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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Provides support for students seeking to develop a professional portfolio that provides tangible evidence of a high level of professional learning and practice achieved against established professional standards. Students will plan and implement appropriate strategies for collecting, selecting, documenting and reflecting on evidence of professional learning and practice.

Unit content

  • Critical reflection on professional practice
  • Standards of professional practice
  • Quality evidence of professional practice and learning
  • Professional portfolios

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 reflect critically on own professional practice and learning Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
2 critically appraise the role of professional standards or competencies in informing professional practice and ongoing professional learning Ethical practice Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning
3 plan appropriate strategies to collect, select and critique evidence for inclusion in a professional portfolio Ethical practice Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning

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

  1. reflect critically on own professional practice and learning
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. critically appraise the role of professional standards or competencies in informing professional practice and ongoing professional learning
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. plan appropriate strategies to collect, select and critique evidence for inclusion in a professional portfolio
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

  • Andre, K, Heartfield, M, & Cusack, L, 2017, Portfolios for Health Professionals, 3rd edn, Elsevier Australia.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.