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HEA8001 Contexts of Practice

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 28 November 2022


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BHEH or MNRS or MNSG or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH or DOHH or GDNG or GCNM or GCHE or GCNG


All health professionals must be cognisant of the professional, legal and ethical requirements related to their specific area of practice. These requirements all assume that health professionals practice within an evidence-based framework. This course enables students to identify and apply the professional, legal and ethical standards relevant to their chosen specific area of practice, and extends the student’s capacity to practice within an evidence-based framework. As such, this course is foundational within the Graduate Certificate of Health.

This is a core introductory course in the Graduate Certificate of Health (all specialisations). The course provides a professional, legal, ethical and research foundation for health and other professionals who wish to extend their knowledge, and advance their practice capacity, within their chosen specialisation. Completion of this foundation course is preparatory to other courses within each specialisation. At the completion of this courses, students will be cognisant of the professional, legal, ethical and cultural boundaries relevant to their chosen area of practice, and able to implement strategies to ensure their practice is evidence-based.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 28 November 2022