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MEDI206 – Professional Practice 2

2017 – S2 Day

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit Convenor
Emily Don
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Level 1, 75 Talavera Road
By appointment
Stream Leader
Sarah White
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Level 1, 75 Talavera Road
By appointment
Credit points Credit points
3
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to BClinSc and (12cp at 100 level or above) including MEDI103
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
The Professional Practice stream in the Bachelor of Clinical Science focuses on the core knowledge and skills that underpin a career in health care as a researcher, manager, or practitioner. In this unit, we will focus on culture, society and ethics, exploring a range of topics within the themes of professionalism and ethics, team and group work, individual and society, and evidence based practice. Through this unit you will continue your development as reflective learners in professional practice.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at http://students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/enrolmentguide/academicdates/

Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine ethical principles and how they relate to clinical research and practice.
  2. Analyse the role of leadership in team and group work.
  3. Describe introductory concepts in psychology.
  4. Explain how culture, beliefs, and inequality influence our worldview.
  5. Appraise the function of evidence and research in health care.

General Assessment Information

Grade descriptors and other information concerning grading are contained in the Macquarie University Grading Policy, which is available at:http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/grading/policy.html

To pass this unit, students must demonstrate sufficient evidence of achievement of the learning outcomes.

Further details for each assessment task will be available on iLearn including marking rubrics.

All final grades in the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences are determined by a grading committee and are not the sole responsibility of the Unit Convenor.

Students will be awarded one of these grades plus a Standardised Numerical Grade (SNG). The SNG is not necessarily a summation of the individual assessment components. The final grade and SNG that are awarded reflect the corresponding grade descriptor in the Grading Policy.

Extensions for Assessment tasks

Applications for assessment task extensions must be submitted via www.ask.mq.edu.au. For further details please refer to the Disruption to Studies Policy available at http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/  disruption_studies/policy.html

Late Submission of Work

All assignments which are officially received after the due date, and where no extension has been granted by the course convenor or tutor, will incur a deduction of 10% for the first day, and 10% for each subsequent day including the actual day on which the work is received. Weekends and public holidays are included. For example:

Due date Received Days late Deduction Raw mark Final mark
Friday 14th Monday 17th 3 30% 75% 45%

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Due
Written assessment 20% Week 5
Online quizzes 10% Week 7 and Week 10
Group project and presentation 30% Week 11 and 13
Portfolio assessment 40% Week 4, MED0

Written assessment

Due: Week 5
Weighting: 20%

Written assessment task on an ethical scenario


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine ethical principles and how they relate to clinical research and practice.

Online quizzes

Due: Week 7 and Week 10
Weighting: 10%

Two online quizzes consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Analyse the role of leadership in team and group work.
  • Describe introductory concepts in psychology.

Group project and presentation

Due: Week 11 and 13
Weighting: 30%

A group project on alternative health beliefs consisting of a presentation (15% - graded as a group), a 1000-1500 written assessment (10% - graded individually), and a written reflection (5% - graded individually)


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Explain how culture, beliefs, and inequality influence our worldview.
  • Appraise the function of evidence and research in health care.

Portfolio assessment

Due: Week 4, MED0
Weighting: 40%

Evidence of progress against program capability statements, including critical reflections, submitted assessment items, and participation in learning activities


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine ethical principles and how they relate to clinical research and practice.
  • Analyse the role of leadership in team and group work.
  • Describe introductory concepts in psychology.
  • Explain how culture, beliefs, and inequality influence our worldview.
  • Appraise the function of evidence and research in health care.

Delivery and Resources

As a student enrolled in MEDI206 Professional Practice, you will engage in a range of online and face-to-face learning activities, including readings, online modules, videos, four lectures and a weekly tutorial. Details can be found on the MEDI206 iLearn site.

There is no textbook for this unit and readings will be accessible through the library.

 

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central. Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Academic Honesty Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/academic_honesty/policy.html

Assessment Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/assessment/policy_2016.html

Grade Appeal Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/gradeappeal/policy.html

Complaint Management Procedure for Students and Members of the Public http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/complaint_management/procedure.html​

Disruption to Studies Policy http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/disruption_studies/policy.html The Disruption to Studies Policy is effective from March 3 2014 and replaces the Special Consideration Policy.

In addition, a number of other policies can be found in the Learning and Teaching Category of Policy Central.

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/support/student_conduct/

Results

Results shown in iLearn, or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au.

Assessment requirements

Students are required to pass the assessment specifically for Professional Practice (60%) as well as demonstrate sufficient evidence of achievement in the programmatic assessment (40% - ePortfolio) in order to successfully pass the unit. If a student does not achieve at least 30/60 in the Professional Practice assessments, he/she may be awarded a Fail for the unit and an aggregate mark of 45.

