The health workforce employs one in ten Canadians and constitutes over 2/3 of health system costs, entailing 8% of Canada’s GDP - or $175 billion - in 2019. Yet beyond doctors and nurses, we lack a basic understanding of the many roles played by a range of health occupations and professions within Ontario and across Canada. This lack of knowledge permeates the health system, leaving health workers themselves and key health system stakeholders with a limited understanding of the education, scope of practice, and models of care of the full range of health occupations engaged in the provision of care.
This course addresses a critical knowledge gap on the current and potential roles played by different health professions in the provision of health care.
This course will confer learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies required to
- design and deploy innovative, patient-centered and cost-effective models of care, and
- foster more optimal interprofessional collaboration in the implementation of integrated care.