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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Virginia Plummer


NEH3001 is the second of two units offered in the Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Emergency Health related to interprofessional teams. The underpinning framework of this unit and NEH2002 Interprofessional healthcare Teams 1 are based on the 'Interprofessional capability Framework" developed by the combined Universities Interprofessional Learning Unit, in Sheffield, UK. The guidelines generated from this framework relate to practice-based learning and fall within four conceptual domains: Knowledge in Practice, Ethical Practice, Interprofessional Working and Reflection.


At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

Theme 1: Knowledge in Practice

  1. describe team structures and effective team functioning through knowledge of group dynamics and professional roles of all team members for complex contemporary case scenarios:

Theme II: Ethical Practice

  1. demonstrate an ability to understand and respect patients' cultures, values and belief systems;

Theme III: Interprofessional Working

  1. produce an example of integrated assessment and plan of care in partnership with the patient and responsive to the needs of health care service requirements;
  2. demonstrate effective communication skills in the context of patient focused care;

Theme IV: Reflection

  1. describe problem solving approaches and evidence based practice to identify and anticipate change in interprofessional team roles for complex contemporary case scenarios;
  2. show evidence of reflective processes associated with the management of complex case scenarios.


Written reports on case-based team learning exercises: 40%
Self, peer and tutor assessments of group work and simulated team exercises: 30%
Assignment: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Virginia Plummer

Contact hours

12 hours per week including contact time and private study, averaged over the 12 week semester - a total of 156 hours.