HLTH 0002 Health Care Environments (WSTC)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 900106

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Description Health care environments introduces students to foundation knowledge for health science level units in their degree. This includes supporting the independence and wellbeing of clients, regardless of age or disability. Focus in this unit includes working legally and ethically, working with diverse people and following safe work practices. Effective communication is imperative, through written care plans, identifying what has been provided using client centred practice. This unit incorporates most core and elective units in the Certificate III in Individual Support. Students can pursue a qualification through the College RTO in one of three specialisations- Disabilities, Ageing, and Home & Community.

School Western Sydney The College

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject

Equivalent Subjects HLTH 0001 - Health Care Environments (UWSCFS)

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at The College in a Foundation Studies program

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of providing individualised support in ageing, disability and home and community care (HACC)
  2. Propose methods to support the independence and wellbeing of individuals
  3. Develop appropriate communication strategies to effectively work in health care settings
  4. Strategise different methods to be inclusive of diversity
  5. Evaluate legal and ethical dilemmas in health care settings
  6. Recognise safe work practices for direct client care

Subject Content

Rationale and processes underpinning individual support, planning and delivery
Roles and responsibilities of different people providing individual support
Communicating for best client outcomes between professionals, carers, family members, other support workers and managers in health care
Legal and ethical considerations in the workplace
Safe work practices for client care
Supporting individuals and their wellbeing
Service delivery models, community practices and inclusion
Facilitating skills and practices to empower people with disabilities, in home care and ageing
Rationale and processes underpinning individual support, planning and delivery
Roles and responsibilities of different people providing individual support
Communicating for best client outcomes between professionals, carers, family members, other support workers and managers in health care
Legal and ethical considerations in the workplace
Safe work practices for client care
Supporting individuals and their wellbeing
Service delivery models, community practices and inclusion
Facilitating skills and practices to empower people with disabilities, in home care and ageing

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Reflection: 3 reflections on class activities 500 words each 30 N Individual
Intra-session Exam: In-class multiple choice quiz and short answer 2 hours 35 N Individual
Case Study: Report on Individual Client 1000 words 35 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 2

Nirimba Education Precinct

Day

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Nirimba Education Precinct

Day

Subject Contact Despina Kamper Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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