University of Technology Sydney

94911 Person-Centred Care and Self-Management

6cp; 2hpw (online modules and interactive activities), 1hpw (pre-learning activities), 3hpw (tutorials), 2hpw (independent study), 2hrs online learning (Indigenous Competency)
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Students completing this subject develop knowledge and skills in person-centred care, health behaviour change techniques, motivational interviewing, and other psychosocial determinants of health and wellbeing. The principles of person-centred care as a central tenet underpinning clinical exercise physiology practice will be explored. Determinants of person-centred care, including attributes of the accredited exercise physiologist, their practice, and the care environment will be evaluated, as well as strategies to optimise implementation of person-centred care. Students advance their understanding of the behavioural, cognitive, and social determinants of health, with particular focus on self-management and for clients with complex and chronic conditions. In this subject, students critically evaluate current approaches to changing individual, group, and community-based health-related behaviour, including behaviour change and motivational interviewing techniques, in relation to behaviour, population, and type of intervention. Students demonstrate an appreciation of diversity and the impact of culture and context regarding the psychology of health and wellbeing, particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Emphasis is placed on developing students’ abilities to integrate the knowledge, skills, principles of evidence-informed practice, ethical behaviours, and professional attributes that are necessary to function as an effective allied health care practitioner using a person-centred approach.

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