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Cover image for Anatomical Variation: An Australian and New Zealand Context Anatomical Variation: An Australian and New Zealand Context

 Authors: Laura S. Gregory; Annabelle L. Kimmorley; and Mikaela S. Reynolds

 Licence: Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial

 This textbook is designed to actively engage your exploration and critical analysis of human anatomical variation in an Australian   and New Zealand context. Understanding anatomical variation is essential for all health professionals to avoid patient   misdiagnosis such as confusing a natural variant with a pathology, minimise surgical or procedural errors that may occur if   variations are unexpected, and ultimately improve patient outcomes by applying culturally safe practices. Research in anatomical   variation has demonstrated significant differences in phenotypic expression of variants between and within geographic, ancestral and socioeconomic populations, as well as displaying significant variance between males and females. It is therefore critical as a health professional to understand anatomical variation in the context of the population you intend to practice in. This textbook compiles this critical information into an easy to read summary of the range and frequency of anatomical phenotypes in Australian and New Zealand patients by drawing from contemporary anatomical science research. Anatomical variation of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori peoples has also been highlighted where research is available.

Cover image for Enabling and Optimising Recovery from COVID-19 Enabling and Optimising Recovery from COVID-19: A handbook for health   professionals and other caregivers of people with Long COVID

 Authors: Danielle Hitch; Genevieve Pepin; Kelli Nicola-Richmond; and Valerie Watchorn (Deakin University)

 This textbook provides readers with up to date knowledge about the assessment, management and support of people experiencing   Long COVID. Learning activities draw upon personas co-authored with people with Long COVID.

Cover image for Foundations of Biomedical Science: Quantitative Literacy: Theory and Problems Foundations of Biomedical Science: Quantitative Literacy: Theory and Problems

 Author: Julian Pakay

 License: Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike

 Foundations of Biomedical Science: Quantitative Literacy Theory and Problems is designed to help students develop the fundamental  mathematical and quantitative literacy required to navigate and interpret evidence-based Biomedical data. This will provide students with the skills and confidence to habitually question any quantitative data they come across and to use these skills to make informed judgements regarding their veracity.

Cover image for Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology

 Authors: Anna Chruścik; Kate Kauter; Louisa Windus; and Eliza Whiteside

 License: Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike

 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology is a textbook for biomedical, life science and health majors. The book is organised   by body system and contains interactive resources to test your knowledge.

Neuroscience, Psychology and Conflict Management book coverNeuroscience, Psychology and Conflict Management

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   12 H5P Activities    English (Australia)

Author(s): Judith Rafferty

Subject(s): Physiological and neuro-psychology, biopsychology, Psychology, Neurosciences

Institution(s): James Cook University

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 08/04/2024

This peer reviewed eBook introduces readers to foundational concepts in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, personality psychology and social psychology to help explain why conflict occurs, how it develops and how it may be managed and/or resolved.

Preparing Learners for Uncertainty in Health Professions book cover Preparing Learners for Uncertainty in Health Professions

 CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   12 H5P Activities    English (United Kingdom)

 Author(s): Michelle D. Lazarus, Georgina C. Stephens

 Editor(s): Michelle D. Lazarus, Georgina C. Stephens

Subject(s): Personal and public health / health education, Health psychology

Institution(s): Monash University

Publisher: Monash University

Last updated: 19/02/2024

This book serves to fill a critical gap in existing healthcare education resources, by raising healthcare professional and healthcare educators’ awareness of uncertainty tolerance. This handbook explores the impact health professions education (and educators) can have on the future healthcare workforce’s ability to manage uncertainty effectively, and provides practical approaches (including exemplar curricular templates) for supporting this essential workplace-ready, transferable attribute.

