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Professional Orientation (Health) (11400.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Faculty of Health


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  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (193803) - View
  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (191864) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (190277) - View

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In this unit you will be introduced to the diverse opportunities in the field of health. We will explore contemporary issues within a variety of health professions as well as professional body requirements, accreditation and/or codes of conduct will be considered. You will gain an understanding of the skills and abilities required to perform as a responsible, capable, health professional and learn how your chosen health discipline fits within the wider health community. You will start your career awareness and planning through approaches such as five-year plans and portfolios.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify the personal skills, capabilities and knowledge necessary to meet the standards expected by health graduates in their chosen field;

2. Map out their academic and professional trajectories over the next five years in a portfolio;

3. Demonstrate a capacity to work collaboratively as part of a team to achieve academic and real-world/professional goals; and

4. Recognise how cultural, social and professional boundaries, identities and expectations influence communication as relevant to the health professions.

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Contact Hours

Two hours of lectures and ten to fifteen hours of interactive workshops on campus per week.





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Equivalent Units

9799 Foundations of Professional Knowledge

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