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Foundations for Professional Practice 1 CNA150

This unit is being phased out and may not be offered next year, please consider your study plan accordingly. You will be able to enrol in the unit where there is an availability noted below.


This unit will introduce students to the foundational communication skills required to participate as an effective therapeutic agent and collaborative member of the inter -professional person centred healthcare team. Students will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be a capable, safe and ethical registered nurse. Emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and reflective practice are all emphasised, informing quality and safety in practice and supporting self-care, professional identity formation and emergence of the professional self. Interviewing, interpersonal skill development, and multiple communication platforms will be introduced.


Unit name Foundations for Professional Practice 1
Unit code CNA150
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline School for Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Juliet Sondermeyer, Nicholas Arnott

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

1x 50mins lecture weekly, 1x 50mins ltutorial weekly

  1. 1500 word (or verbal equivalent) assignment (40%)
  2. Communication skills assessment (30%)
  3. 2 hour exam (30%)
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