New roles for health care professionals in health care system and society – interprofesionalizem 


Health Care Sciences

Holder of subject:

Dr Brigita Skela Savič, Professor
Dr Walter Sermeus, Professor
Dr Tit Albreht, Assistant Professor

Education providers:

  • Dr Brigita Skela Savič, Professor
  • Dr Walter Sermeus, Professor
  • Dr Tit Albreht, Assistant Professor

Contact hours - lectures:


Contact hours - seminar:


Contact hours - exercises:


Individual student work:




Level of study:

Third cycle study program Health Care Sciences





Subject specific competences:


The student:

  • Introduction of meaning of interprofessional collaboration for healthcare sector and public health,
  • Introduction of key elements for implementing interprofessional collaboration in practice,
  • Reflexion on existent practice and planning of necessary changes.  

Mandatory  and recommended references:






Mandatory references:

  • Harvan, R.A., Jensen, G.M. & Brasic Royeen, C., 2008. Leadership in Interprofessional Health Education and Practice. Jones and Bartlett Publishers.  
  • World Health Organization, 2013. Interprofessional collaborative practice in primary health care: nursing and midwifery perspectives: six case studies. Human Resources for Health Observer, 13. © World Health Organization.  
  • Williams, P. & Sullivan, H., 2007. Working In Collaboration: Learning from Theory and Practice. Literature Review for the National Leadership and Innovation Agency for Healthcare. The National Leadership and Innovation Agency for Health Care in Wales.  
  • Culture change in the NHS, 2015. Applying the lessons of the Francis Inquiries. Availble at:
  • Walshe, K.& Smith, J., 2006. Healthcare Management. Open University Press.
  • Institute of Medicine, 2000.  To Err is human: building a safer Health System. National Academies Press. 
  • Internetni viri:
  • The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Različna gradiva na spletni strani 
  • The Creating an Interprofessional Workforce (CIPW) Framework, 
  • aktualni članki in gradiva po navodilih VSU 

Conditions for the inclusion in the study:

The students must have conditions for second year of study program. 

Assessment methods:

  • oral presentation of seminar work - 50%
  • written examination - 50%

Teaching methods:

Lectures, seminars, work with text, work in small group, presentation in front of group.