UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 2 | Jan.
College to foster team approach to health
A College of Health Disciplines, the first of its kind in North
America, has been established at UBC to provide an academic
headquarters for the interprofessional activities of seven faculties
engaged in health and human service programs.
Offering interprofessional learning experiences is one of the strategies
outlined in Trek 2000, the university's vision document.
Prof. John Gilbert, former coordinator of Health Sciences, will
serve as principal of the college that affiliates the faculties
of Agricultural Sciences, Applied Science, Arts, Dentistry, Education,
Medicine, and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Goals of the college include preparing students graduating to practice
in health sciences with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed
to work in the collaborative interprofessional health and human
services environment. College activities include developing curriculum,
fieldwork education and research programs.
Currently housed in the Instructional Resources Centre, the college
is governed by a council of the deans, or their designates, of the
seven affiliated faculties, the Health Sciences Students Association,
student senators and others. The college replaces the Office of
the Coordinator of Health Sciences.