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A Guide to Writing in Law School

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Author(s): Steven Tudor, Stephanie Falconer

Subject(s): Law, Writing and editing guides

Institution(s): La Trobe University

Publisher: La Trobe eBureau

Last updated: 05/06/2024

A Guide to Writing in Law School is intended to help law students to develop their writing skills. Writing clearly and effectively is a vital legal skill. Lawyers use this skill daily. Law graduates need, therefore, to have a solid competency in clear and effective writing. This book aims to help students improve their writing by presenting various pieces of advice, tips, warnings and encouragement. It contains general chapters on planning, clear writing, and acknowledging your sources, as well as dedicated chapters on some of the specific writing tasks that law students undertake: case briefs, legal problem-solving, essays, and law reform submissions. With effort and practice, virtually everyone can improve their writing. A Guide to Writing in Law School is not only for students having particular difficulties. Those who already write well will find ideas here that will help them become even better writers.

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A Teachers Guide to Outdoor Education Curriculum: Victorian Edition

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Author(s): Josh Ambrosy, Sandy Allen-Craig

Subject(s): Outdoor schools / education

Institution(s): Federation University Australia, Australian Catholic University

Publisher: Federation University

Last updated: 10/05/2024

Outdoor education is a unique and well-established field of study with significant local and international literature to support it. Over the last 40 years, outdoor education in various articulations, has become a staple of Victorian schooling. Despite the long-standing tradition in Victoria, of offering outdoor education programs and subjects that aligns to the curriculum, there is currently a lack of specific guidance material to help teachers. It serves as a handbook for pre-service teachers and those working in schools alike, to develop contemporary units of work and assessment tasks as part of their schools outdoor education curriculum.

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An Australian and New Zealand Human Resource Management Guide to Work Health and Safety

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Author(s): Lynnaire Sheridan

Subject(s): Health and safety in the workplace

Institution(s): University of Otago

Publisher: University of Otago

Last updated: 15/05/2024

An Australian and New Zealand Human Resource Management Guide to Work Health and Safety (WHS) is comprised of three sections: an historical overview, an introduction to theory, and a guide to WHS implementation via the adoption and enactment of a safety management system.

The socio-historical review of human ‘labour’ outlines foundational knowledge on the intertwined origins of worker labour and safety rights, while contextualising the formation and role of unions in securing labour rights that, today, are standard in Australian and New Zealand contexts.  It enhances understanding of the historical origins of the contemporary disciplines of Employment Relations and WHS to explain their commonly shared assumptions and principles.

The theoretical introduction defines key concepts for WHS management and outlines James Reasons’ Swiss Cheese Model of safety incident causation.  A systems-based approach to WHS management is proposed as a mechanism to identify, and actively resolve, latent factors before introducing organisational safety culture as fundamental to effective WHS management.

The guide to implementation outlines the leadership commitment, policies, procedures, planning, and compliance competency required before a safety management system can begin.  It explores implementation of hazard identification, risk assessment, and hazard control procedures before emphasising that this should occur parallel to establishing effective emergency response procedures.  It concludes by outlining how to use measurement and evaluation to ‘close the loop’ ready for the next iteration of the safety management system cycle.

This book affords Human Resource managers a comprehensive overview of Safety I approaches to WHS while outlining how theory and practice is shifting towards a more human-centric, Safety II, approach.  It puts workers, and their health, at the centre of WHS management while recognising the organisational constraints within which WHS practitioners operate.

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Anatomical Variation: An Australian and New Zealand Context

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Author(s): Laura S. Gregory, Annabelle L. Kimmorley, Mikaela S. Reynolds

Subject(s): Anatomy, Clinical and internal medicine, Regional anatomy, Dissection, Medical imaging, For higher / tertiary / university education

Institution(s): Queensland University of Technology

Publisher: Queensland University of Technology

Last updated: 05/07/2023

The anatomy of our outwardly facing physical appearance exhibits great diversity between individuals, from different eye, skin and hair colour to the size of our feet and our height. However, it is less known whether our anatomy differs beneath the surface… is the anatomy of the internal organs the same between individuals? Most textbooks would like you to think so with simplified standard descriptions of human anatomy such as the lung lobes and fissures, aortic arch branches and bone numbers. But this eBook is different. Here we build your understanding of the scope and clinical importance of human anatomical variation to improve your clinical skills as a health professional or biomedical scientist.