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 Threshold Concepts in Biochemistry

 CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   8 H5P Activities    English (Australia)

 Author(s): Julian Pakay, Hendrika Duivenvoorden, Thomas Shafee, Kaitlin Clarke

Subject(s): Biochemistry

Institution(s): La Trobe University, Monash University, Swinburne University of Technology

Publisher: La Trobe eBureau

Last updated: 11/12/2023

Biochemistry (and Molecular Biology) represent one of the fastest-growing fields of scientific research and technical innovation and the resulting biotechnology is increasingly applied to other fields of study. So, an understanding of Biochemistry is increasingly important for students in all biological disciplines. However, at the same time, the content is inherently complex, highly abstract, and often deeply rooted in the pure sciences – mathematics, chemistry, and physics. This makes it difficult to both learn and to teach.

This book is designed as a succinct and focused resource, specifically aimed to help students grasp key threshold concepts in Biochemistry. Due to their troublesome nature, understanding threshold concepts is a cognitively demanding task. By using a series of thematically linked case studies that accompany theory, the cognitive load will be reduced. This will free up students to focus on learning concepts rather than distracting them with unnecessary specifics.

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Essentials of Exercise and Sport Psychology: an Open Access textbook

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Zenko and Jones

Publisher: Society for Transparency, Openness, and Replication in Kinesiology

License: CC BY

This text represents the collaboration of more than 70 authors from multiple countries. Essentials of Exercise and Sport Psychology: An Open Access Textbook brings this diverse set of experts together to provide a free, open, accessible textbook for students studying exercise and sport psychology. Primarily directed at undergraduate students, this well-referenced book is also appropriate for graduate students.

Cover ArtExercise delivery 

by Emma Beckman and Chloe Salisbury

Publication Date: 2022

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. Available on Open Textbooks @ UQ.
This resource focusses on how best to deliver exercises for individuals, including advice and guidance on how to change exercises to achieve the outcomes you need.

Cover image for An Introduction to Research Methods for Undergraduate Health Profession Students An Introduction to Research Methods for Undergraduate Health Profession   Students

 Authors:Faith Alele and Bunmi Malau-Aduli

 James Cook University

 Licence:Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial

 This introduction to research methods aims to provide undergraduate health professions students with appropriate guidance, knowledge and skills that are essential for research. This eBook is packed full of practical tips and examples to equip students with the knowledge to engage with research, making it invaluable for students embarking on health research for the first time. The book covers the entire research process, starting with developing a research question, qualitative and quantitative research approaches, ethical considerations, data collection and analysis and the dissemination of the results of the study. Other contents covered in this eBook include conducting a literature review, designing a questionnaire, designing an interview guide and writing a research proposal. This eBook will simplify and breakdown complex research concepts for the students. The free availability of this eBook will make it a lifelong companion for students that can be referred to even after completing their degree.

The eBook also has H5P activities such as interactive videos, presentations and quizzes that will enable students to connect theory with practice. Ultimately, this eBook will contribute to the development of tomorrow’s clinical researchers and future leaders in the advancement of health professions research.

The Creative Commons Licence applied to this work allows adaptations, but the authors wish to be contacted prior to any adaption being made to discuss the nature of the adapted work.

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Qualitative Research – a practical guide for health and social care researchers and practitioners book cover

 Qualitative Research – a practical guide for health  and social care researchers  and practitioners

 CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English (Australia)

 Author(s): Darshini Ayton, Tess Tsindos, Danielle Berkovic

 Editor(s): Darshini Ayton, Tess Tsindos, Danielle Berkovic

Subject(s): Research methods: general, Public health and preventive medicine, Personal and public health / health education, Educational: Health and social care

Publisher: Monash University

Last updated: 25/03/2024

This guide is designed to support health and social care researchers and practitioners to integrate qualitative research into the evidence base of health and social care research. Qualitative research designs are diverse and each design has a different focus that will inform the approach undertaken and the results that are generated. The aim is to move beyond the “what” of qualitative research to the “how”, by (1) outlining key qualitative research designs for health and social care research – descriptive, phenomenology, action research, case study, ethnography, and grounded theory; (2) a decision tool of how to select the appropriate design based on a guiding prompting question, the research question and available resources, time and expertise; (3) an overview of mixed methods research and qualitative research in evaluation studies; (4) a practical guide to data collection and analysis; (5) providing examples of qualitative research to illustrate the scope and opportunities; and (6) tips on communicating qualitative research.

