Interprofessional Complex and Long-Term Care Program (Postgraduate) (S417)

Program Description

Leadership Claims

This program was created in collaboration with the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care at Baycrest and The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Toronto Metropolitan University.

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Program Overview

George Brown College's Interprofessional Complex and Long-Term Care (S417) program is a graduate certificate that prepares graduates to lead, manage or co-ordinate a team of interprofessional health-care providers in complex and long-term care environments. This program is delivered online.

Full Description

George Brown College's Interprofessional Complex and Long-Term Care (S417) graduate certificate will prepare you to lead and coordinate teams in complex and long-term care environments. This program is delivered online with components available on-demand to accommodate those currently working.

During this two-semester program, you will learn to:

  • Coordinate and collaborate with team members across various professions in LTC by accessing on-the-job tools
  • Develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills
  • Use simulated team-based cases within a serious educational game platform to practice caring for patients or residents
  • Practice and hone skills during a 120-hour clinical placement (can be completed with an existing employer or through virtual connections)
  • Designed for those who want to coordinate or manage an interprofessional health care team and lead initiatives aimed to improve the LTC sector
  • Earn college and university course credits

Although this program is delivered online and uses a virtual learning environment to support learning with realistic clinical situations, you don’t need to have superior technical skills to succeed. We’ll teach you what you need to know from a technology standpoint as you develop critical skills that will support your role as a member of an interprofessional team.

Throughout this program, you’ll develop essential skills that you can implement on the job, including:

  • how to work effectively as a member of an interprofessional team
  • an evidence-based approach to the planning and delivery of care that focuses on both the client and the family
  • common age-related changes that impact social, psychological and biological functions
  • the ability to assess and respond to a client’s health condition as it changes over time

You’ll also study the principles of interprofessional care, relational, and end-of-life care to support people in complex and long-term care environments.

Delivery of Program

This program has been designed to meet the needs of working professionals. Classes are delivered online and on-demand to allow for greater flexibility.

This program is available either full-time over two semesters, or part-time to meet your individual learning needs.

PLEASE NOTE: Some of our clinical or work placement partners may require students to show proof of full vaccination and PPE. For program specific requirements, please visit this page for the latest updates on COVID-19.

Your Field Education Options

Hands-on experience plays an important role in the Interprofessional Complex and Long-Term Care program. Students will be required to complete a 120-hour clinical placement to graduate.

If you work in the long-term care sector, you can complete the clinical placement component with your current employer.

If you are seeking an opportunity to change your career, you will be placed in a long-term care organization within your local community, or you will participate in a virtual clinical placement experience. 

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

Upon graduation of George Brown's Interprofessional Complex and Long-Term Care program, you will be prepared to take on an organizing role as a co-ordinator or manager in a health-care facility that already uses or is looking to adapt to a more interprofessional approach. This would include facilities like:

  • long-term care homes
  • retirement homes
  • complex continuing care
  • rehabilitation
  • home health services
  • home visiting health services
  • seniors' day services
  • hospitals
  • other health care facilities
  • organizations that require interprofessional care knowledge and expertise


The skills you develop from the Interprofessional Complex and Long-Term Care certificate will allow you to step into a role that many institutions need, but may not be not advertising for. There is demand in institutional settings for those who have a deep understanding about how to best utilize an interprofessional approach as it relates to complex and long-term care. 

Educational Pathways

George Brown College's Interprofessional Complex and Long-Term Care (S417) program is an Ontario College Graduate Certificate that provides laddering opportunities into additional certificate and diploma programs. Learners will gain transferable skills and credits toward other programs (e.g., baccalaureate degrees in nursing, health sciences management or gerontology).

Upon graduation from this program, the academic pathways available include the opportunity to apply for advanced standing for two credits in an undergraduate degree as they will have obtained two credits from Toronto Metropolitan University during the (S417) program.

Alumni Impact

We are immensely proud of the contributions of our alumni in Toronto and around the globe.

From Michelin-starred restaurants to major construction, entertainment, community and financial organizations, our graduates are truly making an impact across a range of industries.

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