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Unit description

Introduces students to interprofessional practice and the professional requirements of practice as a health professional. Students will explore the roles, responsibilities, of their own and other disciplines and how to work together to deliver collaborative-person centred care. A second focus of this unit is to prepare students for their early placement experiences by recognising the legal, regulatory, and ethical expectations of practice.  

Unit content

  1. Introduction to interprofessional education and collaborative person-centred practice 
  2. Preparation for placement
  3. Interprofessional communication 
  4. Interprofessional teams and team functioning
  5. Value, ethics and safety – legal and regulatory requirements of healthcare
  6. Foundations of health careers 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1identify the contribution of own and other disciplines in improving outcomes
2demonstrate interprofessional communication skills appropriate for person-centred care
3develop strategies that can be applied during work integrated learning to optimise professional and career development
4outline relevant interprofessional and discipline-specific ethical, legal, and regulatory principles, frameworks, and practice standards

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify the contribution of own and other disciplines in improving outcomes
  2. demonstrate interprofessional communication skills appropriate for person-centred care
  3. develop strategies that can be applied during work integrated learning to optimise professional and career development
  4. outline relevant interprofessional and discipline-specific ethical, legal, and regulatory principles, frameworks, and practice standards

Prescribed Learning Resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (1 week)
Tutorial 2 hours (5 weeks)
Laboratory 3 hours (1 week)
Tutorial 1 hour (5 weeks)
Assessment
Portfolio50%
Quiz10%
Presentation40%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (1 week)
Tutorial 2 hours (5 weeks)
Laboratory 3 hours (1 week)
Tutorial 1 hour (5 weeks)
Assessment
Portfolio50%
Quiz10%
Presentation40%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (1 week)
Tutorial 2 hours (5 weeks)
Laboratory 3 hours (1 week)
Tutorial 1 hour (5 weeks)
Assessment
Portfolio50%
Quiz10%
Presentation40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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