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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 1017

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
012630

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

To introduce students to the dynamics of small group functioning and to enhance their ability to operate effectively with a group or team.

Course content

The nature of group dynamics and its significance to life contexts; group formation and development; the process of team building; structural and functional variables in groups and their impact on group effectiveness; building a team culture; the impact of an individual values orientation, paradigms and behaviour on group function; strategies for implementing change in groups; understanding individual behaviour from the perspective choice and responsibility, working with emotional intelligence; contributing to team growth and leadership: key personal habits and goal setting. Influencing others – working collaboratively, managing change and resolving conflict. Models and tools for systematic observation and analysis of group functioning.

Students will be required to attend practical classes at Mawson Lakes.

Textbook(s)

Levi, D 2017, Group dynamics for teams, 5th edn, SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, California

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Practical 2 hours x 8 weeks
Workshop 2 hours x 8 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 1 hour x 8 weeks
Workshop (Pre-camp) 1 hour x 5 weeks
Field Placement 32 hours x 4 days x 8 hours

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Group Report 2000 words 30% -
Assignment 2000 words 25% -
Skills Assessment - 45% 90 minutes
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Group Report 2000 words 30% -
Assignment 2000 words 25% -
Skills Assessment - 45% 90 minutes

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Health Sciences

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