Cover design by Les Thomas

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Cover image for An Introduction to Research Methods for Undergraduate Health Profession Students An Introduction to Research Methods for Undergraduate Health Profession Students

 Authors: Faith Alele and Bunmi Malau-Aduli

 Licence:Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial

  This introduction to research methods aims to provide undergraduate health professions students with appropriate guidance,   knowledge and skills that are essential for research. This eBook is packed full of practical tips and examples to equip students   with the knowledge to engage with research, making it invaluable for students embarking on health research for the first time.   The book covers the entire research process, starting with developing a research question, qualitative and quantitative research   approaches, ethical considerations, data collection and analysis and the dissemination of the results of the study. Other contents covered in this eBook include conducting a literature review, designing a questionnaire, designing an interview guide and writing a research proposal. This eBook will simplify and breakdown complex research concepts for the students. The free availability of this eBook will make it a lifelong companion for students that can be referred to even after completing their degree. The eBook also has H5P activities such as interactive videos, presentations and quizzes that will enable students to connect theory with practice. Ultimately, this eBook will contribute to the development of tomorrow’s clinical researchers and future leaders in the advancement of health professions research.

Case Studies for Health, Research and Practice in Australia and New Zealand book cover Case Studies for Health, Research and Practice in Australia and New Zealand

 CC BY-SA (Attribution ShareAlike)   English (Australia)

 Author(s): Nicola Whiteing, Lucy Shinners, Nicole Graham, Dima Nasrawi, Donna Wilson, Anna Foster, Elicia Kunst, Jennene  Greenhill

Subject(s): Personal and public health / health education, Nursing fundamentals and skills

Institution(s): Southern Cross University

Publisher: Southern Cross University

Last updated: 07/12/2023

The OER includes case studies of 5 families from a variety of backgrounds in metropolitan and regional Queensland (QLD), New South Wales (NSW), and Victoria (VIC), Australia. Case studies have been popular in nursing to help students bring their learning to life and enhance their critical thinking. However, often case studies appear in one unit or one particular content area to aid students learning for a particular condition or point in time.

Taking a transformational, place-based approach, the OER case studies for health are set within metropolitan and regional areas, so learning is contextual and relatable. Case studies increase in complexity so that students can be introduced to and ‘get to know’ the families from their first year of study. As students progress through their studies, they meet the families again in different, often more complex scenarios. The families experience a variety of political and socio-economic circumstances, which helps students to learn about various healthcare contexts, build knowledge and understanding about the families’ circumstances from a holistic, person-centred, interprofessional perspective, and engage at a deeper level.

Educators can integrate each family case study into multiple units across health programmes. This encourages students to learn through the lens of the unit they are studying while drawing on information learnt in previous units. Each OER chapter contains opportunities for students to engage with the material, complete activities and access further resources suggested by the authors. Case studies for health, research and practice provides students with an opportunity to develop skills in critical thinking, reflection and discourse, as well as clinical skills. Including this OER in health curricula will support the development of a broad spectrum of knowledge, skills and professionalism, which students can transfer to various healthcare contexts as they build their professional identities. formation learnt in previous units. Each OER chapter contains opportunities for students to engage with the material, completing activities and accessing further resources suggested by the authors., Case studies for health research and practice provides students with an opportunity to develop skills in critical thinking, reflection and discourse as well as the development of clinical skills. The inclusion of this OER in health curricula will support the development of a broad spectrum of knowledge, skills and professionalism which can be transferred to a variety of healthcare contexts as students build their professional identities.

