PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE C

HIM4PRC

2018

Credit points: 45

Subject outline

In this subject, students will further develop their health information practice knowledge and skills through engagement in supervised professional practice placements in healthcare and related agencies across the whole-of-health.  The purpose of the subject is to enable students to apply theoretical knowledge to practice, and to consolidate learning from previous professional practice placements.  Students will undertake 45 days of placement and complete a range of academic assessments.  Regular contact with University supervisors is maintained during placements via telephone, email and on-site visits.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points45

Subject Co-ordinatorMerilyn Riley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HIM3PRB and HIM4MHD

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is co-taught with HIM5PPC

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply skills in the practice of health information management through supervised engagement in activities which build upon academic studies and previous placement and experiences

Activities:
Completion of supervised placements activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

02. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of health information at agency level, and its collection and applications for clinical and other purposes.

Activities:
Written and oral reports
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

03. Reflect on current theory and practice and compare and contrast processes across health care agencies translating knowledge into new contexts and demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning.

Activities:
Written investigative report and contribution to on-line discussions; Completion of a placement journal and reflective practice assignment; post-placement debriefing interview with academic supervisor.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

04. Apply skills in project and time management including development and achievement of objectives, ability to work independently and responsibility and to demonstrate initiative in work practice.

Activities:
Documentation in placement journal including development of objectives and evidence of placement-related project planning and execution
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

05. Extract and analyse health data (which may include the allocation of ICD-10-AM codes according to state and national protocols)

Activities:
Completion of placement specific projects.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

06. Effectively participate in a multidisciplinary team environment and communicate appropriately using a wide range of mediums

Activities:
Completion of placement specific projects
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

07. Demonstrate high professional ethical standards and maintain awareness of the social and ethical implications of professional and personal activities

Activities:
Demonstrated to placement supervisor
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 31-45, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerilyn Riley

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 31
One 3.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Tuesday or Wednesday"

Seminar Week: 44 - 44
Three 8.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 44 to week 44 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday"

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 45.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students complete 45 days of placement offsite (7.5 hours per day)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Five x 500 word individual online discussions (2500 words equivalent)10 03, 07
One x 1500 word reflective practice assignment10 02, 03
One 15 minute individual oral presentation including abstract (1500 words equivalent.)Participation is required for full three days at post placement conference15 02, 03
One 1500 word individual investigative report25 02, 03
2 hour written HIM competency examination (2000 words equivalent)To meet professional industry competency requirements students must pass (50%) the exam to pass the subject40 01, 02, 03, 05
Professional placement incl. reflective journal & weekly supervisor correspondence (3500 words equivPass'/Fail grade applied for the professional placement aspect of this subject Involves pre placement briefing, 44 days of placement and 3 day post placement conference, reflective journal, student/supervisor feedback and weekly correspondence with academic supervisors. To meet professional competency requirements students must pass the professional placement 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07

Melbourne, 2018, Week 05-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerilyn Riley

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 05 - 05
One 3.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 05 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Tuesday or Wednesday"

Seminar Week: 23 - 23
One 8.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Tuesday or Wednesday"

Placement - Off Site Week: 05 - 23
One 45.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students complete 45 days of placement offsite (7.5 hours per day)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Five x 500 word individual online discussions (2500 words equivalent)10 03, 07
One x 1500 word reflective practice assignment10 02, 03
One 15 minute individual oral presentation including abstract (1500 words equivalent.)Participation is required for full three days at post placement conference15 02, 03
One 1500 word individual investigative report25 02, 03
2 hour written HIM competency examination (2000 words equivalent)To meet professional industry competency requirements students must pass (50%) the exam to pass the subject40 01, 02, 03, 05
Professional placement incl. reflective journal & weekly supervisor correspondence (3500 words equivPass'/Fail grade applied for the professional placement aspect of this subject Involves pre placement briefing, 44 days of placement and 3 day post placement conference, reflective journal, student/supervisor feedback and weekly correspondence with academic supervisors. To meet professional competency requirements students must pass the professional placement 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07