National Taiwan University Geriatrics and Long Term Care Program

Course offered by School and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy

Course Syllabus in Team Intervention for Geriatric and Long Term Care Clients


Course Number: P35 U0200          

Course Name: Team Intervention for Geriatric and Long Term Care Clients         

Course Credit: 3

Instructors: (Principal) Ming-Hsia Hu, PT, PhD

                Phone: 33668137


                Office: Room 312, School of Public Health Building


        (co-instructors) Bih-Hsia Gau, Hui-Fen Mao

Year Level: Freshman year and up

Schedule & Place : Fall semester Tuesday 9:10~12:00 am; Rm 213, School of Public Health Building       


Course Description:

This course is a core course for the geriatric and long term care program offered at the National Taiwan University. This course introduces the roles of professionals involved in geriatric and long term care; emphasizing the importance of team in the field of geriatric and long term care; the process of building a team and the team dynamics, etc. This course will be offered in the formats of grand room lectures, group discussions, and experiencing of geriatric change or visits to the long term care facilities.


General Objectives of the Course:

After completing this course, the students would be able to understand

  1. What is a care team and the key factors for an integrated team.
  2. Understand the respective roles and unique values of professionals involved in long term care.
  3. Understand the characteristics of a team and its development process.
  4. Understand and experience the operations of a team, especially the forming of values and ethics, reflective communication, individuals versus team.
  5. Understand the importance and process of team learning.
  6. Identify the good and bad team dynamics and its influences on care.


Specific Objectives:

The following topics are covered to achieve the general objectives of this course





Week 1

 Course orientation

The 9 key factors for an integrated team.

Ming-Hsia Hu

Week 2

 Team models and professionals involve in long term care and their respective roles

Bih-Hsia Gau

Week 3

Team dynamics and developmental sequences: forming, norming, storming, performing and reforming.

Learning objective I: nutrition care

Bih-Hsia Gau

Week 4

 Student discussion and data collection on nutrition care

Bih-Hsia Gau

Week 5

Student reports: nutrition team care

Bih-Hsia Gau

Week 6

Team dialogue

Movie: A love story of a person with rare disease

Reflective diary I

Bih-Hsia Gau

Week 7

 Team communication

Bih-Hsia Gau

Week 8

 Learning objectives II: disability and frailty

Ming-Hsia Hu

Week 9

 Group discussion and data collection on disability and frailty

Ming-Hsia Hu

Week 10

 Team report on disability and frailty

Ming-Hsia Hu

Week 11

 Daily living arrangement and activity participation for older adults

Hui-Fen Mao

Week 12

Learning objectives III:Group activity design and leadership

Hui-Fen Mao

Week 13

Group discussion and data collection on activity design

Hui-Fen Mao

Week 14

Team report on activity design

Hui-Fen Mao

Week 15

Good and bad team interactions

Ming-Hsia Hu

Week 16

Conflict resolution

Ming-Hsia Hu

Week 17

 Reflecting on individual versus team

Summary discussion: an ideal team

Ming-Hsia Hu

Week 18

Final exam

Bih-Hsia Gau and Hui-Fen Mao and Ming-Hsia Hu


Textbooks and References

1.            Ghaye T. Developing the Reflective Healthcare Team. Oxford UK: Blackwell Pub, 2005.

2.            劉淑娟等。長期照護。台北:華杏,2007。

3.            陳惠姿校訂。長期照護實務,(二版)。第四章長期照護的專業團隊 (p.4-3~4-14),永大書局(2004)

4.            Miller PA. Interdisciplinary teamwork: The key to quality care for older adults. In Tepper LM, Cassidy TM (eds) Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Aging. NY, USA: Springer Pub, 2004:259-276.

5.            夏林清譯(原著Schon DA)。反映的實踐者:專業工作者如何在行動中思考。台北:遠流,2004

6.            Journal of Interprofessional Care (available NTU library)

7.            Reflective Practice (available NTU library)

8.            other references will be assigned during class by each instructors.


Grading System:

In class discussion: 10%

Peer grading: 10%

Class reports: 40%

final exam: 40%