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Enabling and Optimising Recovery from COVID-19 book cover Enabling and Optimising Recovery from COVID-19

 CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   39 H5P Activities    English (United Kingdom)

 Author(s): Danielle Hitch, Genevieve Pepin, Kelli Nicola-Richmond, Valerie Watchorn (Deakin University)

 Editor(s): Danielle Hitch, Genevieve Pepin, Kelli Nicola-Richmond, Valerie Watchorn (Deakin University)

Subject(s): Rehabilitation, Coping with / advice about illness and specific health conditions

Institution(s): Deakin University

Publisher: Deakin University

Last updated: 16/03/2024

This textbook provides readers with up to date knowledge about the assessment, management and support of people experiencing Long COVID. Learning activities draw upon personas co-authored with people with Long COVID.

Cover image for Introduction to Health (OER) Introduction to Health (OER)

 Author: kfalcone

 License:Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike

The Introduction to Health OER Textbook provides a broad overview of information pertaining to human health and opportunities for improving health and wellness throughout life. The intended goal of the book is to equip the learners with important information needed to better understand their own health and how their daily choices may impact both their quantity and quality of life. Although this is a "health" textbook, it could actually be called a "life" textbook.

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Cover image for Leading in Health and Social Care Leading in Health and Social Care

 Edited by Sheree Lloyd (University of Tasmania), Richard Olley (Griffith University) and Eleanor Milligan (Griffith University)  Subject(s): Health systems and services; Nursing management and leadership, Management: leadership and motivation,   Business ethics and social responsibility, Economics, Finance, Business and Management, Business innovation, IT and   information systems management

Cover image for Qualitative Research – a practical guide for health and social care researchers and practitioners Qualitative Research – a practical guide for health and social care researchers and   practitioners

 Authors: Darshini Ayton; Tess Tsindos; and Danielle Berkovic

License: Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial

This guide is designed to support health and social care researchers and practitioners to conduct qualitative research. (Published 2023)

Research and evidence in practiceResearch and evidence in practice

Shane Erickson, Suzanne Hodgkin, Sharon Karasmanis, George Murley

La Trobe eBureau 2018

This ebook is an introduction to the use of research-based evidence in professional health-care practice. It will help you to understand the role of evidence in health care, including how evidence is developed, and how to interpret research methods and outcomes.

Cover image for Documentation in Nursing and Midwifery: Australian edition Documentation in Nursing and Midwifery: Australian edition

 Authors: Tanya Langtree and Elspeth Wood

 Documenting patient care and records is an important skill for nurses. This book is designed for students in undergraduate nursing programs, and addresses principles of documentation, legislation associated with documentation, methods and systems of documentation, and related documenation matters, in the Australian context.

License: Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial

Read more about Food Studies: Matter, Meaning, Movement Food Studies: Matter, Meaning, Movement

 Copyright Year: 2022

 Contributors: Szanto, Di Battista, and Knezevic

 Publisher: eCampusOntario

 License: CC BY-NC-SA

Food Studies aims to help readers understand and address numerous issues within food, food culture, and food systems. These subjects transcend disciplinary boundaries and call attention to how matter, meaning, and movement produce complex and dynamic food-human realities. Chapters range from sovereignty to breastfeeding, financialization to food porn, pollination to fair trade. Embedded throughout, art, poetry, illustration, and audiovisual works offer moments to reflect on and synthesize the text-based entries. Through reading, classroom discussion, and engaging with the extensive pedagogical tools, learners and teachers alike may acquire a new sense of things foodish—along with a new sense of their own place and role within food systems themselves.

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Read more about Human Nutrition - 2020 Edition

Human Nutrition - 2020 Edition

 Copyright Year: 2018

 Contributors: Kainoa Fialkowski Revilla, Titchenal, and Draper

 Publisher: University of Hawaii Manoa

License: CC BY

This textbook serves as an introduction to nutrition for undergraduate students and is the OER textbook for the FSHN 185 The Science of Human Nutrition course at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. The book covers basic concepts in human nutrition, key information about essential nutrients, basic nutritional assessment, and nutrition across the lifespan.

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Nutrition for Nurses - OpenStax Nutrition for Nurses

 by OpenStax is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License v4.0

 Published 2024.