Attendance requirements

Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of tutorials and other scheduled learning activities, unless special consideration is granted by the unit convenor. If a student does not attend a minimum of 80% of classes, he/she may not be able to pass the unit.

Penalties for late submissions

Late submissions will be penalised unless special consideration is granted by the unit convenor. The penalty is 10% per day or part thereof.

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to improve your marks and take control of your study.

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.

Graduate Capabilities

Discipline Specific Knowledge and Skills

Our graduates will take with them the intellectual development, depth and breadth of knowledge, scholarly understanding, and specific subject content in their chosen fields to make them competent and confident in their subject or profession. They will be able to demonstrate, where relevant, professional technical competence and meet professional standards. They will be able to articulate the structure of knowledge of their discipline, be able to adapt discipline-specific knowledge to novel situations, and be able to contribute from their discipline to inter-disciplinary solutions to problems.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Examine ethical principles and how they relate to clinical research and practice.
  • Analyse the role of leadership in team and group work.
  • Describe introductory concepts in psychology.
  • Explain how culture, beliefs, and inequality influence our worldview.
  • Appraise the function of evidence and research in health care.

Assessment tasks

  • Written assessment
  • Online quizzes
  • Group project and presentation
  • Portfolio assessment

Critical, Analytical and Integrative Thinking

We want our graduates to be capable of reasoning, questioning and analysing, and to integrate and synthesise learning and knowledge from a range of sources and environments; to be able to critique constraints, assumptions and limitations; to be able to think independently and systemically in relation to scholarly activity, in the workplace, and in the world. We want them to have a level of scientific and information technology literacy.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Examine ethical principles and how they relate to clinical research and practice.
  • Analyse the role of leadership in team and group work.

Assessment tasks

  • Written assessment
  • Online quizzes
  • Portfolio assessment

Problem Solving and Research Capability

Our graduates should be capable of researching; of analysing, and interpreting and assessing data and information in various forms; of drawing connections across fields of knowledge; and they should be able to relate their knowledge to complex situations at work or in the world, in order to diagnose and solve problems. We want them to have the confidence to take the initiative in doing so, within an awareness of their own limitations.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcome

  • Examine ethical principles and how they relate to clinical research and practice.

Assessment tasks

  • Written assessment
  • Portfolio assessment

Effective Communication

We want to develop in our students the ability to communicate and convey their views in forms effective with different audiences. We want our graduates to take with them the capability to read, listen, question, gather and evaluate information resources in a variety of formats, assess, write clearly, speak effectively, and to use visual communication and communication technologies as appropriate.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Analyse the role of leadership in team and group work.
  • Explain how culture, beliefs, and inequality influence our worldview.

Assessment tasks

  • Online quizzes
  • Group project and presentation
  • Portfolio assessment

Engaged and Ethical Local and Global citizens

As local citizens our graduates will be aware of indigenous perspectives and of the nation's historical context. They will be engaged with the challenges of contemporary society and with knowledge and ideas. We want our graduates to have respect for diversity, to be open-minded, sensitive to others and inclusive, and to be open to other cultures and perspectives: they should have a level of cultural literacy. Our graduates should be aware of disadvantage and social justice, and be willing to participate to help create a wiser and better society.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Examine ethical principles and how they relate to clinical research and practice.
  • Describe introductory concepts in psychology.
  • Explain how culture, beliefs, and inequality influence our worldview.

Assessment tasks

  • Written assessment
  • Online quizzes
  • Group project and presentation
  • Portfolio assessment

Socially and Environmentally Active and Responsible

We want our graduates to be aware of and have respect for self and others; to be able to work with others as a leader and a team player; to have a sense of connectedness with others and country; and to have a sense of mutual obligation. Our graduates should be informed and active participants in moving society towards sustainability.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Examine ethical principles and how they relate to clinical research and practice.
  • Explain how culture, beliefs, and inequality influence our worldview.

Assessment tasks

  • Written assessment
  • Group project and presentation
  • Portfolio assessment

Capable of Professional and Personal Judgement and Initiative

We want our graduates to have emotional intelligence and sound interpersonal skills and to demonstrate discernment and common sense in their professional and personal judgement. They will exercise initiative as needed. They will be capable of risk assessment, and be able to handle ambiguity and complexity, enabling them to be adaptable in diverse and changing environments.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcome

  • Explain how culture, beliefs, and inequality influence our worldview.

Assessment tasks

  • Group project and presentation
  • Portfolio assessment

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Our graduates will have enquiring minds and a literate curiosity which will lead them to pursue knowledge for its own sake. They will continue to pursue learning in their careers and as they participate in the world. They will be capable of reflecting on their experiences and relationships with others and the environment, learning from them, and growing - personally, professionally and socially.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcome

  • Appraise the function of evidence and research in health care.

Assessment tasks

  • Group project and presentation
  • Portfolio assessment