RH5205 - Palliative Care for Health Professionals
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Healthcare Sciences
Applicants must have completed an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health
discipline at an Australian University or hold an equivalent international entry level
This subject will explore key issues relating to design and delivery of Health services
within contemporary and future palliative care settings. Students will critically
examine current service provision within their own professional field in order to
identify areas of strength and opportunities for improvement in service delivery.
Core concepts and ethical issues relevant to palliative and end-of-life care provision
will be analysed in-depth in order to create new perspectives on their meanings and
enhanced application within this setting.
- explore the potential of and challenges within multi-professional working within a
palliative care setting;
- reflect on the role of personal and professional awareness in balancing client-centred
care with self-preservation when working in palliative care settings;
- critically evaluate contemporary philosophical and ethical issues relating to palliative
and end-of- life care provision and examine the way in which competing perspectives
influence client outcomes;
- critically examine the evolving landscape of palliative care provision in Australia
in order to explore the current and future roles of rehabilitation professionals;
- analyse the evidence base regarding the management of specific advanced disease and/or
end-of life issues and evaluate its role in shaping professional decision making.
|To enrol in this subject students will require the knowledge and skills commensurate
with completion of an undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy
or Speech Pathology.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019
||Mr Daniel Lowrie.
- 8 hours lectures - Online podcast lectures
- 40 hours workshops/Seminars - Online discussion forum + response to key topics and readings
- 82 hours - Self directed learning
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
||construction of an online learning resource on a palliative care 'hot topic' (50%); written reflective account on learning (30%); participation in online discussion topics (20%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||In order to pass this subject you must successfully meet the pass criteria within
each assessment item and achieve a subject total of 50% or greater as well as, demonstrate
completion of all compulsory on-line lectures, and participation in online discussion
forums and workshops.
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