 Nutrition for Nurses is structured to support the flexible integration of nutrition content across both system-based and nursing   competency-based curricula. It can be used whether nutrition is taught as a standalone course or part of another nursing course.  The table of contents for Nutrition for Nurses presents content in 20 chapters, organized into 9 thematic units.

The text emphasizes evidence-based practice and holistic assessment to facilitate the integration of nutritional awareness for pre-licensure nursing students in the provision of client-centered care. Nutrition for Nurses helps students develop sound clinical judgment as well as a deep understanding of the impact of nutrition on body systems across the lifespan.

Written and reviewed by highly experienced faculty, Nutrition for Nurses includes a detailed narrative, extensive features and learning resources, and ample student support. The presentation utilizes concepts promoting the development of clinical judgment by building upon the systematic model developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

Read more about Nutrition: Science and Everyday Application - Second Edition

Nutrition: Science and Everyday Application - Second Edition

 Copyright Year: 2020

 Contributors: Callahan, Leonard, and Powell

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY-NC

This book is designed as an Open Education Resource (OER) for introductory nutrition courses and has been adopted for use in high schools and colleges. Topics covered include basic nutrition and metabolism, information literacy, body weight and health, nutrition across life stages, dietary supplements, an in-depth look at each of the macronutrients, and major functions of vitamins and minerals. The second edition of Nutrition: Science and Everyday Application was released in August 2022. The second edition includes a fully revised Unit 7 (Body Weight and Health) and minor revisions to Unit 10 (Nutrition and Physical Activity). In June 2023, Unit 2 (Nutrition Science and Information Literacy) was significantly updated along with the ancillary materials for Unit 2. The remainder of the OER and the accompanying ancillary materials are the same as the first edition, originally published in

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 Case Studies for Health, Research and Practice in Australia and New Zealand book coverCase Studies for Health, Research and Practice in Australia and New Zealand

 CC BY-SA (Attribution ShareAlike)   English (Australia)

 Author(s): Nicola Whiteing, Lucy Shinners, Nicole Graham, Dima Nasrawi, Donna Wilson, Anna Foster, Elicia Kunst, Jennene   Greenhill

Subject(s): Personal and public health / health education, Nursing fundamentals and skills

Institution(s): Southern Cross University

Publisher: Southern Cross University

Last updated: 07/12/2023

The OER includes case studies of 5 families from a variety of backgrounds in metropolitan and regional Queensland (QLD), New South Wales (NSW), and Victoria (VIC), Australia. Case studies have been popular in nursing to help students bring their learning to life and enhance their critical thinking. However, often case studies appear in one unit or one particular content area to aid students learning for a particular condition or point in time.

Taking a transformational, place-based approach, the OER case studies for health are set within metropolitan and regional areas, so learning is contextual and relatable. Case studies increase in complexity so that students can be introduced to and ‘get to know’ the families from their first year of study. As students progress through their studies, they meet the families again in different, often more complex scenarios. The families experience a variety of political and socio-economic circumstances, which helps students to learn about various healthcare contexts, build knowledge and understanding about the families’ circumstances from a holistic, person-centred, interprofessional perspective, and engage at a deeper level.

Educators can integrate each family case study into multiple units across health programmes. This encourages students to learn through the lens of the unit they are studying while drawing on information learnt in previous units. Each OER chapter contains opportunities for students to engage with the material, complete activities and access further resources suggested by the authors. Case studies for health, research and practice provides students with an opportunity to develop skills in critical thinking, reflection and discourse, as well as clinical skills. Including this OER in health curricula will support the development of a broad spectrum of knowledge, skills and professionalism, which students can transfer to various healthcare contexts as they build their professional identities. formation learnt in previous units. Each OER chapter contains opportunities for students to engage with the material, completing activities and accessing further resources suggested by the authors., Case studies for health research and practice provides students with an opportunity to develop skills in critical thinking, reflection and discourse as well as the development of clinical skills. The inclusion of this OER in health curricula will support the development of a broad spectrum of knowledge, skills and professionalism which can be transferred to a variety of healthcare contexts as students build their professional identities.

