6 x 2-hour workshop-1 per semester
3 x 4-hour workshop-2 per semester
1 x 1-hour workshop-3 once only
6 x 1-hour online lecture-1 per semester
1 x 3-hour online lecture-2 per semester
1 x 2-hour lecture once only
1 x 8-hour independent study weekly
1 Admission into MOT-Master of Occupational Therapy
1a Admission into MPT-Master of Physiotherapy
1b Admission into BHSMOT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Occupational Therapy
1c Admission into BHSMPT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Physiotherapy
1d Admission into MSPP-Master of Speech Pathology
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d))
Reflective assignment (60%); team presentation (40%).
Topic description

This topic will enable students to gain an understanding of the core aspects of interprofessional teamwork and collaborative client centred practice within contemporary health services. This will cover a range of practice settings including rural and remote, and culturally responsive practice.

Educational aims

This topic aims to introduce students to interprofessional teamwork using applied examples from a range of clinical practice settings. Interprofessional competencies and health behaviour change will be introduced and applied. Culturally responsive practice will be examined and linked to competency standards.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate application of interprofessional competencies across a range of settings
  2. Critically reflect on the application and experience of collaborative practice across a range of settings
  3. Understand the importance of, and critically reflect on, culturally responsive practice particularly in reference to working with Indigenous Australians
  4. Integrate knowledge and apply theories related to health behaviour change, client centred care and interprofessional practice

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.