Course Title: Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5365 Diploma of Nursing

Course Title: Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 120

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EMPL7094C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

EMPL7108C

Bundoora Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Jaye Keating

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254845

Course Contact Email: jaye.keating@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

 

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development.

 

This course applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.

 

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.


This course includes clinical placement

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this unit of competency



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Elements:

1. Reflect on own practice

2. Enhance own practice

3. Facilitate ongoing professional development


Learning Outcomes

The critical learning for this course takes place in clinical placement within the health sector and within simulations in RMIT laboratories.

You will be  instructed in skills through demonstration, modelling and role-play. Skills development is supported by lectures on theory and underpinning knowledge, classroom discussions, group work, research and reflective practice.

 

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Reflect on own practice

    1.1 Undertake self-evaluation in conjunction with supervisors and/or peers

    1.2 Reflect on and recognise the effect of values, beliefs and behaviour in practice

    1.3 Share two-way, open and evaluative feedback with co-workers or peers

    1.4 Actively seek and reflect on feedback from clients, organisations or other relevant sources

  2. Enhance own practice

    2.1 Determine improvements needed based on own evaluation and feedback from others

    2.2 Identify potential support networks both internal and external to the organisation

    2.3 Seek specialist advice or further training where need is identified

    2.4 Recognise requirements for self-care and identify requirements for additional support

    2.5 Devise, document and implement a self development plan that sets realistic goals and targets

  3. Facilitate ongoing professional development

    3.1 Access and review information on current and emerging industry developments and use these to improve practice

    3.2 Assess and confirm own practice against ethical and legal requirements and opportunities

    3.3 Identify and engage with opportunities to extend and expand own expertise

    3.4 Regularly participate in review processes as a commitment to upgrading skills and knowledge


Overview of Assessment

 

Assessment Tasks

 

Assessment Task 1:  Clinical Placement

This assessment task supports Course Learning Outcomes (CLO's) 1 & 2

Assessment Task 2:  Reflective Journal

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, and knowledge assessment

 

Assessment Task 3: Professional Development Assignment
This assessment task supports CLOs 3, and knowledge assessment

 

You will be provided with an assessment overview for the course and a descriptor for each assessment task.

Feedback is provided on each assessment.