|Prerequisites for Module|
Successful completion of Stage 3 modules or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To enable the student to analyse the processes which impede and facilitate interdisciplinary and inter-agency work and apply the understanding to enhance their contribution to interdisciplinary practice.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
Indicative Module Content
The nature of professionalism and the impact on professions of organisational change. An exploration of varying approaches to risk assessment, risk management and decision making. An exploration of different traditions of support/supervision within the professions and their implications for interdisciplinary teams. Consideration of roles, boundaries, skills overlap and skills mix. Authority and leadership within interdisciplinary teams. Conflict resolution and management of difference within interdisciplinary teams. An exploration of collaborative and competitive inter-agency working. Inter-agency practice with regard to the control and rationing of resources. An analysis of the links between inter-agency practice and service delivery co-ordination. Strategies for evaluating the effectiveness of interdisciplinary and inter-agency working.
|The content also reflects the knowledge, skills and professional confidence and competence requirements of the Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection (Scottish Executive, 2006)|
Indicative Student Workload
Mode of Delivery
Full Time - This module will be delivered by the use of lectures and seminars consisting of a combination of Social Work, Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy students.
Distance Learning - A combination of introductory lectures and workshops, independent private study using prepared materials, reinforced by tutorial contact.
All learning outcomes are assessed by an essay.