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Unit description

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.

Unit content

  • Introduction: Factors affecting teamwork and client safety and introduction to neuroscience
  • Theoretical foundations of social and emotional competence
  • Mindfulness and critical self reflection
  • Skills for fostering a team climate; including leadership, project planning, group facilitation and coordination
  • Skills for giving and receiving feedback to peers and subordinates
  • Conflict management skills; dealing with aggression, boundaries, bullying and mobbing

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
1critically evaluate the internal and external factors affecting the ways in which health workers interact with each other and the effect this has on client safetyCultural competence
2integrate knowledge from neuroscience to explain the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviourCreativityCultural competence
3compare and contrast concepts, theories and models of social and emotional intelligence, competence and teamworkCreativityCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
4integrate mindfulness techniques into daily life to increase awareness and management of own values, thoughts and emotionsCreativityCommunication and social skills
5critically evaluate the emotions and behaviours of self and others to enable learning from experience using a model of reflection CreativityCommunication and social skills
6plan and implement strategies to foster a team climate, manage boundaries and facilitate role/task allocation, and giving and receiving feedbackCreativityCommunication and social skills

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

  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
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. integrate knowledge from neuroscience to explain the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. compare and contrast concepts, theories and models of social and emotional intelligence, competence and teamwork
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. integrate mindfulness techniques into daily life to increase awareness and management of own values, thoughts and emotions
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: 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
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: 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
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning (6 wks)
Assessment
Reflective writing40%
Reflective writing50%
Quiz10%
Notice

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

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

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

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