Foundations of Health Care Practice (MRSC5003)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit of study introduces students to the ethical, legal and psycho-social issues surrounding the safe delivery of medical radiation sciences in the Australian healthcare system. Modules within the unit are applied to medical radiation sciences and will cover the following: healthcare ethics, legal aspects of practice, risk management and quality assurance, radiation considerations, the Australian healthcare system, social factors and models of health, as well as specific health psychology topics.

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Classes

2-hr lecture/week

Assessment

Summative group presentation (40%) and final exam (60%)

Textbooks

Forrester K and Griffiths D, Essentials of Law for Health Professionals (3rd ed), Elsevier Australia (2010)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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