideas about obesity

    July 23 2013

    “With each patient, you have to identify the problem that can be addressed through obesity management,” says Sharma. “The sooner you can define what you can improve for the patient – back pain, sleep or mobility for example – the better. That then is your goal. It’s crucial that you move very early away from a weight-focused goal.”

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