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Cover image for Documentation in Nursing and Midwifery: Australian edition Documentation in Nursing and Midwifery: Australian edition

 Authors: Tanya Langtree and Elspeth Wood

License: Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial

Documenting patient care and records is an important skill for nurses. This book is designed for students in undergraduate nursing programs, and addresses principles of documentation, legislation associated with documentation, methods and systems of documentation, and related documenation matters, in the Australian context.

Nutrition for Nurses - OpenStax Nutrition for Nurses

 by OpenStax is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License v4.0

 Published 2024.

 Nutrition for Nurses is structured to support the flexible integration of nutrition content across both system-based and nursing   competency-based curricula. It can be used whether nutrition is taught as a standalone course or part of another nursing course.  The table of contents for Nutrition for Nurses presents content in 20 chapters, organized into 9 thematic units.

The text emphasizes evidence-based practice and holistic assessment to facilitate the integration of nutritional awareness for pre-licensure nursing students in the provision of client-centered care. Nutrition for Nurses helps students develop sound clinical judgment as well as a deep understanding of the impact of nutrition on body systems across the lifespan.

Written and reviewed by highly experienced faculty, Nutrition for Nurses includes a detailed narrative, extensive features and learning resources, and ample student support. The presentation utilizes concepts promoting the development of clinical judgment by building upon the systematic model developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

Cover image for School of Pharmacy Preceptor Handbook School of Pharmacy Preceptor Handbook

 Author: School of Pharmacy

 The School of Pharmacy Preceptor Handbook has been developed for preceptors hosting students in the Bachelor of Pharmacy   (Hons) program. Within this resource, preceptors can find supporting guides and information on placements, the work integrated   learning program, and the Entrustable Professional Activities.

Cover image for The Australian Handbook for Careers in Psychological Science The Australian Handbook for Careers in Psychological Science

 Authors: Tony Machin; Tanya Machin; Carla Jeffries; and Nancey Hoare

 License: Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial

 Despite psychology being one of the most popular undergraduate programs, students often report not knowing how training in   psychology relates to careers. With chapters written by experts across Australia, this book explores just some of the many ways   that students can apply their training in psychological science across a variety of careers and sectors.

Cover image for Common Client Issues in Counselling: An Australian Perspective Common Client Issues in Counselling: An Australian Perspective

 Authors: Nathan Beel; Christine Chinchen; Tanya Machin; and Carol du Plessis

 License: Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial

 Common Client Issues in Counselling: An Australian Perspective focuses on common mental health issues, such as grief and   loss, anxiety, and depression, experienced by clients presenting for counselling. The focus throughout is on providing an Australian perspective, highlighting contemporary understandings, as well as suggesting practical and integrative responses to each common issue. All of the authors, reviewers, and editors work within Australian counselling settings, including private practice, not for profit organisations and academic contexts. By drawing on the authors’ extensive experience, and using a contextual rather than diagnostic approach, each chapter is brought to life with valuable insights and suggestions.

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Cover Art Data analysis in the psychological sciences: A practical, applied, multimedia approach 

 by Leyre Castro and J Toby Mordkoff

 Publication Date: 2023

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
This open resources textbook contains 10 Units that describe and explain the main concepts in statistical analysis of psychological data. In addition to conceptual descriptions and explanations of the basic analyses for descriptive statistics, this textbook also explains how to conduct those analyses with common statistical software (Excel) and open-source free software (R).

Open History of Psychology: The Lives and Contributions of Marginalized Psychology Pioneers cover

 Open History of Psychology: The Lives and Contributions of Marginalized   Psychology Pioneers

 CC BY-NC 

Author(s): Alison E. Kelly, Brittany N. Avila

Editor(s): Alison E. Kelly, Brittany N. Avila

Subject(s): Psychology

Last updated: 06-20-2023

Institution(s): University of North Dakota, University of Nevada, Reno

Language: English

Understanding the history of a discipline requires looking at prominent figures and events that contributed to the growth of the discipline. Yet historical accounts are prone to including what those writing the accounts believe is most important to know. Within the discipline of psychology, women and people of color are noticeably absent from history.

