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CHP309 Reflective Professional Health Practice (8)


This subject is designed to prepare the student to practice as a professional health worker. Issues pertinent to the development of the health working profession are discussed such as registration for health workers, National competency standards, research and professional affiliations.

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Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: CHP309
Where differences exist between the handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Nursing and Health Science

Assumed Knowledge


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
* Practice professional health work that is culturally safe,
holistic and which maintains personal and client integrity
* Demonstrate an awareness of the diversity of Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies, caucasian and
multicultural populations and the health problems particular to
this group of people
* Demonstrate an ability to integrate knowledge from previous
subjects thus ensuring holistic practice
* Discuss the National Aboriginal Health Worker Competency
Standards as they relate to a beginning practitioner
* Discuss issues for health workers related to professional
registration and affiliations.
* Demonstrate an ability to utilise principles of reflective
practice to address self-learning needs
* Utilise the skills of leadership to demonstrate management,
supervisory and group forming and maintaining skills
* Recognise the importance of their role as responsible,
accountable and professional health practitioners
* Acquire strategies for effective time management
* Discuss trends in the Australian society which may impact on
their role as health care professionals
* Utilise collaborative and leadership skills to function
effectively as part of a health care team
* Critically evaluate research pertaining to their learning needs
within an identified area of nursing practice
* Demonstrate and ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate
care for clients


The subject will cover the following topics:
* clinical decision making, priority setting and clinical judgement * strategies to manage time and workload * the graduate practice context * registration of the Indigenous Health workforce * National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Competency Standards * management strategies, supervisory skills, team building and enhancement skills, staff allocation * client and staff assessment and the ability to give appropriate feedback * advanced documentation * professional organisations and career development * integration of cultural sensitivity into nursing practice

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 10 day residential school. Residentials will provide students with intensive support with lectures and tutorials providing the students with enough support to achieve satisfactory subject performance outcomes.


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 13 April 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.