Establishing the Collaborative Care Curriculum at Monash University

Fiona Maree Kent, Bronwyn Margaret Maddock

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Collaborative practice is required to deliver safe and efficient healthcare. To prepare students for collaborative working, interprofessional learning opportunities are required. To strategically address this agenda, the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (FMNHS) at Monash University has brought together key representatives from nursing, nutrition and dietetics, medicine, occupational therapy, paramedics, pharmacy, physiotherapy, psychology, radiation therapy and radiography to design a Collaborative Care Curriculum.

The aim of the initiative is to develop and endorse a framework for interprofessional or collaborative practice for entry-level health professionals. Representation from all professions and students was gathered. Existing interprofessional education frameworks were analysed and applicability to our context discussed. Accreditation documents from all professions were perused by profession representatives to identify items relating to collaborative practice and after synthesis, discussion, debate and then broader consultation, consensus on themes for the curriculum were established.

An overarching education framework for collaborative practice with learning outcomes at novice, intermediate and entry to practice levels is now under development. Alignment of the isolated interprofessional activities to the emerging framework is underway, and new interprofessional learning opportunities are under development in alignment with the overarching framework.

This presentation will discuss the process, content and current status of the Monash University Collaborative Care Curriculum.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017
EventInternational Clinical Skills Conference 2017: Transitions - Prato, Tuscany, Italy
Duration: 21 May 201724 May 2017
Conference number: 7th (Abstract book)


ConferenceInternational Clinical Skills Conference 2017
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