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SCU OnlineStudy Period 4Study Period 4

Unit description

Provides support for students seeking to develop a professional portfolio that provides tangible evidence of a high level of professional learning and practice achieved against established professional standards. Students will plan and implement appropriate strategies for collecting, selecting, documenting and reflecting on evidence of professional learning and practice.

Unit content

  • Critical reflection on professional practice
  • Standards of professional practice
  • Quality evidence of professional practice and learning
  • Professional portfolios

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1reflect critically on own professional practice and learningKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2critically appraise the role of professional standards or competencies in informing professional practice and ongoing professional learningEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3plan appropriate strategies to collect, select and critique evidence for inclusion in a professional portfolioEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. reflect critically on own professional practice and learning
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. critically appraise the role of professional standards or competencies in informing professional practice and ongoing professional learning
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. plan appropriate strategies to collect, select and critique evidence for inclusion in a professional portfolio
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

  • Andre, K, Heartfield, M, & Cusack, L, 2017, Portfolios for Health Professionals, 3rd edn, Elsevier Australia.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning (6 wks)
Assessment
Statement of Intent: Discussion10%
Reflective writing30%
Portfolio60%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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