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 skills and contexts are also explored.
- Autonomous practice: Nature, responsibilities and limitations.
- Human rights principles, advocacy and health.
- Role and requirements of an expert witness and implications for health professionals
- Health professionals influencing policy development.
- Ethics and law in health practice and business.
- Accountability in service delivery settings and accountability systems external to the profession.
- Capacity building initiatives and globalisation
- Ethical reasoning and research ethics.
- Clinical decision making around selection of intervention targets.
- Meta-awareness skills in relation to clinical reasoning in novel and complex situations.
- Advanced clinical reasoning for different client profiles.
- 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||Apply principles and explain implications of autonomous practice||Ethical practice|
|2||Critique the application of human rights principles to health professional practice||Intellectual rigour|
|3||Evaluate the expectations and responsibilities of being an expert, in regards to both policy development and the legal system||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
|4||Interpret accountability in service delivery settings and accountability systems external to the profession||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
|5||Critically discuss clinical decision making and illustrate how meta-awareness skills can assist clinical reasoning in novel and complex situations||Ethical practice|
|6||Demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning skills in relation to inter-professional practice by managing complex case studies||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
|7||Explain how clinical reasoning and accountability interrelate in person centred care||Ethical practice|
- Freegard H and Isted L (ed.), 2012, Ethical Practice for Health Professionals, 2nd edn, Cengage Learning Australia Pty Ltd, South Melbourne, Australia. ISBN: 9780170220439.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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