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Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
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This unit consists of two modules.
MODULE 1: INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
This module aims to provide students from the various clinical streams across the Faculty with the opportunity learn with, from and about each other in order to improve their willingness and ability to collaborate across disciplines to develop and deliver high quality integrated care pathways for the individuals and communities with whom they work.
This is a cloud (online) module involving students from Psychology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Dietetics and Medicine, Students will be allocated into an interprofessional 'service' team of approximately 8 students from across these professions. In these teams students will partake in two streams of study: the learning activities stream and the case management stream.
Learning activities stream
In the learning activities stream, students and their service team will undertake a range of guided experiential learning activities to explore the key themes of the module including:
For each of these themes, students will undertaken one or more short activities which will include some structured reflective discussion each week on CloudDeakin. Contributing to this discussion is critical for students learning in this module and as part of their assessment. Students will need to access these discussion boards several times each week.
Case management stream
In the case management stream students will practically apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the learning activities stream to work as an interprofessional team in managing several cases. Students will meet with their team via Elive on CloudDeakin for four case conferences to manage these cases. The team will work on one case together in the first part of the trimester. In the second part of the trimester, Nursing, Medicine, Social Work and Occupational Therapy students will each be given a "case" which they will be responsible for managing. These students will submit a care plan for their case which they will develop collaboratively with their team. Psychology students will not be given a case for which to develop a care plan in this trimester. In this trimester, psychology students will simply need to participate in the case conferences as the Psychology representative to share their perspectives and expertise with others in your team for the cases they bring to discuss. Students will also participate in further discussion about the cases and process of the case conferences on CloudDeakin. As part of module 2 students will submit a case study based on a client the student has management on placement which will draw the knowledge and skills the students develop in their case conferences and in this module in general.
MODULE 2: PLACEMENT
This module aims to provide students with:
The placements are designed to equip students will a range of professional skills and to develop an awareness of professional issues. Students are expected to experience a range of placements so that they gain experience with various client problems, age ranges (including children, adolescents and the elderly) and forensic settings. The placement will be assigned to the student by the placement coordinator. The placement program will be worked out jointly by the student, the placement coordinator, and the practitioners supervising the placement, including the minimum face-to-face contact time with clients or patients and the minimum contact time with the practicum supervisor. Contracts will be drawn up which will clearly specify the skills to be taught and the responsibilities of the student and the placement supervisor.
Module 1 assessment
Module 2 assessment
The above assessment constitutes 100% of the assessment for this unit. Failure to satisfactorily complete the requirements of any one component will result in the student failing the assessment and preclude admission to the next assessment.
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