Professional Practice in Context
This module aims to foster the development of a reflexive practitioner who critically evaluates the practice knowledge, research evidence, and normative values and regulatory frameworks that guide skilled professional practice in health and/or social services. It aims to cultivate inquiring and thoughtful practitioners who collaborate with clients, communities and other health and social service professionals within the interprofessional contexts of practice.
- The origins of knowledge and ways of knowing in practice
Situating theory and research within philosophical traditions
Interprofessional models of professional/clinical reasoning
Hierarchies of authority in decision making
Professional identities, contexts and communities of practice
Boundaries, scopes and diversity in interprofessional practice
Professional and ethical codes of practice and regulatory frameworks
Historical and sociocultural positionings of self-as-practitioner
Strategies for development of the self-as-practitioner in context
- Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Teaching and learning methods will involve theoretical and online sessions including tutorials, workshops, group activities, discussion, independent learning, and assignments.
- Assessment Criteria
The Portfolio is comprised of multiple components. To pass this module, students must achieve an aggregated grade of 50 across all components.
- Learning Outcomes
- Critically examine knowledge perspectives for professional practice and research in health and social services.
Engage in critical reflection to examine personal and professional values that underpin health and social practice.
Critically examine the influence of interprofessional communities of practice with specific populations.
Critically evaluate the normative values and regulatory frameworks for specific scopes or fields of professional practice.
Identify strategies and opportunities to develop the professional self-as-practitioner within interprofessional contexts.