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COMC410 – Preparing for Practice

Module code
Module title
Preparing for Practice
To provide students with an understanding of the knowledge, theory and models and skills that relate to working with people in the social, community, mental health and addictions, disability and health workforce.
  • HS1801
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1:Describe key theories and models of support work practice.
2:Apply theories and models to common health and wellness issues experienced by tangata whaiora.
3Identify key interpersonal and communication skills required to work with people in the social, community, mental health and addictions, disability and health workforce.
Concepts and definitions of Hauora and health and wellbeing
-Wellness theories including but not limited to: Biomedical approaches; Psychosocial approaches; Cultural approaches
-Professional behaviours
-Communication skills (written, verbal, non-verbal)
-Interpersonal skills (listening, negotiation, decision making, problem solving, assertiveness, giving and receiving feedback)
-Assessment and report writing skills
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching will involve blended delivery methods incorporating the Moodle online delivery platform. Other delivery methods may involve theoretical and practical classes, face to face, lectures, tutorials, workshops, group activities, guest tutors, role-play, and video conferencing, as appropriate.
Assessment Criteria
Portfolio of Evidence 100
The portfolio may include any of the following components: test, assignment, presentation, live skills, examination, project or formal report. These could be group or individual assessments. The weight of the overall assessment is equally distributed across learning outcomes.
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. To pass this module, students need to attempt all components and gain an overall mark of 50. .
Learning and Teaching Resource
Resources will be supplied via Moodle at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.

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