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Reflective Practice in Health Management (SHP604)

Organisational Unit Nursing
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
OUA: S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit focuses on reflective practice as an essential component of effective leadership and management. It explores the importance of self-awareness, and the interpersonal processes associated with effective communication, influence and persuasion. Frameworks for critical reflection are examined in the context of professionalism, supervision, lifelong learning, and research in the health care setting. Students will have the opportunity to examine how their beliefs, perceptions, experiences and backgrounds influence their ability to lead and manage.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Discuss the origins of reflective practice, describe models and frameworks for critical reflection, and practise reflective writing skills;
2. Analyse and describe the relationship between reflective practice and emotional intelligence, ethics and values, professionalism, and professional development;
3. Evaluate the application of reflective practice to communication and supervision in the context of healthcare leadership and management;
4. Analyse and explain the role of reflective practice in lifelong learning and healthcare research;
5. Apply reflective practice, leadership and management theory, and current research to practice, and critically reflect upon performance to improve skills; and
6. Further develop academic and professional communication and writing skills.
Timetabled Learning Activities External: No attendance required.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit is designed for adult learners and incorporates self-directed learning activities within a supportive online learning environment. The unit is divided into ten modules, each providing a short overview of the topic, learning outcomes, and direction to reading and other online resources. Learning activities are provided to facilitate reflection, analysis and in-depth understanding. Online discussion is encouraged to promote collaboration and peer learning.
Assessment The assessment components of this unit include a Reflective Journal (30%), a Reflective Development Review (40%) and Online Discussion Forums (30%). Assessment in this unit is used to provide opportunity for students to demonstrate knowledge and understanding, analysis and evaluation skills, and critical reflection and application of theoretical concepts to practice. Additionally, these assessments allow students to further develop academic and professional communication skills. Detailed feedback is provided on all pieces of assessment to facilitate student learning and achievement of unit learning outcomes.
Prerequisites SHP511 Strategic Leadership in Health Care.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Master of Business Administration + Master of HealthCare Management (MBA)+(MHCM) [New in 2019]
Master of Health Care Management (MHCM)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Max Sully
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2253
e: M.Sully@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.1.026 - Social Sciences, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

Miss Martinique Sandy
Part time Teaching

e: M.Sandy@murdoch.edu.au

MURDOCH: S2-External
OUA: S2-External
Dr Max Sully
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2253
e: M.Sully@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.1.026 - Social Sciences, Murdoch Campus
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