Many disciplines-common approach: Experiences in the development and delivery of an interprofessional health subject

Cleak, Helen, Williamson, Dianne, & French, Glenys (2010) Many disciplines-common approach: Experiences in the development and delivery of an interprofessional health subject. In Davies, M., Devlin, M., & Tight, M. (Eds.) Interdisciplinary Higher Education: Perspectives and Practicalities. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 209-225.

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In 2004, the Faculty of Health Sciences at La Trobe University in Victoria, Australia, introduced a new, final-year subject ‘Interdisciplinary Professional Practice’. The subject is taught to all students enrolled in the 11 allied health and human service disciplines at La Trobe University across metropolitan and rural campuses. The delivery is online to overcome timetabling barriers and to provide time and geographic flexibility. The subject is presented using an enquiry-based learning model. Students are exposed to the concepts of interdisciplinary teamwork through shared learning across professional boundaries to enable a collaborative workforce. An outline of the background development and design of this subject, and its implementation and content areas is presented. A discussion of relevant literature and an analysis of the subject evaluations and focus groups that have guided subject development to enhance student learning over eight cohorts is included.

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ID Code: 95609
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: HERN
DOI: 10.1108/S1479-3628(2010)0000005015
ISBN: 9780857243713
ISSN: 1479-3628
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 17 May 2016 23:09
Last Modified: 24 May 2016 22:09

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