This unit of study integrates the capabilities that students have developed earlier in their courses and prepares student health professionals for practice in an interprofessional setting. This unit is based on the principle that “Interprofessional education occurs when two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care” (CAIPE, 2002).
It focuses on developing five (5) interprofessional capabilities: interprofessional teamwork; interprofessional communication; navigating interprofessional conflict; professional roles and identities; and, critical reflection on interprofessional practice.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
The assessment tasks link the learning outcomes and graduate capabilities. In the first task students will work in a group to complete a case study. In the second assessment, students will complete a report informed by their exposure to interprofessional practice and using critical reflection. In the final assessment, students will synthesize the information gained from the formative work and create and present a group Poster Presentation that will critically assess their own performance and that of their team members.
Required readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):