Develops foundational skills essential for health professionals, including the principles of evidence based practice. Using a suite of health care case studies and research reports, students explore and expand their learning skills associated with self-management, self-directed inquiry, and reading and writing within health contexts. The unit prepares students for current and future learning within health.
Self-management skills and strategies
- Goal setting
- Time management
- Action planning
- Self-reflection and evaluation.
Academic skills in the context of allied health
- Appraising and synthesising information
- Academic writing
- Academic integrity
- Effective group work.
Introduction to evidence based practice in healthcare
- Qualitative and quantitative research
- Hierarchy of evidence
- Best practice
- Asking clinical questions.
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||manage own self-development by producing and evaluating a personal learning plan which includes the development of learning strategies and reflective practice||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
|2||critically analyse written health-related texts||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
|3||demonstrate knowledge of the conventions of academic writing and the ability to apply this knowledge in a health context||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
|4||demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a team to address health care related scenarios.||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
- Zeegers, P, Deller-Evans, K, Egege, S & Klinger, C, 2011, Essential skills for science and technology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Australia.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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