Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Rural Health
OfferedMoe First semester 2015 (Online)
Moe Second semester 2015 (Online)
Coordinator(s)Dr Susan Waller


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.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should 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 (1,500 words equivalence) (25% comprising 10% online discussion and 15% participation in work)
Workshop 2 (2,100 words equivalence) (35% comprising written assignment 15% and 20% participation in work)
Project proposal (2,400 words equivalence) (40%)

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