HLT710 Clinical Issues in Health (8)

This subject aims to provide students with the opportunity to study contemporary issues in health within their field of practice and area of specialisation, in order to more deeply understand the influences which impact on health service delivery, the context of practice, and the scope of health professionals' practice. This subject will build on the existing professional expertise of candidates and facilitate their development of expert-level knowledge of key current issues in health, which will strongly inform the research component of the Doctor of Health Science degree. 

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HLT710. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Faculty of Science

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is available only to students enrolled in the Doctor of Health Science, or in another doctoral-level program with the approval of the  Sub Dean, Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Science. 

Subject Relationships

HLT510 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to synthesise clear and concise discussion on contemporary issues which affect professional health practice;
  • Be able to demonstrate advanced critical skills in analysing literature concerned with contemporary health issues;
  • Utilise research skills to source and use information to broaden and deepen understanding of issues which impact on professional practice and service delivery;
  • Be able to clearly articulate contemporary issues in health practice in the context of the current literature;
  • Be able to demonstrate advanced research, analytical, critical, reflection and communication skills through written and verbal modes


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to issues in health
  • The reflective practitioner
  • Professionalism
  • Ethics in health
  • Extended roles of professionals in health
  • Other clinical issues in health
  • The incorporation of research and evidence-based practice to contemporary health issues


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.