HLT425 Integrated Transdisciplinary Care Teams (8)


The aim of this subject is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to critically reflect on integrative transdisciplinary approaches to providing effective person centred care. Students will develop a deeper appreciation of the necessity to become familiar with the concepts and approaches of colleagues, the sharing of disciplinary roles and functions, and the blurring of disciplinary boundaries thus facilitating effective and timely person centred care across a disease trajectory.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HLT425
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Previous Bachelor degree must be an allied health degree, a psychology related degree, social work or welfare related degree or nursing degree.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to conceptualise and define person centred care and the unit of care
  • be able to critically analyse the impact integration and transdisciplinary approaches have on people with advanced chronic & terminal illness
  • be able to discuss the significance of implementing transdisciplinary approaches early in the disease trajectory
  • be able to synthesise knowledge of the psychological and psychiatric issues that impact across the life course and disease trajectories, from diagnosis to death and into bereavement
  • be able to challenge current thinking and knowledge relating to care teams by critiquing the impact of transdisciplinary care teams on effective person centred care


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • determinants of health, mental health and wellbeing
  • person centred care
  • unit of care as applicable to advanced chronic and terminal illness
  • definitions and considerations with implementation of transdisciplinary care
  • moving towards transdisciplinary care teams; understanding the values, skills & knowledge for effective transdisciplinary teams
  • effective communication between transdisciplinary teams
  • the importance of therapeutic relationships including the micro-skills involved in developing an effective relationship across the unit of care
  • mindfulness of members of the care team
  • what is good end of life care? Integrating end of life care into transdisciplinary teams


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.