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MEDI11004 - Professional Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Students learn to interact effectively with clients and peers through an understanding of professional and interprofessional relationships. This unit provides an overview of the social, legal and ethical issues that impact on the experience of illness, equity of health care and best practice. It contextualises therapeutic communication and collaborative teamwork skills and introduces the student to evidence based practice, reflective practice and decision making in the health professions.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Mackay
Online
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Mackay
Online
Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Group Work 40%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Examination 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
The unit includes content that overlaps to some degree with other units in the imaging courses.
Recommendation
Consultation amongst all imaging courses to reduce the amount of overlap in Year 1 units.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluations and unit coordinator
Feedback
Students are supplied with a large volume of learning resources in Moodle, some within the weekly Study Guide and others as standalone links within that week’s section. For standalone links there are not always explicit indications as to which are core and which are supplementary. To use all linked resources would significantly exceed the expected engagement time for the unit.
Recommendation
Evaluate and classify learning resources so that students can better manage the volume of reading for the unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
The group work assessment was a good learning opportunity, was well supported and fairly structured.
Recommendation
Maintain a similar group work structure and continue to use video and tutorial supports.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Collaborate with health care students demonstrating an understanding of professional and interprofessional relationships.
  2. Describe the principles underlying effective communication skills in health care settings demonstrating cultural sensitivity.
  3. Reflect on experiences to enhance your own personal and professional development.
  4. Apply knowledge of evidence-based practice to gather information effectively.
  5. Apply knowledge of legal and ethical issues that impact the provision of health care and best practice.
  6. Describe the impact of social determinants, disability and culture on the experience of illness and access to health care for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
  7. Identify national and international health reform initiatives to improve the quality and equity of health care.
  8. Explain the concept of quality patient care and inclusive decision-making in the health professions.

This is a core unit for many of the allied health courses which are subject to external accreditation by a range of professional and regulatory bodies. It introduces a range of concepts and professional competencies at a foundational level.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Group Work
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Group Work
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination