CB66 Bachelor of Allied Health

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives

Core Structure

Number of units: 18 Total credit points: 108


ALL students must accumulate a total of 144 credit points.

These credit points will be traditionally broken down into 18 core units and six (6) electives.

Students wishing to gain their vocational award of Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance, must complete NUP40662: Skills for Allied Health Assistants, as one of their elective units. It is recommended that this unit be completed as a year 1 elective, offered in Term 3.

Students are also required to complete two (2) electives. If students have chosen a Minor, these electives are pre-determined. For students who have not chosen a Minor, electives can be chosen from any CQUniversity course, provided eligibility, pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements are met.

Students intending to apply for admission into other Allied Health courses are advised to check the relevant course pathways for guidance when selecting electives.

YEAR 1

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ALLH11001 Introduction to Allied Health Practice
PSYC11010 Fundamentals of Psychology
ALLH11006 Life Course Development for Health Professionals
ALLH11009 Research Methods for Health Professionals
BMSC11007 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 1
BMSC11008 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 2

Students are also required to complete two (2) electives. If students have chosen a Minor, these electives are pre-determined. For students who have not chosen a Minor, electives can be chosen from any CQUniversity course, provided eligibility, pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements are met.

YEAR 2

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ALLH12006 Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals
SOCL19065 Rural Communities and Health
NUTR12001 Human Nutrition
HLTH12028 Health Promotion Strategies
BIOH12008 Human Pathophysiology
MBIO12013 Microbiology for Health Care

Students are also required to complete two (2) electives. If students have chosen a Minor, these electives are pre-determined. For students who have not chosen a Minor, electives can be chosen from any CQUniversity course, provided eligibility, pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements are met.

YEAR 3

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HLTH13031 Population Health Epidemiology
BMSC13010 Pharmacology
ALLH13010 Research Project for Health Professionals
PSYC13022 Learning & Behaviour Modification
SOWK13012 Professional Practice and Mental Health
SOWK13013 Professional Practice with Children, Youth and Families

Community Health Project Management Minor

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

Project Management within rapidly changing health settings requires a unique and specialised set of skills, all of which you will develop as a part of this specialisation. Working within this field requires an ability to understand the current and impending health challenges, adapt rapidly to change, think critically on your feet and be able to manage various tasks efficiently and effectively whilst maintaining a high level of detail. Specifically, within this specialisation you will develop an extensive understanding and appreciation for determinants of health within Australia, as well as the ability to undertake community assets and needs assessments. Further, you will explore emerging public health challenges associated with climate change: environmental sustainability and public health disaster management.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HLTH11027 Foundations of Health
ALLH11010 Skills for Allied Health Assistants
HLTH12032 Community Assets and Needs Assessment
PBHL13001 Public Health and Environmental Sustainability
PBHL13002 Public Health Disaster Management
ALLH13009 Work-Integrated Learning for Health Professionals

Healthy Ageing and Aged Care Minor

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

The ageing of our population is a product of longer life expectancy and many argue that compared to many other countries, Australia is well-positioned economically to respond the challenges associated with this changing population profile, however it is not as well positioned to ensure that these additional years of life continue to be healthy, productive and meaningful. By 2031, one in five people will be over the age of 65 years, meaning an overwhelming number of older people will be accessing health services across a lot of different settings. The current health system is poorly equipped to deal with this phenomenon and currently the lack of coordinated services will fail our most vulnerable. Many older Australian want to continue to be connected to their communities and not isolated and or viewed as a burden, rather they “… want to be seen as valuable and active citizens” (Council on the Ageing (COTA), 2012. p.2). Indeed, they will overwhelmingly make up a more than significant proportion of the population that you as a Health professional or Allied Health worker will engage and work with over the course of your careers.

In this study stream you will discuss the impact of the ageing population on current and future government policy and funding and strategies to promote healthy ageing across a variety of community contexts. You will analyse the impact of chronic health conditions upon the older person and society, compare and contrast the types of services required for an ageing population and reflect on the skills required when interacting with the older person.


Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HAGE11001 The Context of Ageing in Contemporary Australia
HAGE11002 Predictors of Healthy Ageing
ALLH11010 Skills for Allied Health Assistants
HAGE12002 Opportunities and Challenges of Healthy Ageing
HAGE12001 Service Provision and Caring for the Older Person
ALLH13009 Work-Integrated Learning for Health Professionals

Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Minor

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

Many Indigenous Australians experience poorer health than other Australians, especially in rural, regional and remote communities. As such, they require care that is contextualised within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander systems of kinship, reciprocity and spirituality, and which acknowledges the intergenerational effects of past government policies, discrimination and racism on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.

This study stream provides a holistic approach to engaging with our shared Australian history, providing you with opportunities to acquire contextual and practical knowledge and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, ways of life and traditional systems of learning, health care and wellbeing. The stream emphasises inclusive practice, in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander models of health care and wellbeing are promoted as a means of empowering Australian Indigenous people and communities to determine and control their own health care services. When you complete this stream you will have knowledge of the historical circumstances and policy regimes which have contributed to ongoing disadvantages experienced by Australian Indigenous people and communities, and will also engage with contemporary policy and socio-economic issues as they continue to impact on and affect Indigenous Australians. You will also acquire an appreciation of the importance of Australian Indigenous identity and of traditional life and customs which will equip them to work respectfully and inclusively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. Finally, you will understand and apply appropriate terminology when referring to or interacting with Indigenous Australians.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
INDG11006 Education and Learning: Colonisation and Decolonisation in the Cultural Interface
INDG11013 First Nation and Non-Indigenous History: The Interface
ALLH11010 Skills for Allied Health Assistants
INDG19015 Aboriginal Cultures and Country
INDG19016 Contemporary Indigenous Issues
ALLH13009 Work-Integrated Learning for Health Professionals