hcs2pca patient centred care in audio prac




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The practice of 'patient-centered care' , defined as engaging a client as an active participant in their own care, has been shown to result in improved client satisfaction and health outcomes. This subject provides Audiology students with an opportunity for acquiring skills and a working understanding of what it means to work with clients in an holistic, empathetic and patient-centered manner. Students will learn basic counselling skills as well as have the opportunity to reflect critically on how they might engage with clients in the future. By virtue of the subject, much of the teaching will consist of experiential learning activities. The subject provides the foundations for critical reflective practice for students continuing on with Masters degree studies in the Audiology profession.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrea Simpson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Clinical Audiology HZHCCA.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Critically Reflective PractionerRecommendedThompson, S. & Thompson, N. (2008)Palgrave MacMillan
ReadingsCounselling Skills for Speech-Language Pathologists and AudiologistsRecommendedFlasher, L.V. & Fogle, P.T. (2012)Cengage

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate skills for effective counselling and communication within Audiological practice

Role-play and skills assessment

02. Critically reflect on skills learnt and potential self-identified barriers for effective counselling and communication within Audiological practice.

Role-play and skills assessment

03. Critically evaluate and interpret the impact of working within a patient-centered practice within Audiology.

Written assignment, recommended home reading

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Summer, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrea Simpson

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 50 - 50
One 5.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 50 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Subject delivered over 5 days (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) of lectures and small group workshops during week 50. "


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Theoretical written essay (1,250 words)4001, 03
Video skills role-play (equivalent to 1,500 words)4001, 02
Written critical reflection on self-practice (1,000 words)2001, 02