Office of the Registrar
General Information (2006/2007)
8.6 Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education
  • Vernon Curran, Ph.D.
  • Co-Director (Programming & Research)
  • Dennis B. Sharpe, Ph.D.
  • Co-Director (Planning & Development)

The Centre was established in September 1999 by the Directors of the Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work and the Deans of the Faculties of Education and Medicine. The Deans and Directors comprise the Centre's Governing Council and are responsible for appointing the Directors and Scholars. The Scholars are faculty members who have demonstrated scholarly expertise and achievement in education, and who have substantial involvement in the work of the Centre. Other faculty members may identify themselves as Members of the Centre, and are welcome to participate in the Centre's activities.

The mission of the Centre is to improve the education of social workers, pharmacists, nurses, physicians and other health professionals through the following objectives:

  1. developing, facilitating and coordinating collaborative, interprofessional educational programs;

  2. providing expertise and material resources for enhancing the design, delivery, and evaluation of educational programs;

  3. stimulating and supporting collaborative research in health professional education;

  4. promoting health professional education as an academic pursuit;

  5. collaborating with faculty developers to provide education-related training;

  6. developing and providing simulated patient/client programs for training and assessment.

Further information may be obtained by contacting the Centre in writing to the Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Health Sciences Centre H2901, St. John's, NL Canada, A1B 3V6, or by telephone to (709) 777-6912, or by fax to (709) 777-6576, or through the website at www.med.mun.ca/cchpe.