Inter-Professional Working - WKBL8140

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This module raises awareness about collaborative working as an increasingly important part of workplace culture. You focus on collaborative working through a journey of examination, discussion and reflection on emerging collaborative practices. The role of research in, and its impact on, interdisciplinary and collaborative working is also explored. The overall theme of the module stresses the importance of building on experiential learning when working together with others, while developing critical perspectives on project management and leadership in an inter-professional context.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 19
Private study hours: 131
Total study hours: 150


This 30 credit module is available during Spring term


This module is part of the Master's level programme

Method of assessment

4,000 Word Written Assignment

Indicative reading

Beyerlein, A. (2002) Beyond Teams: Building the Collaborative Organisation. London: John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
Hornby, S.; Atkins, J. (2000) Collaborative Care- Inter-professional, Inter-disciplinary and Inter-Agency Working. 2nd Edition. Oxford: Blackwell.
Lank, E. (2005) Collaborative Advantage: How organisations win by working together. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.
Jasper, M. (2004) Beginning reflective practice. London: Nelson Thorne pubs.
Boud, D.; Keogh, R.; Walker, D. (1994) Reflection: Turning Experience into Learning. London: Kogan Page.
Johns, C. (2002) Guided reflection: Advancing practice. Oxford:Blackwell.
Walsh, L.; P, Kahn. (2009) Collaborative Working in Higher Education. London: Routledge Education.

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Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Critically appraise different models, concepts and frameworks related to leadership and team working; specifically styles and approaches impacting on multi-disciplinary working.
2. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the context, characteristics and culture of inter-professional and collaborative working and interaction, both within and across organisations and critically reflect upon this, through evidence led inquiry and reflexive practice, to enhance professional practice.
3. Develop higher level skills related to reflective and reflexive practice design in multi-agency and collaborative working.
4. Demonstrate an in-depth appreciation of the reasons for and the possible solutions to conflicts in the workplace impacting on inter-professional working and collaborative partnerships.


PG Certificate / PG Diploma / MA/MSc in Professional Practice and Teaching and Learning Pathway.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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