HS790-7-SP-CO:
Interprofessional Collaboration and Development

The details
2023/24
Health and Social Care (School of)
Colchester Campus
Spring
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Monday 15 January 2024
Friday 22 March 2024
15
14 February 2024

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

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Key module for

MSC B62024 Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration)

Module description

This module introduces learners to the concept of learning together to promote collaboration in healthcare. Learners are encouraged to work together in interprofessional teams to learn about other professions, enhance interprofessional communication and promote interprofessional team working. The emphasis is on person centred care, the team around the service user and the potential to enhance outcomes through collaborative working. Learners are encouraged to critically consider current policy drivers, research evidence and reflections on personal observations of healthcare to understand barriers and opportunities for team working. The module seeks to begin to develop reflective team workers who understand the value of collaborative working and seek to incorporate this in their further professional development.

Module aims

The aims of this module are:



  • To introduce learners to the concept of learning together to promote collaboration for current and future academic and clinical practice.

  • To develop reflective team workers who understand the value of collaborative working and seek to incorporate this in their further professional development.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the learner will be able to:



  1. Critically evaluate aspects of professionalism which contribute to effective collaborative practice.

  2. Critically appraise the need for service users to be part of the interprofessional team.

  3. Critically evaluate and reflect upon the process of collaboration and the impact it has upon interprofessional working.

  4. Critically evaluate and reflect upon the impact of personal, professional and societal beliefs upon inter-professional practice.

  5. Evaluate the impact of service user needs on inter-professional practice.

  6. Critically discuss political, legal and ethical issues which influence inter-professional practice.

Module information

Learners are encouraged to work together in interprofessional teams to learn about other professions, enhance interprofessional communication and promote interprofessional team working.


The emphasis is on person centred care, the team around the service user and the potential to enhance outcomes through collaborative working.


Learners are encouraged to critically consider current policy drivers, research evidence and reflections on personal observations of healthcare to understand opportunities and barriers for team working.


Indicative Content:



  • Barriers to and opportunities for team working

  • Reflective practice for lifelong learning and collaboration

  • Professional roles and responsibilities

  • Interprofessional study skills

  • The service user as a team member

  • Respect, care and compassion in healthcare

  • NHS Constitution (Core values and beliefs)

Learning and teaching methods

This module combines the use of lectures to introduce topics, interactive lectures and workshops to facilitate team working and learning and to enable learners to critically appraise their learning throughout delivery using reflective practice.

The fixed resource sessions consist of interactive seminars which will include lectures, discussion of course text and class based workshops.

There is an expectation that learners undertake independent learning to support and embed learning in line with the module aims and objectives. This includes, but is not limited to, study focused on producing work for small group activities, preparing for group discussions and assessed tasks.

Interprofessional collaboration and learning is undertaken on individual programme placements.

Resources are available through Moodle and these include teaching material, online discussion forums and quizzes. Journals and e books are available through the university library.

Professionalism resources and inter-professional working strategies guidance resources can be accessed online via HCPC, respective professional body and DoH websites.

Additionally learners are encouraged to explore, via websites of patient organisations in the third sector the requirements for inter-professional working through listening to the patient voice and perspective.

Learners are encouraged to access individual or small group tutorial support for areas of difficulty. Academic staff make themselves available for tutorial support by appointment.

Learners are advised to take tutorial advice from the module lead and marking tutors in relation to module content and assessment, and their allocated personal tutor for more general advice.

A core component of this module is the development of communication, reflection and teamwork skills through small inter-professional group working. Learners are expected to reflect upon their learning and skill development throughout the module during individual, personal study time.

Bibliography

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   2000-Word Critical Reflective Assignment   24/04/2024  80% 
Practical   Group Presentation on Reflective Models     20% 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Analisa Pais, email: ap21904@essex.ac.uk.
Mrs Tracey Williams-Macklin, email: tswill@essex.ac.uk.
Tracey Williams-Macklin, Analisa Marie Pais, Stacey-Anne Penny
sltadmin@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Prof Gary Morgan
city university
professor psychology
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 192 hours, 186 (96.9%) hours available to students:
6 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

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