CB66 Bachelor of Allied Health

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors

Core Structure

Number of units: 16 Total credit points: 96

Recommended Allied Health MINORS for all other (non-CB66) students:

Allied Health:

  1. ALLH11001 Introduction to Allied Health
  2. HLHT12028 Health Promotion Strategies
  3. ALLH13011 Rural and Remote Practice for Allied Health Professionals
  4. HLTH13035 Health in all Policy

Research for Health:

  1. ALLH11009 Research Methods for Health Professionals
  2. ALLH12006 Evidence-Based Practice for Health Professionals
  3. ALLH14002 Research Project for Health Professionals 1 
  4. ALLH14001 Research Project for Health Professionals 2

Recommended Allied Health MAJOR for all other (non-CB66) students:

  1. ALLH11001 Introduction to Allied Health
  2. ALLH11009 Research Methods for Health Professionals
  3. ALLH12006 Evidence-Based Practice for Health Professionals
  4. HLHT12028 Health Promotion Strategies
  5. ALLH13011 Rural and Remote Practice for Allied Health Professionals
  6. HLTH13035 Health in all Policy
  7. ALLH14002 Research Project for Health Professionals 1
  8. ALLH14001 Research Project for Health Professionals 2

ALL students must accumulate a total of 144 credit points.

These credit points will be broken down into eight (8) core units, eight (8) discipline units and eight (8) breadth / extension units.

Students wishing to gain the vocational award of Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance at the end of year 1, are advised to complete ALLH11010 Skills for Allied Health Assistants in Term 3. By doing this, students will also reduce their year 2 study workload.

YEAR 1

All students are required to complete six (6) compulsory core units in Year 1.

Students are then required to choose two (2) units from their selected minor/s or major to complete their first year of study, provided eligibility and requisite requirements are met.

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

YEAR 2

All students are required to complete four (4) compulsory core units in Year 2.

Students are then required to choose four (4) units from their selected minor/s or major to complete their second year of study, provided eligibility and requisite requirements are met.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ALLH12006 Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals
ALLH11010 Skills for Allied Health Assistants
SOCL11060 Being Bad
MPAT12001 Medical Pathophysiology

YEAR 3

All students are required to complete six (6) compulsory core units in Year 3.

Students are then required to choose two (2) units from their selected minor/s or major to complete their third year of study, provided eligibility and requisite requirements are met.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BMSC13010 Pharmacology
ALLH14002 Research Project for Health Professionals 1
ALLH13011 Rural and Remote Practice for Health Professionals
ALLH14001 Research Project for Health Professionals 2
ALLH13009 Work-Integrated Learning for Health Professionals
MBIO12013 Microbiology for Health Care

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

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. In this minor, you will engage with colonialism taking you into the national context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and perspectives in interface with non-Indigenous power and authority. You are enabled to make connections to the international global and colonial context. You will develop skill sets to critically investigate, argue and interpret issues around identity, nationalism and power, and to question issues and approaches that purport to be about ‘reconciliation’. You develop into a critical and ethical thinker enabled to be a transformative citizen skilled in the struggle for social justice.

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
INDG19015 Aboriginal Cultures and Country
INDG11015 Contemporary Indigenous Issues

Allied Health Liberal Studies Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Students are required to complete four (4) elective units from any of the CB66 Minors, provided eligibility and requisite requirements are met.

Community and Public Health Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

The health landscape in Australia is changing rapidly and it is vital that health professions and policies adapt to meet the changing needs of our population. This requires a specialised combination of skills and knowledge to achieve system-wide change. Within this minor, you will learn about current and future health challenges in our population and develop skills in identifying needs and populations at risk, changing systems to improve health, advocating for disadvantaged groups and contributing to healthy public policy.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HLTH11027 Foundations of Health
HLTH12032 Community Assets and Needs Assessment
PBHL11002 Public Health and Chronic Disease
HLTH13035 Health in all Policies

Introduction to Occupational Therapy Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

This minor is designed to introduce you to the profession of occupational therapy, including occupational, biomedical, and social foundations. Occupational therapists support people of all ages, and their families, to engage in their desired and required occupations and activities of daily life, optimising physical and mental health and wellbeing. During this minor you will be introduced to: the scope of contemporary occupational therapy practice; the history of occupational therapy; occupational therapy theories and models; foundational professional skills, including interviewing; how personal, environmental, and occupational factors can represent strengths and barriers to occupational engagement; and the support occupational therapists provide to people to achieve their goals. This minor is subject to quota availability.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
OCCT11002 Introduction to Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice
OCCT11001 Introduction to Activity and Occupation
BMSC12007 Neurological Physiology & Measurement
HLTH13035 Health in all Policies

Introduction to Physiotherapy Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Physiotherapy is an exciting and rewarding allied health profession that has employment opportunities in hospital, community, sports and occupational settings. Physiotherapists work collaboratively with other health care providers to improve the quality of life for individuals with health and/or movement disorders. In this minor, you will develop an understanding of the ethical, legal and professional frameworks that underpin physiotherapy practice, including evidence-based and inter-professional healthcare. You will acquire basic knowledge and skills in the assessment of posture and movement, and the safe use of therapeutic massage, manual handling, and mobility aids in the context of physiotherapy practice. You will also be introduced to the physiological and biochemical determinants of exercise performance, and develop basic skills in the assessment and prescription of exercise for healthy individuals. This minor is subject to quota availability.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSIO11003 Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 2
PSIO11004 Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 1
ESSC12001 Exercise and Sport Physiology
HLTH13035 Health in all Policies

Introduction to Speech Pathology Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Speech pathology is an exciting field that helps people overcome communication difficulties that prevent them from fully engaging with people around them. In this minor, you will develop an understanding and appreciation of how communication disorders across the lifespan create barriers to participation in community, education and employment. Strategies to facilitate development of language in children and improved understanding and use of language to promote better health outcomes will also be explored. This minor is subject to quota availability.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SPCH11001 Introduction to Communication and Swallowing Disorders
SPCH12006 Linguistics
SPCH12002 Communication Development and Disorders in Early Childhood
HLTH13035 Health in all Policies

Psychology for Health Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

In this minor, you will explore the intimate relationship between psychology and health. You will examine the social protective factors of community connectedness and how they relate to health behaviours. There is a focus in this minor on identifying key social innovation concepts and applying theory to real-world situations where you will focus on best practice strategies. This includes brief individual interventions to the development of national health promotion policy and applying theoretical approaches to modify behaviours within a health context.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HLTH11027 Foundations of Health
HLTH12028 Health Promotion Strategies
PSYC11008 Biological Foundations of Psychology
PSYC13022 Learning & Behaviour Modification