Lynda Eccott holds a BSc in biology from the University of Victoria and a master of science degree in pharmacology from UBC. She joined UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1993 and has been a senior instructor in the Faculty since 2002. She is the director of Interprofessional Curriculum at the College of Health Disciplines and the coordinator of Interprofessional Education (IPE) within the Faculty.
Lynda teaches Pharmacy 460: Natural Health Products in Pharmacy Practice, an evidence-based course that covers the safety and efficacy of commonly used herbs and supplements. She also supervises students taking the Health Mentor’s Elective (Pharmacy 453B), a course where pharmacy students work with an interprofessional group of students as they learn from their health mentor. As the IPE coordinator, Lynda works with the Faculty to develop, teach and evaluate IPE curriculum that will help prepare pharmacy students for collaborative practice.
Lynda has been the PI and Co-investigator on a number of TLEF grants that focus on curriculum development related to IPE and has published her work on IP-PBL. Areas of research interest include qualitative and quantitative research on the effectiveness of interprofessional education teaching strategies, overcoming barriers to pharmacist-physician collaboration, and professional identity and its relationship to negotiating roles in collaborative practice. She has also been invited to present IPE topics at national and international conferences.
"The Health Mentors Program: An approach to teaching interprofessional collaboration, chronic illness and patient-centred care." Bainbridge L, Eccott L, Towle A, Godolphin B, Kline C. All Together Better Health V Conference. Kobe, JP. October 5–8, 2012.
"Launching students on their interprofessional journey: an event for all first year students." Eccott L, Wood V, DePalma C. All Together Better Health V Conference. Kobe, JP. October 5–8, 2012.
"Interprofessional Education Passports as a Means of Integrating Interprofessional Learning into Curricula." Eccott L, Wagner S, Jung B. All Together Better Health V Conference. Kobe, JP. October 5–8, 2012.
"Preparing Pharmacy Students for Collaborative Practice – an Online Pharmacy-Physician Collaboration Module." Eccott L, Kim-Sing A, Trinh E, Marchand JP. Association of Faculties of Pharmacy in Canada Conference. Quebec City, QC. June 5–7, 2012.
"The Interprofessional Health Mentor’s Program at the University of British Columbia – Delivered to Pharmacy Students as an Elective." Eccott L, Towle A, Godolphin B, Kline C, Berthin J. Association of Faculties of Pharmacy in Canada Conference. Quebec City, QC. June 5–7, 2012.