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Unit details

HBS745 - Interprofessional Collaboration in Health Care

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Catherine Ward


HSE704 or HSN744 or HSW714

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

All content available in Cloud (online)


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


HBS745 is a Cloud (online) unit involving students from Nursing, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Dietetics, Clinical Exercise Physiology and Medicine. There are two streams to this unit that run concurrently throughout the trimester: the self-directed IPE stream and the interactive case conference stream. 

In the self-directed IPE stream students explore in a self directed manner the key themes of the unit including what is Interprofessional Collaboration, understanding your own and others personal style and roles of team members, health professional roles, leadership in collaborative teams, teams and team development, and conflict management and assertiveness in collaborative teams.

In the interactive case conference stream students participate in weekly discussions with their team via CloudDeakin and participate in four case conferences using eLive in which they collaborate with the other health professional students in their team to develop a care plan for each case and consider issues related to interprofessional teams.


Assessment task 1: Self-­directed stream assessment – reflective pieces (2500 words) 50%

Assessment task 2: Interactive case conference stream assessment - participation in online activities (CloudDeakin discussions and eLive case conferences) 30%
Assessment task 3: 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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