Mini-courses offer students an opportunity for interprofessional learning outside of their program curriculum.  Course are offered in online, in-person or blended formats, with students working together in interprofessional teams on projects or cases.  The short courses – normally 6-9 hours – cover a variety of topics that are inherently interprofessional.  Courses are open to all students in health-related programs, and are graded largely on a participation basis. Mini-courses may be used by students to fulfill the IPE curriculum requirements, as outlined by their Faculty.

Register for a mini-course

Click here to register for a mini-course. If you experience any issues with the online registration, please email

Withdraw from a mini-course

To withdraw from a mini-course, contact, at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the course.

Mini-courses are in high-demand, and registration is limited. If you cannot attend a course, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a student from the waitlist can take your place. The names of students who do not attend mini-courses that they have registered for will be recorded, and they may be required to respond to an IPE professionalism committee.

IPE Mini-Courses 2019 - 2020

Fall Term

Course Delivery Dates Time
Breastfeeding promotion: A population health model Face-to-face

Sept 19 - Oct 13

Registration is now closed.

Battling the Burnout Epidemic: An Interprofessional Approach to Improving Student and Healthcare Provider Wellness Face-to-face

September 23, 26 & 30 

Registration is now closed.

6:00-8:00pm (Sept 23 & 26) and 5:30-8:30 (Sept 30)
Prescribing exercise to patients: An expo led by Exercise is Medicine Canada Face-to-face

October 17, 24, and 31

Registration is now closed.

6:00 - 8:00PM
Addressing evidence denial in public Face-to-face Fall TBA 4:00-5:30PM
Are you an ally? Online

Oct 28 - Nov 22

Registration is now closed.

Breast Cancer - Through the Eyes of a Survivor Blended - Online with a Face-to-face session

Oct 21-Nov 22 (Face-to-face sessions Nov 5th or 7th)

Registration is now closed.

Ethics in Residential Care for Older Adults Face-to-face

October 17, 22 and 24

Registration is now closed.

Skills and Strategies for Responding to Sexualized Violence Online

Oct 15 – Nov 15

Registration is now closed.



Winter Term

Jan 27 - March 31, 2020

Course Delivery Dates Time
Wheelchair skills for life: From basic mobility and caregiver support to high-level sport Face-to-face Jan 14, 21, & 28 4:00-6:30pm
Centering Black Canadian Health Face-to-face
Jan 21, 23, 28, 29, Feb 4, 6 and 11 4:00-5:30pm
Choosing Wisely in the Health Professions: Investigating Health Care Overuse and the Choosing Wisely Canada Campaign
Face-to-face and online
Jan 23 & Feb 13, Online: Jan 26-Feb 8 4:30-6:30pm
Practicing interprofessional and person-centred care with individuals with Developmental Disabilities Face-to-face Mar 5, Mar 10, & Mar. 12 4:00-6:00PM
You are not alone: Pediatric palliative care Online Jan 20 - Feb 15 n/a
Preparing for International Global Health Electives
Face-to-face Feb 3 – 27 (Online: Feb 3-27, Face-to-face: Feb 25 & Feb 27) 4:00-5:30pm
Exploring LGBTQ+ Community in Healthcare
Online Jan 12 - Feb 10 n/a
Interprofessional Client-centred Approaches to Reduce Weight Bias and Stigma
Online Jan 27 - Mar 31 n/a
Dal Social Work Community Clinic: Thinking about Student Learning and Service Delivery from an Inter-professional Lens
Online Mar 22 - April 5 n/a
Critical Diversity Awareness in Interprofessional Teams Online Jan 20 - Feb 15 n/a
Interprofessional Collaboration in a Collaborative Family Practice Team Face-to-face and online
Jan 16 - Feb 5 TBA