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.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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 obtain 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, and 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 the diagnosis and management of disease processes;
  • demonstrate self-directed learning skills;
  • demonstrate critical thinking skills; and
  • 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.


This 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; and
  • 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.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of HLT311 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Reflective portfolio
Reflections on indigenous learning experiences
Module 1 test
Module 2 test
Module 3 test
360 degree evaluation of participation
Oral presentation

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.