Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Rural Health


Dr Susan Waller



  • Second semester 2016 (Online)


Current and future best practice community health care requires practitioners to be team players able to implement collaboratively negotiated person centred management outcomes. Students will develop a work ready understanding of interprofessional practice in diverse communities. This unit will enable health professionals to reflect on and review current practice in complex presentations mandating interprofessional practice. Content covered will be immediately applicable for improvement of safety and quality in collaborative practice in current and future health and community sector work.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the theoretical perspectives that inform learning and working together in multidisciplinary teams.
  2. Examine workplace culture and practice informed by interprofessional education and practice evidence.
  3. Apply frameworks of practice to management of persons with complex presentations that support and strengthen interprofessional competence in health care.
  4. Identify competencies and capabilities necessary to work in a multidisciplinary team with persons with complex presentations in diverse communities.
  5. Apply course interprofessional learning to the workforce for service improvement.
  6. Devise an action plan to address teamwork issues to strengthen collaboration and person centred health care practice in the workplace.


Practice reflection (1,000 words) (15%) (Hurdle)
Case study (2,000 words) (30%) (Hurdle)
Action plan (3,000 words) (55%) (Hurdle)

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