|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:
||Critically analyse the processes which impact on the functioning of interdisciplinary teams.|
||Critically analyse the processes which impact on inter-agency working.|
||Critically apply an understanding of interdisciplinary and inter-agency working to practice.|
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. 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
This module is based on direct and private study supplemented by lectures, workshops and tutorials.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2,3|
All learning outcomes are assessed by an essay.
|1.||Barrett, G. et al, 2005.Interprofessional Working in Health and Social Care: Professional Perspectives. Palgrave.|
|2.||Mclean, T., 2007. Interdisciplinary Practice in Lishman, J (Ed.) Handbook for Practice Learning in Social Work and Social Care. Jessica Kingsley.|
|3.||MathiasS, P. et al. (Eds.)1997. Interprofessional Working for Health and Social Care. Palgrave.|
|4.||Peck, E., & Dickinson, H.,2008. Managing and Leading in Inter-agency Settings. The Policy Press.|
|5.||Quinney,A.and Hafford-Letchfield,T.2012. Interprofessional Social Work. Effective Collaborative Approaches. 2nd ed. London. Sage.|