Health and Behavioural Sciences Graduate Qualities
The Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences has adopted the UOW Graduate Qualities as the Faculty Graduate qualities. This means that the UOW Graduate Qualities will be addressed in all courses of study taught in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences. Learning outcomes of subjects will be explicitly linked to the Graduate Qualities.
"Graduate Qualities" are the aspirational qualities that students will progressively develop through their learning experiences at UOW. Graduate Qualities provide a common educational focus across UOW. The Qualities are a way of expressing the types of skills and knowledge which assist students to better students of their chosen discipline and become lifelong learners. Graduate Qualities aren't achieved in a single subject - their development is an ongoing process across an entire program of study. Learning in some subjects may focus more on the development of particular Graduate Qualities.
University of Wollongong is committed to developing graduates who are:
Have a sound knowledge of an area of study or profession and understand its current issues, locally and internationally. Know how to apply this knowledge. Understand how an area of study has developed and how it relates to other areas.
- Independent learners:
Engage with new ideas and ways of thinking and critically analyse issues. Seek to extend knowledge through ongoing research, enquiry and reflection. Find and evaluate information, using a variety of sources and technologies. Participate in ongoing research, enquiry and reflection. Acknowledge the work and ideas of others.
- Problem solvers:
Take on challenges and opportunities. Apply creative, logical and critical thinking skills to respond effectively. Make and implement decisions. Be flexible, thorough, innovative and aim for high standards.
- Effective communicators:
Articulate ideas and convey them effectively using a range of media. Work collaboratively and engage with people in different settings. Recognise how culture can shape communication.
Understand how decisions can affect others and make ethically informed choices. Appreciate and respect diversity. Act with integrity as part of local, national, global and professional communities.