Preparing health science students for interdisciplinary professional practice

Cleak, Helen & Williamson, Dianne (2007) Preparing health science students for interdisciplinary professional practice. Journal of Allied Health, 36(3), pp. 141-149.

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Abstract

In 2002, a number of lecturers from different clinical schools within the Faculty of Health Sciences at La Trobe University embarked on the development of a new interdisciplinary professional practice subject to be undertaken by all final-year undergraduate health science students. The subject was designed to better prepare students for their first professional appointment by introducing them to the concepts of interdisciplinary teamwork, the health care context, and the challenges and constraints that organizational contexts present. This report details the background of the project, the consultation and development that took place in the design of the subject, and implementation of the subject. The uniqueness of the project is explained by the number of disciplines involved, the online delivery, and the focus on a set of generic graduate attributes for health science students. It is hoped that students who have undertaken this subject will have a better understanding of the roles of other health professionals and the context in which they will be working by grappling with many real-life professional issues that they will face when they graduate and enter the workforce.

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ID Code: 95529
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Teaching - methods, Educational Measurement - methods, Health Occupations - education, Program Development - methods, Program Evaluation - methods, HERN
ISSN: 0090-7421
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 12 May 2016 22:56
Last Modified: 17 May 2016 01:27

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