At a Glance


  • Interdisciplinary
  • Health science

Instructional Level

  • College & CEGEP

Tasks in Workflow

Social Plane(s)

  • Group

Type of Tasks

  • Discussing
  • Gaming & role-playing

Technical Details

Useful Technologies

  • PowerPoint

Class size

  • Small (20-49)
  • Medium (50-99)


  • Single class period (< 90 mins)

Instructional Purpose

  • Application & knowledge building


The aim of this activity is to have students work with students from other disciplines to learn where issues arise in the process of procurement. This will allow students to anticipate potential issues before they arise, to understand the role of other disciplines and to better communicate with other disciplines when they are working in the field.

In teams, students will role play a blood procurement on a patient with multiple issues arising during the process of drawing the blood in the emergency room to analyzing the blood in the lab.

This activity takes place in-class after the students have already learned about procurement. Since this activity takes place in third year, students have already participated in interdisciplinary activities. The strategy used is role-play which allows the students to act out both the procedure and where issues may arise.

Instructional Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Communicate between health professionals
  • Identify types of issues that arise around the process of procurement
  • Identify scope of role within the process of procurement
  • Discuss roles within the procurement task
  • Demonstrate roles and scope of practice within the process of procurement
  • Discuss key takeaways in the communication process
  • Discuss other discipline’s role within the practice

Workflow & Materials


Activity Workflow

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Contributor's Notes

  • Communicate, learn and work together with students from different health disciplines.
  • Anticipate and prepare for issues that may arise during procurement.

It is important to have a facilitator with each student group to help guide students through the activity.

Applied Strategies