University of Technology Sydney

94931 Professional and Interprofessional Practice

6cp; 2hpw x 12wks (lectures); 3hpw x 9wks (practical); 30hours independent study; online good clinical practice course (GCP); home workbook activities
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


Students completing this subject develop and consolidate knowledge and skills pertaining to effective professional and interprofessional practice, universal healthcare, and Australian health systems. Students learn how to navigate Australia's health system, including evolving health trends and priorities, as well as how healthcare is funded, organised, and delivered in the clinical exercise physiology context. Entrepreneurial skills, business acumen, and professional leadership in clinical exercise physiology are developed. Interprofessional, innovative, and collaborative practice, including role clarity, shared decision-making, and team functioning are explored in the context of the multidisciplinary healthcare team. Emphasis is placed on developing students’ abilities to integrate professional knowledge, skills, principles of evidence-informed practice, ethical behaviours, and key professional attributes necessary to function as effective allied health care practitioner using a person-centred approach, including advancement of communication skills, understanding of legal frameworks, and consideration of work with vulnerable populations (such as people with disability or children). Students also demonstrate critical reflection on the provision of culturally safe professional settings for the Indigenous Australian context.

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