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BND5102 - Advancing Your Health Professional Practice

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader(s): Ms Claire Palermo


Clayton Second semester 2009 (Flexible)


This unit builds on concepts around professional practice issues. It
will provide students with advanced level skills and knowledge in their chosen area of specialty practice. Within this specialty area students will explore recent and developing evidence based practice and apply new skills and knowledge in the areas of leadership, marketing, advocacy and change management. The unit will also provide an opportunity to undertake an in-depth exploration of an area of practice selected by the student in consultation with the unit convener, to support advanced level practice.


On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Discover advanced level skills and knowledge in specialty area of practice and compare and contrast to current practice;
  2. Demonstrate the use of a broad range of information sources to identify key trends that impact on health care delivery and the ability to develop evidence-based principles, standards and guidelines for practice or service/quality improvement;
  3. Prioritise professional development opportunities to meet learning goals, demonstrates consistent reflective practice;
  4. Demonstrate a high standard of service which respects the goals of other professionals;
  5. Critically evaluate the role of the relevant health professional and demonstrate effective leadership and conflict resolution;


Reflective portfolio (1000 words)(20%)
Case Study (2500 words)(40%)
Evidence-based Analytical paper (2500 words)(40%)

Off-campus attendance requirements

2 x 8 hours lecture/practical residential delivered in block mode + 80
hours of private study (includes pre-reading, research into and preparation of assessment tasks) per semester.

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