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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

Unit aim

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:
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

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