Collaborative Learning

Collaborative Learning at Unity Health

Collaborative Learning (CL), also known as Interprofessional Education (IPE), provides learners with experiences to learn about, from and with one another. Unity Health offers learners, from across our sites, a variety of scheduled accredited interprofessional (IP) opportunities including our CL Student Series, Structured Placements (longitudinal weekly curriculum) and peer mentorship.  Through partnership with the University of Toronto (UofT), Centre for Advancing Collaborative Healthcare & Education (CACHE), participating UofT students qualify for IPE credit.

Current curriculum is offered via Zoom, making the activities accessible to learners on-site and working remotely.  Students can register for Collaborative Learning activities using this link:  

Collaborative Learning curriculum is scaffolded by the Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC) Competency Framework.

What our learners say

"Thank you for choosing to make an IPE activity on an important topic that I think all healthcare professional students should take."
“I’ve learned to include the patient as part of the interprofessional team and have actively tried my best to share the patient’s voice and concerns with the care team.”
"The tangible resources and strategies for communicating with patients was really helpful and can envision using these tools and techniques in my future clinical environments."

“I have thoroughly enjoyed this experience! The facilitators created a safe space for us and I will surely remember what I learned from these four weeks and carry it into professional practice.”