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NS5334 - Professional Portfolios for Career Advancement

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject aims to introduce healthcare professionals to the process of building a professional portfolio for continuing professional development and career advancement. Continuing professional development and career development will be discussed and students will explore and apply concepts related to professional development including reflective practice, life-long learning, and self-assessment within their context of practice. Throughout the subject, students will compile their own professional portfolio as a basis for their ongoing professional learning and development.

Learning Outcomes

  • evaluate the different purposes, types, and components of professional portfolios;
  • analyse the relationship between professional portfolios and continuing professional development, standards of practice and career advancement;
  • prepare a professional portfolio that illustrates continuous professional learning against an established set of standards and promotes career development;
  • assess learning needs and design strategies that foster continual professional development and career advancement relevant to a student's context of practice.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral presentation - (40%)
  • Portfolio - (60%).


JCU Online, Study Period 83, External
Census Date 14-May-2020
Coordinator: Ms Lynette Gwynne
Lecturers: Dr Narelle Biedermann, Dr Tracey Ahern, Dr Helena Harrison, Ms Lynette Gwynne, Dr Clare Fenwick.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 60 hours - Online accelerated program, 10 hours/week for 6 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.