Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Virginia Plummer


This clinical unit focuses on the preparation of the student for the transition to interprofessional practice as a multi-skilled health professional. The unit will examine the management of self and others, organizational structures within healthcare practice, evaluation of leadership teamwork, risk management and multidisciplinary decision making. Students will participate in a range of learning experiences designed to enhance their appreciation of health professionals' roles and teamwork skills. Specific clinical contexts of learning will be acute care emergencies, mental health emergencies and disaster management.


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

  1. demonstrate the ability to engage in multi-skilled interprofessional roles in multidisciplinary team environments;
  2. appraise the contribution of leadership, management, teamwork and interdisciplinary collaboration in the provision of quality emergency care;
  3. engage in appropriate interactions within the multidisciplinary health care team that promote and support patient participation and autonomy;
  4. analyse a range of problem solving and time management strategies that enhance the organization of clinical workload whilst engaged in interprofessional practice;
  5. incorporate and evaluate culturally relevant and age specific interventions for clients across the lifespan;
  6. apply the principles of adult learning to identify their specific learning needs;
  7. reflect critically on their own actions and on the nature of interprofessional practice in relation to the management of clients' health situations; practice with increasing independence at a beginning registered nurse level in accordance with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMC) competencies.


Written assignment: 60%
Reflective journal (2000 words): 40%
Nursing Clinical assessment: Pass/Fail
Paramedic clinical skills logbook: Pass/Fail

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Virginia Plummer

Contact hours

Lectures and laboratory sessions will be conducted on two full study days to facilitate clinical placements throughout the semester.
This unit involves two clinical placements
1. Four week nursing clinical placement in a hospital emergency department
2. Approximately 80 hours paramedic clinical placements in a range of paramedic settings


BEH2032 and NUR3002