Anatomical variation is described as the differences in macroscopic morphology (shape and size), topography (location), developmental timing or frequency (number) of an anatomical structure between individuals. It presents during embryological or subadult development and results in no substantive observable interruption to physiological function. Every organ displays an array of anatomical phenotypes, and for these reasons the anatomy of each person is considered a variant. 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.

This textbook is designed to actively engage your exploration and critical analysis of human anatomical variation in an Australian and New Zealand context. 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.

The textbook is organised to complement your health science studies by developing your depth of understanding to address three critical themes in anatomical variation:

  • Theme 1: Categorise and describe a range of anatomical variation within the human body.
  • Theme 2: Theorise the implications of anatomical variation on patient outcomes and in professional contexts.
  • Theme 3: Investigate the process of anatomical variation formation and its potential causes.

Each chapter employs a multimodal and active learning approach using text and video summaries of key information, checkpoint quizzes, interactive images, clinical and professional discussion activities, and recommended readings. In this way, the activities in this textbook can be easily embedded into existing health science curricula to strengthen anatomical variation understanding in all health professional courses.

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Australian Politics and Policy

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Author(s): Diana Perche, Nicholas Barry, Alan Fenna, Zareh Ghazarian, Yvonne Haigh

Editor(s): Alan Fenna, Diana Perche, Nicholas Barry, Yvonne Haigh, Zareh Ghazarian

Subject(s): Politics and government

Publisher: Sydney University Press

Last updated: 22/05/2024

The first open source and open access textbook on Australian politics, Australian Politics and Policy provides a unique, holistic coverage of politics and public topics for use in university courses.

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Building Cost Planning: Best Practices and Insights

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Author(s): Dr Thilini Jayawickrama, Dr Ruchini Jayasinghe, Dr Ravindu Kahandawa, Prof Rameez Rameezdeen, Don Leelarathne, Dr Inoka Withana Gamage

Subject(s): Construction and building industry

Institution(s): University of South Australia, Massey University

Publisher: University of South Australia

Last updated: 06/06/2024

This book focuses on the cost planning of building construction projects with special reference to the Australian and New Zealand context. Design development and cost planning with elemental analysis are emphasised in the pre-construction cost management process in the region. This book translates the well-established practice of pre-construction cost management process in the construction industry into a published academic and professional resource which can be used for teaching higher education students and for professional training programs.

Building cost planning is considered from the client and the design team’s perspective and focuses on the functions of a cost manager. From the overview of the construction industry and the client’s team, to the detailed cost planning process and cost planning techniques at progressive stages in the pre-construction phase, this book is ideal as a guide to cost plan building construction projects. It follows an interactive style by featuring learning outcomes, self-review questions and learning activities for each chapter. It also extends theory into applications with case studies incorporated from the Australian and New Zealand construction industries. These approaches make this book useful for both students and practitioners in construction management.

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Building Your Career: A Guide for Students

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Author(s): Michelle Gander

Subject(s): Careers guidance

Institution(s): Flinders University

Publisher: Flinders University

Last updated: 13/05/2024

This book has been written as a useful companion for students in high school, vocational, and higher education to understand the world of work and how to establish a career. The lessons in this book are also useful to other readers, especially those that are in the early stages of their careers or those looking to transition into other careers - something that will happen much more frequently in the coming years. This book brings together scholarly research in careers and employability in an engaging manner for readers to gain a broader understanding of career motivations and identity blended together with practical advice and guidance on career management strategies.
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Business Finance

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

Author(s): Sagarika Mishra (Deakin University)

Editor(s): Angie Williamson

Subject(s): Corporate finance, Economics, Finance, Business and Management, Finance and the finance industry

Institution(s): Deakin University

Publisher: Deakin University

Last updated: 07/06/2024

Developed for an international cohort, this text is designed to explain business finance concepts in an easily understood manner without overwhelming students with too much content.
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Case Studies for Health, Research and Practice in Australia and New Zealand

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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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CAUL Open Educational Resources Professional Development Program: Foundations

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Author(s): Council of Australian University Librarians

Subject(s): Open learning, distance education, Educational strategies and policy: inclusion, Higher education, tertiary education

Publisher: Council of Australian University Librarians

Last updated: 04/03/2024

This book contains the self-paced learning materials used within the facilitated Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) Open Educational Resources (OER) Professional Development (PD) Program: Foundations.