Extends students’ theoretical knowledge and social and emotional skills to improve communication, teamwork and client safety. Students learn mindfulness and reflection to understand self and others. Teamwork skills are developed including: basic project planning; fostering a team climate; facilitating the contributions of others; giving and receiving feedback. Leadership skills are developed to manage conflict and aggression using diplomacy and assertiveness in line with organisational policies and processes.
Topic 1: Introduction: Factors affecting teamwork and client safety and introduction to neuroscience
Topic 2: Theoretical foundations of social and emotional competence
Topic 3: Mindfulness and critical self reflection
Topic 4: Skills for fostering a team climate; including leadership, project planning, group facilitation and coordination
Topic 5: Skills for giving and receiving feedback to peers and subordinates
Topic 6: Conflict management skills; dealing with aggression, boundaries, bullying and mobbing
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||critically evaluate the internal and external factors affecting the ways in which health workers interact with each other and the effect this has on client safety||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
|2||integrate knowledge from neuroscience to explain the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviour||Creativity||Cultural competence|
|3||compare and contrast concepts, theories and models of social and emotional intelligence, competence and teamwork||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|4||integrate mindfulness techniques into daily life to increase awareness and management of own values, thoughts and emotions||Creativity||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
|5||critically evaluate the emotions and behaviours of self and others to enable learning from experience using a model of reflection||Creativity||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
|6||plan and implement strategies to foster a team climate, manage boundaries and facilitate role/task allocation, and giving and receiving feedback||Creativity||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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