CQUniversity Unit Profile
ALLH11001 Introduction to Allied Health Practice
Introduction to Allied Health Practice
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Unit Profile Correction added on 19-04-20

The end of term examination has now been changed to an alternate form of assessment. Please see your Moodle site for details of the assessment.

General Information

Overview

On successful completion of this unit you will be able to define the role of an Allied Health professional and their scope of practice within the Australian healthcare system. Additionally, this unit will provide you with foundation knowledge about the impact of living with an illness, injury or disability as it relates to physical, emotional and social functioning. You will learn about the pragmatic and emotional adaptation processes involved, and be introduced to the use of an internationally accepted health care model which facilitates participation in wider society.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2020

Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%
2. Examination
Weighting: 60%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Define the varied roles, characteristics and scope of practice of an Allied Health professional
  2. Describe the communication skills required to promote client-centred and culturally sensitive interaction in health care settings
  3. Use the International Classification of Function to describe the lived experience of a person with a disability, illness or injury
  4. Explain the relevant legal and ethical framework that support safe practice.


Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Examination - 60%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Examination - 60%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 6th Edition (APA 6th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Thomas Doering Unit Coordinator
t.doering@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1: What is health? Begin Date: 09 Mar 2020

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Week 2: Australia's health - what are our biggest health issues? Begin Date: 16 Mar 2020

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Week 3: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability & Health (ICF) framework Begin Date: 23 Mar 2020

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Week 4: Person-centred care & communication Begin Date: 30 Mar 2020

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Week 5: Australia's healthcare system & team-care Begin Date: 06 Apr 2020

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Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Apr 2020

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Week 6: 'Health for all' & primary health care Begin Date: 20 Apr 2020

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Week 7: Vulnerable populations - Part 1 Begin Date: 27 Apr 2020

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Week 8: Vulnerable populations - Part 2 Begin Date: 04 May 2020

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Week 9: Cultural diversity & health - Part 1 Begin Date: 11 May 2020

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Case study analysis Due: Week 9 Monday (11 May 2020) 9:00 am AEST
Week 10: Cultural diversity & health - Part 2 Begin Date: 18 May 2020

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Week 11: Ethical practice Begin Date: 25 May 2020

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Week 12: Working as an Allied Health professional Begin Date: 01 Jun 2020

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Term Specific Information

Weekly lectures will be delivered live (face-to-face) via the Rockhampton campus.

These lectures will also be recorded and made readily available via our ALLH11001 Moodle page for all students.

Weekly tutorials will be delivered via Zoom for all students.

These tutorials will also be recorded and made readily available via our ALLH11001 Moodle page for all students.

There will also be weekly 'Drop-In' sessions via Zoom to ask questions, seek understanding and discuss content etc. with the teaching team.

Links to all recordings and access to zoom sessions are located under the appropriate week on our ALLH11001 Moodle page.

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Case study analysis

Task Description

Students will choose one (1) of three (3) provided case studies to undertake a generic (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health; ICF) and discipline specific analysis.

First, students will demonstrate their knowledge and ability to implement the ICF. Subsequently, students will identify the multi-disciplinary team pertinent to this case, and explore their (and one other) discipline's scope of practice, and discuss how their Allied Health discipline might assist the client.

A detailed Task Sheet is available on the ALLH11001 Moodle page under the 'Assessment' tab.


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Monday (11 May 2020) 9:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Grades and feedback will be returned two weeks after submission date


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

This assessment task will assess the students ability to:
Implement the ICF
Describe the varied roles, characteristics and scope of practice of various Allied Health professionals/disciplines
Identify compromised social determinants of health and describe strategies to promote comprehensive and person-centred care


A detailed Criteria Sheet is available on the ALLH11001 Moodle page under the 'Assessment' tab.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
This assessment task must be submitted as a word document (.doc or .docx) on the online Moodle page for ALLH11001.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Define the varied roles, characteristics and scope of practice of an Allied Health professional
  • Describe the communication skills required to promote client-centred and culturally sensitive interaction in health care settings
  • Use the International Classification of Function to describe the lived experience of a person with a disability, illness or injury
  • Explain the relevant legal and ethical framework that support safe practice.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
60%

Length
120 minutes

Minimum mark or grade
This assessment task is a MUST PASS task. The minimum mark to pass this assessment task is 50%.

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Closed Book
Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

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What can you do to act with integrity?