UBC Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia has designed a Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care to support a range of practising health care professionals as they transform their approach to delivering care and improving patient outcomes.

This new approach to healthcare, promoted by the British Columbia Ministry of Health, shifts delivery of care from working independently and collaborating with other health care practitioners on an informal basis to working in a structured, interprofessional, collaborative, team-based primary health care environment.

The goal of this online certificate is to expand the current knowledge and skills of practicing health care professionals, such as physical therapists and to enable the formation of highly functional teams that will optimize delivery of healthcare. The certificate will provide learners with enhanced skills in areas such as leadership, team dynamics, interprofessional collaboration, as well as cultural and ethical issues. Focusing on the “how” rather than the “what”, participants will form an interprofessional cohort and learn with, from and about each other.

Applications are accepted starting September 15, 2020, and the initial cohort will start in January 2021.

Visit the Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care website for more information.