Health Professional Education

Health Professional Education

This field supports research in the broad area of health professional education and practice. Philosophically, the field is informed by an experiential adult learning model, grounded in open dialogue, collaboration, and commitment to the development of a supportive learning community. The focus is on transdisciplinary and critical issues that cross health and social care disciplines. Topics may include:

  • Interprofessional education
  • Reflective/reflexive practice
  • Preceptorship and mentorship
  • Patient-/client-/family-centered practice
  • Educational assessment
  • Technology in education & practice
  • Ethical Issues
  • Arts & humanities in health professional education
  • Critical and transdisciplinary perspectives
  • Communities of practice
  • Leadership
  • Mindfulness

Field Leader

Anne Kinsella
School of Occupational Therapy

Students must complete three mandatory half-credit courses, one from each of the following categories:

Students must attend and participate in Seminar Milestones:

In addition, all PhD students must pass a formal comprehensive examination as a requirement of the program.

Schedule & Milestones