Course Title: Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: EMPL7094C

Course Title: Reflect on and improve own professional practice

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5365 - Diploma of Nursing

Course Contact: Jaye Keating

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254845

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Kate Lamble kate.lamble@rmit.edu.au

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this unit of competency

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


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Element:

1. Reflect on own practice

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

2. Enhance own practice

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

3. Facilitate ongoing professional development

Performance Criteria:

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


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


Details of Learning Activities

All learning activities you will undertake within the course are designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to perform to the standard expected in the health industry.

Learning activities include:

Lectures – to introduce you to the key concepts within the course

Practical workshops, realistic simulations, role play and group discussions – to provide an opportunity to practise your skills in a simulated work environment

Clinical placement – to provide you with practical and supported experience in a nursing workplace.


Teaching Schedule

WEEK

Content

Assessment

16

Introduction

 

17

Reflection

 

18

Values and beliefs

 

 Semester 2

week 1

Self care

 

2

Self-Evaluation

 

3

Feedback

 

4

Actively seek and reflect on feedback.

 

5

Determining improvements in own practice

 

6

Professional development opportunities

 

7

Scope of practice

 

8-9

Ethical and legal

 

10

Performance appraisals

 

11

Development plans

 

12

Keeping up to date

 

13

Continual Professional development

 

14

Regular review of performance

 

15

Review/ revision

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


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.


Assessment Tasks

 

There are 3 assessment tasks that you must successfully complete, in full, in order to be deemed competent in this unit:

1. Clinical placement and skills evidence record

This is in the form of a clinical log book that you have to take on clinical placements. It includes all the clinical skills you are required to be assessed on.

 

2. Reflective journal based on clinical practice

This assessment is linked to clinical placement and is designed to be a gradual journey of reflection throughout the year of clinical placements. You will be provided by a journal designed to help you through the process and document it as you go.

 

3. A Personal development plan

You will be asked to utilise the reflections you have carried out throughout the year to identify and document areas of development you wish to focus on in the future

 


Assessment Matrix

 

Performance Criteria

Related Assessment Task

1

2

3

1.1

 

x

x

1.2

 

x

 

1.3

x

x

 

1.4

x

 

 

2.1

 

x

x

2.2

 

x

x

2.3

 

x

x

2.4

x

x

 

2.5

 

x

x

3.1

 

 

x

3.2

x

 

x

3. 3

 

x

x

3.4

 

x

x

 

 

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT Student Page for extensive information about study support, assessments, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students

Cover Sheet Sheets

You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of work submitted in hard copy. For every piece of work submitted online, you will complete an e-Declaration. This cover sheet or e-Declaration acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Attendance

It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensure the maximum opportunity to gain competency.

Special Consideration

Use the special consideration process if your circumstances are such that you cannot fulfil assessment requirements. For example, if you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by a due date, you will need to apply for an extension.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity for more information.

Working with Children Check (remove if not applicable)

This course requires a Working with Children Check.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

If you think you have some or all of the knowledge and competencies described, please discuss the Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer options with may be available to you with your Course Coordinator: For more information go to: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit

 

You are permitted to have a maximum of 2 resubmissions for this course, however each individual assessment may only be resubmitted once.  Resubmissions are not automatic and will only be approved at the discretion of the program coordinator after consultation with the teacher.   All resubmissions must be completed and submitted no more than 7 days after your work has been assessed.

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