Six Acceptance and Commitment Training Conversations book cover Six Acceptance and Commitment Training Conversations

 CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives)   English (Australia)

 Author(s): Julian McNally, Michael Swadling

 Editor(s): Ian Kolk, Mark Parsons, Michael Swadling, Sophie Langley

Subject(s): Counselling and care of students, Positive psychology, Higher education, tertiary education, Cognitive behavioural therapy, Coping with / advice about mental health issues, Popular psychology, Mindfulness, Emotions and emotional intelligence, Educational: Study skills, Educational: Social and life skills

Publisher: RMIT Open Press

Last updated: 07/03/2024

An e-learning program aimed to provide students with the psychological and emotional intelligence skills to support them in:

  • completing study assessment tasks in a disciplined and stress-free manner
  • starting and sustaining enjoyable relationships with their peers and friends
  • conducting a meaningful and valued life while studying at university
  • participating in group assessment projects in a fulfilling and confident manner
  • living a balanced and enjoyable life!

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 Developing Human Services Practitioners: Scaffolding Student Learning in Professional   Placements

 CC BY (Attribution)   30 H5P Activities    English

 Author(s): University of Southern Queensland

Subject(s): Social work

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

Last updated: 10/01/2023

This e-resource is aimed at guiding and supporting human services students through professional placements.

 

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 Partnerships with the Community: Social Work Field Education during the Covid-19     Pandemic

 Authors:  Ronnie EganBetty Haralambous; and Patrick O’Keeffe

This edition of Partnerships with the Community: Social Work Field Education during the Covid-19 Pandemic emerged from RMIT’s Partnership Reference Group in response to the impacts of the global pandemic on field placement supply and delivery. There was collective agreement that the long-term relationships between RMIT Social Work and the field through field education and beyond allowed us to rapidly respond to the needs of students, agencies and the community and continue to provide social work field education over 2020 and 2021. This book is a testament to the strength of these relationships demonstrated in the trust, respect, shared vision, flexibility, and reciprocity exhibited during this period. The book brings together the narratives of the RMIT Field education team and eleven of our industry partners about their experiences of providing social work placements during a global pandemic.

Six Acceptance and Commitment Training Conversations book cover Six Acceptance and Commitment Training Conversations

 CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives)   English (Australia)

 Author(s): Julian McNally, Michael Swadling

 Editor(s): Ian Kolk, Mark Parsons, Michael Swadling, Sophie Langley

Subject(s): Counselling and care of students, Positive psychology, Higher education, tertiary education, Cognitive behavioural therapy, Coping with / advice about mental health issues, Popular psychology, Mindfulness, Emotions and emotional intelligence, Educational: Study skills, Educational: Social and life skills

Publisher: RMIT Open Press

Last updated: 07/03/2024

An e-learning program aimed to provide students with the psychological and emotional intelligence skills to support them in:

  • completing study assessment tasks in a disciplined and stress-free manner
  • starting and sustaining enjoyable relationships with their peers and friends
  • conducting a meaningful and valued life while studying at university
  • participating in group assessment projects in a fulfilling and confident manner
  • living a balanced and enjoyable life!

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Open Teaching Resources

  • Diversity Exchange : Visual depictions of the health care professions often do not include ethnoculturally diverse therapists and patients. Stock videos and photos can also be expensive, limiting access to high quality resources to those who can afford to pay. This online library includes photos that depict therapists and patients from diverse backgrounds performing physiotherapy skills and engaging in healthcare-related activities. The Diversity Exchange is one way to enhance teaching and learning by integrating a diverse range of images.
  • World Obesity Image Bank: Check out the World Obesity organisation’s Image Bank for non-biased and respectful images related to obesity. Openly licensed for non-commercial use (refer to the image use guidelines for details).
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