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Health Professional Practice 1 PG (6450.3)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Physiotherapy

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    Availability

    This unit is no longer offered. Information may be available for Units in the following years:

    Syllabus

    This unit introduces issues and practices in health care service delivery as they affect the health professional. Focus will be on communication with patients, carers and health professionals. Increased understanding of the needs of the patient within the health care system will be developed and, in particular, discussion of issues that may be a barrier to effective communication. There will be a focus on intra and interdisciplinary communication and teamwork. Profession specific curriculum may be required.

    Learning Outcomes

    DESCRIPTION:

    1. Understand the importance of and demonstrate, clear techniques in verbal and written communication as they apply to different areas of professional practice, involving patients, carers and health professionals;

    2. Identify and overcome barriers to effective communication including consideration of culture and ethnicity.

    3. Understand the importance of safe practice and apply basic occupational health and safety principles.

    4. Understand the legal framework required for professional practice.

    5. Apply the concepts of efficient, effective and reflective practice to their developing professional practice.

    Contact Hours

    Up to 3 hours per week lecture/tutorial or equivalent; up to 100 hours clinical placement over a year, or other clinical experience.

    Prerequisites

    None

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