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PY5403 - Contemporary Skills for Professionals

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Professional skills are key in determining career success in most fields. This subject will introduce students to theoretical frameworks and key principles relating to professional skills. Students will apply their knowledge of theory and practice to solve common problems that arise in professional settings. Students will also be encouraged to think critically about their own professional skills and methods for self-improvement. Overall, students will obtain a broad body of knowledge and skills associated with professional practice and professional self-improvement.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of contemporary frameworks relevant to professional skills;
  • Apply knowledge of professional skills to address common problems that arise in professional settings;
  • Reflect critically on the self in terms of professional competencies and attributes.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Self-reflection task - (40%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: attempt and submit all assessments; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties.

Foundational knowledge and skills in psychology


JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Mixed attendance
Census Date 04-Aug-2022
Face to face teaching (As per subject outline)
Coordinator: Dr Sherry Aw
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 15 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.