CQUniversity Unit Profile
ALLH11010 Skills for Allied Health Assistants
Skills for Allied Health Assistants
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General Information

Overview

This unit will enable you to further develop and demonstrate the necessary knowledge and practical skills required of a competent Allied Health Assistant through an 80 hour work-integrated learning experience. Depending upon the setting for your work experience, you may be required to follow therapeutic treatment plans and interventions under the supervision of an Allied Health professional. Further, you will be guided to develop a portfolio of evidence that illustrates your capacity to operate as an Allied Health Assistant.

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

Pre-requisites: ALLH11001 Introduction to Allied Health ALLH11009 Research Methods for Health Professionals ALLH11006 Life Course Development for Health Professionals BMSC11007 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 1

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 - 2021

Mixed Mode

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).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

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. Portfolio
Weighting: Pass/Fail
2. Practical Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail
3. Professional Practice Placement
Weighting: Pass/Fail

Assessment Grading

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student Communication

Feedback

This unit is well designed, as all content is delivered prior to residential school and then there is no content to cover during placement.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the design of this unit be continued as it's important students have all necessary content prior to attending their residential school. it is also important that students be able to focus on their professional placement, without having to worry about additional workload.

Feedback from Student Communication

Feedback

The format of the lectures (pre-recorded and delivered in a series of short videos each week) assisted student learning

Recommendation

It is recommend that the format of the lectures remain the same as students feel this approach helps them to maintain their concentration, find and review concepts more efficiently and to engage with the materials in shorter periods of time.

Feedback from Personal Communication - Director of Allied Health, Rockhampton Hospital

Feedback

The quality of the ALLH students attending professional placements is of a high standard

Recommendation

It is recommended that this unit continue to be reviewed to ensure quality of content and quality of assessment tasks, as well as quality of teaching to ensure that we continue to produce high quality students.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Behave professionally and ethically within an Allied Health setting
  2. Demonstrate skills and competencies typical of an Allied Health Assistant
  3. Reflect upon the scope of practice of an Allied Health Assistant
  4. Develop a portfolio of documents relevant for the attainment of the vocational award of Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance.

Upon the successful completion of this unit, you may be eligible to apply for the vocational award of Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance 

Conditions apply.

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 - Professional Practice Placement - 0%
2 - Portfolio - 0%
3 - Practical Assessment - 0%

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

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Professional Practice Placement - 0%
2 - Portfolio - 0%
3 - Practical Assessment - 0%
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)
  • Zoom (both microphone and webcam capability)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 7th Edition (APA 7th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Trudy Jones Unit Coordinator
t.jones2@cqu.edu.au
Melanie Hayman Unit Coordinator
m.j.hayman@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Module 1: Participate in workplace health and safety Begin Date: 08 Mar 2021

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Module 2: Comply with infection prevention and control Begin Date: 15 Mar 2021

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Module 3: Communicate and work in health or community services Begin Date: 22 Mar 2021

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Module 4: Maintain a high standard of service Begin Date: 22 Mar 2021

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Module 6: Recognise healthy body systems Begin Date: 29 Mar 2021

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Module 5: Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately Begin Date: 29 Mar 2021

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Module 7: Assist with movement Begin Date: 05 Apr 2021

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Module 8: Assist with an allied health program Begin Date: 19 Apr 2021

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Module 9: Promote aboriginal and/or torres strait islander cultural safety Begin Date: 26 Apr 2021

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Portfolio (Draft) Task:
DUE: Monday 26th April (Week 7) 2021 @ 9.00am AEST

Residential School Begin Date: 04 May 2021

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Practical Assessment Task: 
DUE: Friday 7th May (Week 8) 2021 @ 5.00pm AEST

Professional Placement Block Begin Date: 10 May 2021

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Portfolio (Final) Task:
DUE: Monday 10th May (Week 9) 2021 @ 9.00am AEST

Term Specific Information

This introductory unit is designed to enable you to further develop and demonstrate the necessary knowledge and practical skills required of a competent Allied Health Assistant.


This unit consists of nine (9) self-paced modules, a residential school and professional placement. Each of the modules include a variety of content videos, learning resources and activities.


This unit is delivered online, thus there are no weekly scheduled lectures or tutorials.


Whilst this unit is self-paced, you must successfully work through all of the modules during the first seven (7) weeks of term, as you will be assessed on your knowledge and understanding of this content during our Residential School in Week 8 of term, as a part of your Practical Assessment Task. 


If you successfully pass your Practical Assessment, you will then be permitted to commence your 80 hour professional placement (work-integrated learning) experience in an allied health setting.


All assessment tasks for this unit are a MUST pass. This means that you must pass all assessment tasks to be eligible to pass this unit. 

Assessment Tasks

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Portfolio Assessment Task

Task Description

For this assessment task you are required to demonstrate your knowledge and competence across a variety of allied health areas including:

  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • Maintaining a high standard of care
  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Assist with Movement
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • Assist with an allied health program
  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Participate in workplace health and safety

To demonstrate your knowledge, you will required to complete all questions within the Portfolio to a satisfactory standard.


