HLT311 Reflective Clinical Practice (32)
A problem based learning curriculum and design is used to allow students to integrate knowledge from biomedical sciences, psychology, sociology, law and ethics and to apply this within a clinical context relevant to practicing health professionals with particular reference to rural practice.
Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Orange Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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
School of Biomedical Sciences
Enrolment restrictions
Available to students in BClinical Sci
Assumed Knowledge
BMS310 and BMS291 and BMS292 and PSY111 and IKC100 and LAW131
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge from biomedical sciences, psychology, sociology and ethics to obtained a balanced view of health in society;
  • demonstrate understanding of the roles of various health professionals in health care teams;
  • demonstrate understanding of the concepts of health and disease;
  • communicate effectively with patients, care givers, other health professionals;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the delivery of health care in Australia with particular reference to rural vs metropolitan and state related differences;
  • display problem solving and clinical decision making skills that allow them to identify and analyse an appropriate sequence for approaching new problems;
  • display efficient work practices as part of a clinical team in diagnosis and management of disease processes;
  • demonstrate selfdirected learning skills;
  • demonstrate critical thinking skills;
  • demonstrate reflective practice by development of the ability to learn from experience both personally to improve their own practice and to be able to generalise this to the practice of others.
The subject will cover the following topics:
* application of fundamental biomedical science concepts to clinical cases/problems; * application of social sciences from areas of psychology, sociology and ethics to personal and community health and health professional roles; * application and understanding of the impact of patient variables on the clinical context; * ethical and legal issues within the clinical context; * clinician / patient relationship; * communication and interaction with patients and care providers; * concepts of health vs disease; * variability in health professional roles; * issues particular to clinical practice in rural regions; * communication and team work within multidisciplinary groups. All topics will be covered within the problem based learning curriculum and delivery methodology with facilitation of concepts and development of problem solving skills within realistic work role scenarios.
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

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