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MO1022 - Skill-sharing 1

Credit points: 0.5
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This module has been developed specifically for allied health professionals in the following professions; Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Psychology, Social Work, Speech Pathology.

This module supports you and your health service to develop, implement and evaluate a work-based training program in skill-sharing tasks. You will select a clinical task/s that your local health service requires you to deliver in a skill-shared capacity, and which is supported by the approved or planned local service delivery strategy explored in MO1005. You will draw upon the knowledge gained in MO1005 relating to risk, quality, systems and processes to support the integration of skill-sharing into your service. In the context of this module skill-sharing involves two or more allied health professionals sharing knowledge, skills and responsibilities across professional boundaries in assessment, diagnosis, planning and/or intervention. You will acquire the underpinning knowledge required in the selected clinical area through accessing module learning resources. Clinical skills training and competence assessment will occur in the workplace. Participants will demonstrate the safe and effective implementation of a skill-shared task/s under the clinical governance framework of their health service. Skill-share clinical task clusters supported by this module are: - Mobility and Transfers; and - Activities of Daily Living and Function. Participants need to be supported by their employing health service to train in and implement one or more skill-share tasks in practice. The health service will require a service model and clinical governance framework that includes skill-sharing. At a minimum this will include a: - Formal professional supervision process - Clinical outcomes/safety monitoring systems; and - Training records management process. Prior to enrolment participant's must have identified: - A clinical task cluster - A suitable local task trainer

Learning Outcomes

  • initiate, plan and evaluate a specific skill- sharing training plan in collaboration with colleagues using processes and documentation relevant to their workplace;
  • apply specialised knowledge to achieve competency or progress towards achieving competency in the identified clinical task/s within the scope of the relevant health service model.

Subject Assessment

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Prerequisites: MO1005 and MO1025. Participants are responsible for ensuring they are practicing in accordance with the regulatory instruments of their specific allied health profession, within their own personal scope of practice and experience level and in accordance with the policies of their employer. Skill-sharing will entail performing clinical tasks customarily undertaken by other allied health professionals but to manage the risk the allied health professional must acquire the necessary skills, knowledge and competency to safely perform the task.


Study Period 17, External
Census Date 09-Sep-2019
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Anne Jones.
Workload expectations:
  • 22 hours - Integrated online and work-based learning activities
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU
Assessment: report (must pass).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.