Leading Improvement in the Quality of Health Care for Community Populations



Primary and community health is the foundation of health care in our system. Yet measurements of performance in the Canadian system show that there is room for improvement. Health care providers are primarily motivated in improving care; yet often they lack the core skills in quality improvement. Furthermore they have not been trained in leading or managing the interprofessional teams that are increasingly charged with improving care delivery.

This course fills two key niches – developing skills in quality improvement, and the management and leadership of interprofessional QI teams.

This course will offer an application-focused introduction to quality improvement. The course is designed on a platform of 'learning with, and from, course colleagues that includes in-class interactivity focused on reflection and exploring awareness of each student's clinical context in relation to improvement.

Format: Lecture / Seminar


  • 15% Class Participation
  • 15% Identifying Opportunities Workbook
  • 10% Project Charter
  • 10% Data Collection Plan
  • 20% QI Project Presentation
  • 30% QI Project

Reading(s): As assigned

Contact: familymed.grad@utoronto.ca


Participants must be licensed in a recognized health profession or a senior trainee therein. Masters’ level participants should have access to a practice site to complete the project work required.