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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedGippsland First semester 2010 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Mrs Mollie Burley


This unit is concerned with developing the knowledge and skills necessary for successful rural interprofessional practice. The material will assist health professionals to organise and interconnect activities and roles with other professionals and occupational groups for the benefit of rural patients. The delivery of the unit is a combination of self-directed learning and interactive workshops focusing on theoretical knowledge and practical skills. This unit is relevant to all health professionals and, the skills gained by students are applicable for current and future work in the health sector and, will benefit any subsequent community in which they work.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Critically examine the principles of interprofessional practice as related to their own practice;
  2. Identify the characteristics of effective interprofessional teams and their influence on patient centred care;
  3. Explore the diversity, effectiveness and impact of interprofessional practice in rural health practice;
  4. Develop a model of interprofessional practice which can be used to evaluate an existing or theoretical practice environment.


Workshop 1 (1500 wd equivalence) 25% comprising 10% online discussion and 15% participation in work
Workshop 2 (2100 wd equivalence) 35% comprising written assignment 15% and 20% participation in work
Project proposal (2400 wd equivalence) 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Fiona McCook