A multi-cohort project-based learning course realized through partnerships with local community actors

Aude Motulsky, Pierre-Marie David, Caroline Robitaille, Daniel Cortés Vargas, Marie-France Beauchesne, Johanne Collin


Teaching public health principles such as health promotion to healthcare professionals has gained attention in the last decade. The objective of this paper is to describe an innovative course that was developed in the Pharm.D programme in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Université de Montréal with a focus on health promotion through community-based project learning. First, it describes the course which was structured in twelve learning units given in two semesters to first and second year students who were grouped in teams of eight to ten. Then, it describes the instructional and evaluation methods for the course, including the development of an application to perform two 360-degree assessments within each team. Finally, it gives an overview of the projects realised since the implementation of the course, as well as future development within the Pharm.D curriculum.


Active Learning, Project-based Learning, Health Promotion, Community Services, 360-degree Assessment

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