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HBS345 - Interprofessional Collaboration in Health Care

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

C Ward

Prerequisite:one of HNN227, HSO206, or HSW313


Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment


This is an interprofessional education unit involving students from Nursing, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Dietetics, Clinical Exercise Physiology and Medicine.  Students partake in two streams of study: the self-directed IPE stream and the interactive case conference stream. 

In the self-directed IPE stream students will undertake a range of guided experiential learning activities to explore the key themes of Interprofessional Collaboration including what is interprofessional collaboration, health professionals roles, understanding your own and others' personal styles, roles of team members, leadership, assertiveness and conflict management.

In the interactive case conference stream students are allocated into virtual interprofessional teams of approximately eight students from each of the professions involved. In these teams students will discuss key interprofessional collaboration issues via CloudDeakin discussions and manage cases via four case conferences in eLive.


Self-directed stream assessment – reflective pieces (2000 words) 50%
Interactive case conference stream assessment - participation in online activities (CloudDeakin discussions and eLive case conferences) 30%, completion of care plans based on case conferences (group) 20%

Students must pass both streams of the unit to pass the unit.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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