INTER-PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION AND ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE

SHE Level 5
SCQF Credit Points 30.00
ECTS Credit Points 15.00
Module Code MMB523660
Module Leader Martin Kettle
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Social Work
Trimesters
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)
  • C (May start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

SCQF Level 10 or equivalent

Summary of Content

Students will develop a socio-political historical perspective on legislative and social policy developments related to inter-professional collaborative working and organisational change as well as compare and contrast: ethical and principled practice theoretical perspectives evidence-based research, practice models and frameworks and practice wisdom based knowledge uncertain, complex and diverse contexts in which agencies operate and in which harm may occur

Syllabus

Multi-model modes of delivery - on campus workshops, use of VLE, student group presentations, tutorial groups and exemplars of good practice. In time this module will be delivered by a blend of on campus and distance learning methods Teaching, learning and assessment. This is a 300 hour module made up of distance learning, workshops, interactive experiences via the VLE and self directed agency based learning. Assessment will be summative with formative feedback via online activities supported by the VLE. Module leader Dr Gaye Manwaring

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to:demonstrate and critically analyse the underpinning knowledge and conceptual understandings of inter-professional collaborative practicedemonstrate a range of specialised cognitive skills required to work towards achieving improved effective inter-professional collaborative practice and how this can lead to better outcomes for service usersdemonstrate an understanding of how political factors, including policy and legislation, can enhance or mitigate against collaboration between professional groupscritically examine how professional issues such as boundaries between professions and power differentials can impact of inter-professional collaborationreflect on how an individual's personal attitudes and values and can impact on the quality of inter-professional relationshipsdemonstrate the interaction and impact of organisational factors on inter-professional practice and vice versa.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

I ssues to be covered include: the political, organisation and individual issues that impact on inter-professional collaboration and how these impact on the delivery of services to service users. relevant historical & contemporary legislation & social policy key theoretical perspectives and practice frameworks (models and methods) across a range of disciplines inter-professional ethical working and social justice the tension across agencies between social control and respect for diversity, equality, dignity and privacy. inter-professional assessment of need, risk and resilience related to prevention and intervention within socio-cultural contexts, individual differences and crisis and uncertainty experience and impact on service users of inter-professional working inter-professional and organisational structure, policy, procedures and implications exploration of individual and cultural attributes and difference (social and emotional intelligence; organisational cultures)

Indicative Reading

This is a University of Dundee module and reading lists are currently being updated and will be available September 2015.

Transferrable Skills

Collaboration, Inter-personal Relations, Work 0-based coaching practice.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (PT) 60.00
Independent Learning (PT) 144.00
Seminars (PT) 48.00
Lectures (PT) 48.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 100.00 50% 6000 word assignment.Students are asked to set up a 'Collaborative Inquiry Group' to look at the degree of collaborative practice achieved within one aspect of their service delivery. Students are asked to search the literature around their identified topic and subsequently plan, implement and evaluate a collaborative inquiry, attending to both process and outcomes.Specific assessment criteria:All candidates must:o demonstrate and critically analyse the underpinning knowledge and conceptual understandings of inter-professional collaborative practiceo demonstrate a range of specialised cognitive skills required to work towards achieving improved effective inter-professional collaborative practice and how this can lead to better outcomes for service userso demonstrate an understanding of how political factors, including policy and legislation, can enhance or mitigate against collaboration between professional groupso critically examine how professional issues such as boundaries organisational culture between professions and power differentials can impact of inter-professional collaborationo demonstrate the interaction and impact of organisational factors on inter-professional practice and visa versao analyse reflectively an understanding of how an individual's personal attitudes, values and understanding can impact on the quality of inter-professional collaboration at a local level