Clinical Practice 1 aims to build on and apply clinical skills in a graduated introduction to clinical practice. This involves a case-based and practical simulation approach to learning that encourages person centred assessment and management, working within a multi-disciplinary team and familiarisation with clinical policies and procedures required to practice. Additionally, this unit accentuates the importance of self-awareness and self-care as well as management strategies around stress management and safe manual handling and infection control practice, as well as basic life support skills, as students transition toward clinical placements.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
HPT7001

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a clear understanding Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements to practice and associated clinical policies and procedures;  
  2. Synthesise and conduct a patient-centered subjective and physical examination and apply these skills to clinical practice, inclusive of the spectrum of clients across the lifespan and from indigenous and culturally diverse populations;  
  3. Critically reflect on their introduction to clinical practice and identify strategies to facilitate their development in later clinical units; and  
  4. Utilise the Peer Assisted Learning model for constructive peer review and critical self-reflective practice.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Critical reflection – introduction to clinical practice (1500 words) 40%
Test APP assessment of subjective, communication and physical examination skills during introductory clinical placement. (12hrs) 40%
Test Peer assisted APP assessment of Skills Mastery checklist 20%

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