Understanding Organisations, Management and Interprofessional Practice (L5096)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn and spring teaching

In this module, you learn about partnership with service users and carers, and collaboration between professions.
You do this through examining the policy context, theory and research evidence on partnership and interprofessional practice, and applying these to a piece of work undertaken on your placement (which runs concurrently).

You work in student-led learning groups, in which, week by week, you identify, research and share the knowledge you need in order to critically evaluate your own partnership practice - which helps to enhance your experience of team-working.

Your weekly lectures in this module introduce relevant themes. You then meet with your study group (10-12 students) to examine the weekly theme in the context of formally presented examples of your own practice.

As part of the module, you will complete an essay, which will identify common themes emerging from the successes and challenges of partnership work in your practice, as well as your reflections on team roles and processes in your study group work.


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 48 hours of contact time and about 102 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: