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Interprofessional Health Care Teams

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Workplace Communication Skills for Interprofessional Health Care Teams

This course is delivered in a blended format that integrates virtual or in-person classes and online activities. It is 140 hours usually delivered over 10–18 weeks.

This practical course will help you

  • understand health care workplaces in Ontario such as clinics, community agencies and hospitals.
  • better communicate on interprofessional health care teams.
  • accurately provide and collect information on a client’s care.
  • network with local employers, industry associations and employment resources.

Small-group exercises based on everyday communication tasks in health care will help you

  • practise common interprofessional workplace communication skills.
  • develop strong networking and career-building communication skills.

Minimum eligibility requirements considered by colleges include:

  • you have training or experience as one of the following:
    • dietitian.
    • nurse.
    • occupational therapist.
    • physiotherapist.
    • social worker.
  • you have a valid language proficiency of at least level 6 in Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).
  • you are a permanent resident, convention refugee/protected person, Ukrainian temporary resident or their dependant in Canada (until March 31, 2025), or temporary resident affected by the crisis in Gaza (showing “MOME2023” in status documentation until March 31, 2027).
  • you live in Ontario.

Some colleges may request additional information.

Individuals currently working in Ontario health care can benefit particularly from this course.

See all Health Care courses and modules.

Workplace Communication Skills for Interprofessional Health Care Teams is offered at the following colleges in 2024–2025:

Centennial Toronto 416-289-5000 x 57405 / oslt@centennialcollege.ca
Conestoga Kitchener/Waterloo 519-886-3300 / oslt@conestogac.on.ca
George Brown Toronto 416-415-5000 x 6980 / oslt@georgebrown.ca
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