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SEXH5406: Professional Practice

Semester 2 Early, 2020 [Block mode] - Westmead, Sydney

This capstone unit provides students with an opportunity to integrate their learning throughout the candidature with current and future practice in a capstone experience. Students will apply their newly gained knowledge, skills and values in a professional setting. Students are expected to satisfactorily fulfil 60-80 hours of capstone experience in the form of clinical/observational placement, research project, data audit, field/site visits, gap analysis or a mixture of different options. The unit also provides students with an introduction to the essential practical competencies in their specific Pathway and also emphasises the interdisciplinary nature of health. On completion of this unit, students will be able to: (i) Synthesise learning in the context of professional practice; (ii) Develop a practice framework which is based on ethical, regulatory and socio-cultural contexts of the discipline; (iii) demonstrate understanding of inter-disciplinary practice; and (iv) apply reflexive practice to identify and act on opportunities for learning/professional development; and (v) appraise the theory to practice/practice to theory nexus in the context of professional practice. The University will assist in locating clinical, laboratory, public health and counselling observations and/or placements where relevant. In addition, students will work in multidisciplinary professional groups to reflect on their role in the multidisciplinary team for the management of sexual and reproductive health issues. There is a compulsory on campus intensive teaching block for this unit of study in addition to the online learning activities. Exemptions and/or credit requests are not available for this unit.

Unit details and rules

Academic unit Sexual Health
Credit points 6
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Prohibitions
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None
Assumed knowledge
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None

Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff

Coordinator Christopher Fox, c.fox@sydney.edu.au
Lecturer(s) Vijayasarathi Ramanathan, vijay.ramanathan@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment Written assignment 2
Report
30% Formal exam period
Due date: 18 Nov 2020 at 23:59
2500 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO3
Assignment Written Assignment 1
Report
30% Mid-semester break
Due date: 28 Sep 2020 at 23:59
1500 words
Outcomes assessed: LO3
Online task Online discussion
Online discussion
10% Multiple weeks 250 words each
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2
Assignment Online oral presentation
Online oral presentation
30% Week 12
Due date: 31 Oct 2020 at 15:00
10 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2

Assessment summary

You must attempt each assessment task in order to be graded for this unit of study.

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

This unit has an exception to the standard University policy or supplementary information has been provided by the unit coordinator. This information is displayed below:

Please note, for this unit of study (SEXH5406) the late submission penalty will be 5% of the maximum awardable mark for 10 calendar days only. If the assessment is submitted more than 10 calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

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WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Ongoing Students are expected to satisfactorily fulfil 60-80 hours of capstone experience. Students can choose a form of clinical or observational placement/mentorship, short research project, data audit, field/site visits, gap analysis or a mixture of different options. Placement (80 hr)  
Week 01 Introduction: professional practice as a capstone unit Independent study (4 hr)  
Week 02 Principles of ethics and values in health care practice Independent study (4 hr)  
Week 03 Principles of ethics and values in health care practice Independent study (4 hr)  
Week 04 Principles of ethics and values in health care practice Independent study (4 hr)  
Week 05 Principles of ethics and values in health care practice Independent study (4 hr)  
Week 06 Health literacy Independent study (4 hr)  
Week 07 Health literacy Independent study (4 hr)  
Week 08 Professional capabilities for health care professionals Independent study (4 hr)  
Week 09 Professional capabilities for health care professionals Independent study (4 hr)  
Week 10 Integrating theory & practice Independent study (4 hr)  
Week 11 Preparation for intensive and assessments Independent study (4 hr)  
Week 12 Online intensive workshop (2 days) Online class (14 hr)  
Week 13 Revision Independent study (4 hr)  

Attendance and class requirements

Attendance at the online intensive is compulsory for all students.

 

 

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

All readings for this unit can be accessed on Canvas

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. synthesise learning in the context of professional practice
  • LO2. develop a practice framework which is based on ethical, regulatory and socio-cultural contexts of the discipline
  • LO3. demonstrate understanding of inter-disciplinary practice
  • LO4. apply reflexive practice to identify and act on opportunities for learning/professional development
  • LO5. appraise the theory to practice/practice to theory nexus in the context of professional practice.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

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