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This subject introduces students to key foundational concepts of self-awareness, reflective practice, and the dynamic nature of working with diverse populations in a healthcare setting, contextualised through a hearing health lens. On completion of the subject, students will be able to describe how individual attributes (of both themselves and others) impact professional practice in a clinical setting. Students will be able to demonstrate awareness of the foundational skills required for clinical practice.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Outline and employ knowledge of professional boundaries and self-awareness to basic clinical practice.
- Describe the importance of reflective practice in the context of modern healthcare.
- Identify the importance of mental health and wellbeing awareness in self and others.
- Explain where the audiologist fits within the health system at a local, population and global level.
- Recognise the ethical and legal boundaries of audiology practice.
- Adapt communication for clients with differing backgrounds, needs and requirements.
- Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to new problems;
- Communicate clearly in written and oral forms;
- Work as part of a team to address a common goal;
- Manage competing demands on time, including self-directed project work;
- Show respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship;
- Integrate knowledge from different domains;
- Value the collection and recording of accurate and complete data; and
- Reflect upon and identify deficiencies in knowledge, skills and attitudes and consider strategies to address those deficiencies.
Last updated: 31 January 2024