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Unit description

Explores the roles and responsibilities of health practitioners, including the laws, ethical principles and regulatory structures governing naturopathic medicine practice. The foundations of effective communication are also examined within the context of professional conduct.

Unit content

  1. Roles and responsibilities of health practitioners
  2. Professional conduct - law
  3. Professional conduct - regulation
  4. Professional conduct - ethics
  5. Communication in healthcare - interprofessional communication
  6. Communication in healthcare - patients and public

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1interpret roles and responsibilities of practitioners involved in patient care
2illustrate principles of professional conduct in the context of common law, human ethics and regulation
3apply foundations of interprofessional communication in defined healthcare settings
4apply foundations of patient and public communication in defined healthcare settings

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

  1. interpret roles and responsibilities of practitioners involved in patient care
  2. illustrate principles of professional conduct in the context of common law, human ethics and regulation
  3. apply foundations of interprofessional communication in defined healthcare settings
  4. apply foundations of patient and public communication in defined healthcare settings

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hr (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hrs (Weekly)
Assessment
Forum statement10%
Report40%
Case study50%
Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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