Strengthens students' knowledge of accountability issues for health professional practice and expands discipline-specific and inter-professional clinical reasoning. The unit addresses issues such as ethics and law in health practice and business, advocacy, human rights and health, capacity building, ethical reasoning and research ethics. Advanced clinical reasoning for various client profiles and contexts are also explored.
Unit contentTopic 1: Autonomous practice: Nature, responsibilities and limitations.
Topic 2: Human rights principles, advocacy and health.
Topic 3: Role and requirements of an expert witness and implications for health professionals
Topic 4: Health professionals influencing policy development.
Topic 5: Ethics and law in health practice and business.
Topic 6: Accountability in service delivery settings and accountability systems external to the profession.
Topic 7: Capacity building initiatives and globalisation.
Topic 8: Ethical reasoning and research ethics.
Topic 9: Clinical decision making around selection of intervention targets.
Topic 10: Meta-awareness skills in relation to clinical reasoning in novel and complex situations.
Topic 11: Advanced clinical reasoning for different client profiles.
Topic 12: Inter-professional issues with respect to various scenarios.
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||Explain principles and implications of autonomous practice.||Intellectual rigour|
|2||Critique allied health practice and human rights principles.||Intellectual rigour|
|3||Evaluate the ways in which allied health professionals can influence policy development.||Intellectual rigour|
|4||Interpret and communicate accountability in service delivery external to the profession.||Ethical practice|
|5||Critically appraise clinical decision making around target selection for intervention and illustrate how meta-awareness skills can assist clinical reasoning in novel and complex situations.||Creativity|
|6||Demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning and cognisance of inter-professional issues with respect to scenarios of various client profiles.||Creativity|
|7||Analyse the links between clinical reasoning and accountability in relation to allied health disciplines.||Creativity|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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