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CHP309 Reflective Professional Health Practice (8)

Abstract

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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Subject information

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

Assumed Knowledge

CHP203

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

Syllabus

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.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 20 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.