This subject examines the meaning of professionalism in the domain of public safety. Public safety employees will typically have roles serving their communities in the police, paramedicine, nursing, social work and other related fields. Public expectations for the quality and sustainability of services provided by their public safety professionals are high. Students undertaking this subject who aspire to work in the public safety sector will explore the meaning of professionalism, and what it means to be a professional. There are many difficult challenges in working in public safety; challenges to organisations as well as to individual employees. In this subject, the concept of resilience, and being resilient will be explored. Students will reflect on their own personal motivation for pursuing a public safety career, and will examine strategies to build their personal resilience, their emotional intelligence and their personal and professional competence. This subject will explore a range of issues relating to professionalism and resilience in public safety, and will utilise case studies and reflective practice as a tool for developing learning.
Centre for Law and Justice
Any Level 2 Justice subject.
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