This unit enables students to explore the development of their health discipline/s. Portrayals of their health profession/s in the media will be discussed and students are to consider these critically in relation to their personal perceptions. Students will be introduced to broad frameworks which shape the scope and dimensions of their practice, including interprofessional practice. These include professional practice (ethics, law and regulatory frameworks); reflective practice, critical thinking and analysis (use of evidence in practice); competencies and scope of practice. There is a particular emphasis on assisting students to develop academic and professional literacy skills in order to practice as a professional. Knowledge and skills related to creating and maintaining a professional practice portfolio will be introduced.