IMPORTANT: You are encouraged to submit a DRAFT Portfolio for feedback and guidance. This draft is to be submitted via Moodle by Monday 26th April @ 9.00am AEST, 2021. There will be no extensions on this date. You will then receive feedback in a timely manner, allowing you to address any feedback you receive in your final submission.


This assessment task is extensive and will be time consuming to complete. You will need to work your way through the tasks as you progress from one module to the next as some of the tasks require weekly contribution on your part. As such, you will not be able to leave this assessment task until the end of term to complete in one sitting.


IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you bring an updated version of your Portfolio with you to Residential School.


Further details regarding your Portfolio Assessment Task are available on the ALLH11010 Skills for Allied Health Assistants Moodle page, located under the 'Assessment' tab.


Assessment Due Date

This assessment task is due: Monday 10th May 2021 @ 9.00am AEST (Week 9)


Return Date to Students

NOTE: If your assessment is not submitted in accordance with the due date, grades and feedback will be returned two weeks after submission date.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. You must pass this assessment task, to be eligible to pass this unit.

Assessment Criteria

You will be assessed against the following performance criteria:

  • Evidence of demonstrated knowledge to a satisfactory standard
  • All evidence meets required standards
  • All evidence is presented in an appropriate manner including consistent formatting, layout and structure
  • Your portfolio should be appropriately referenced throughout and in accordance with CQUniversity APA (7th Edition) referencing requirements.

Your Portfolio tasks are clearly described in your 'Portfolio Assessment Guide', including a clear description of each task, the task requirements and the criteria sheet to which each of the tasks will be assessed against.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Your submission must be uploaded as a single word file (doc. or docx. format) via the ALLH11010 Skills for Allied Health Professionals Moodle page. Ensure that you upload the correct document and that you complete the submission process in its entirety, as late submissions are penalised.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Reflect upon the scope of practice of an Allied Health Assistant
  • Develop a portfolio of documents relevant for the attainment of the vocational award of Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy

2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Practical Assessment Task

Task Description

For this assessment task you are required to:

  1. Attend the compulsory residential school
  2. Actively participate and engage in all activities
  3. Demonstrate competence across all areas to a satisfactory standard
  4. Complete and upload the Practical Assessment Workbook

Further details regarding your Practical Assessment Task are available on the ALLH11010 Skills for Allied Health Assistants Moodle page, located under the 'Assessment' tab.


Assessment Due Date

This assessment task is due: Friday 7th May 2021 @ 5.00pm AEST (Week 8)


Return Date to Students

NOTE: If your assessment is not submitted in accordance with the due date, grades and feedback will be returned two weeks after submission date.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. You must pass this assessment task, to be eligible to pass this unit.

Assessment Criteria

During your residential school, you will be assessed against the performance criteria contained within the following units of the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance VET award:

  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service
  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCHIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCCCS002 Assist with Movement
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Each competency is clearly described in your 'Residential School Workbook', including a clear description of each task, the task requirements and the criteria sheet to which each of the tasks will be assessed against.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Your submission must be uploaded as a single PDF file via the ALLH11010 Skills for Allied Health Professionals Moodle page. Ensure that you upload the correct document and that you complete the submission process in its entirety, as late submissions are penalised.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Behave professionally and ethically within an Allied Health setting
  • Demonstrate skills and competencies typical of an Allied Health Assistant


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Ethical practice

3 Professional Practice Placement

Assessment Title
Professional Placement Assessment Task

Task Description

You will be required to undertake and complete 80 hours of professional placement / work-integrated learning within an allied health setting.


During your time on placement, you will be required to perform typical duties of a competent allied health assistant, of which your competence will be assessed. You will also be required to complete a workbook whilst on placement.


You cannot commence your professional placement until you attend Residential School and pass your practical assessment task.


Further details regarding your Professional Placement Assessment Task are available on the ALLH11010 Skills for Allied Health Assistants Moodle page, located under the 'Assessment' tab.


Assessment Due Date

This assessment task is due: Friday 16th June 2021 @ 9.00am AEST (Exam Week)


Return Date to Students

NOTE: If your assessment is not submitted in accordance with the due date, grades and feedback will be returned two weeks after submission date.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. You must pass this assessment task, to be eligible to pass this unit.

Assessment Criteria

You will be assessed against the following performance criteria:

  • Evidence of demonstrated knowledge to a satisfactory standard
  • All evidence meets required standards
  • All evidence is presented in an appropriate manner including consistent formatting, layout and structure
  • Completed workbook with necessary supervisor reports and signatures

Your Professional Placement tasks are clearly described in your 'Professional Placement Workbook', including a clear description of placement expectations and requirements, individual task requirements and the criteria sheet to which each of the tasks will be assessed against.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Your submission must be uploaded as a single PDF file via the ALLH11010 Skills for Allied Health Professionals Moodle page. Ensure that you upload the correct document and that you complete the submission process in its entirety, as late submissions are penalised.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Behave professionally and ethically within an Allied Health setting
  • Demonstrate skills and competencies typical of an Allied Health Assistant
  • Reflect upon the scope of practice of an Allied Health Assistant


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

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.

What can you do to act with integrity?

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.