The Associate Degree of Allied Health is an exit award for the Bachelor of Allied Health. This course produces health professionals who have the fundamental knowledge, skills and necessary qualifications to make a difference within the wider community. Throughout this course you will develop your knowledge in a broad range of topics including anatomy and physiology, health psychology, population health and health promotion. This course will provide you with opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills in rich and authentic learning environments through laboratory activities, research projects and work-integrated learning where you will be engaged in genuine, real life professional experiences. You will also have the option to complete the vocational award of HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance, through successful completion of your first year of study as an embedded VET award. This vocational award enables entry to the allied health workforce as an Allied Health Assistant. This certificate, in conjunction with your associate degree, will ensure that you are well-placed to gain employment within the Allied Health workforce.
Graduates will be placed to fill roles within the Allied Health sector including health promotion, public health, health research and articulation into other health education courses. Students will also be well qualified to undertake assistance roles across the health and social care sectors.
|Duration||2 years full-time or 4 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||96|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Undergraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||ADAlliedHlth|
|AQF Level||Level 6: Associate Degree|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
The Associate Degree of Allied Health is an exit award only from the CB66 Bachelor of Allied Health.
As a part of this course, students will undertake work integrated learning. To participate in work integrated learning, students may require the following: -
Additional checks and documentation may also be required, depending on the type of placement site as different organisations / placement sites. For additional information, please refer to the CQUniversity Handbook.
As a part of this course, students will undertake work integrated learning. To participate in work integrated learning, students may require the following vaccinations:
Additional vaccinations may also be required. This will depend on the type of placement site and the site location, as different states have different vaccinations regulations and requirements. For instance, students who undertake placement in remote Australia may be require the Hepatitis A and Japanese encephalitis vaccination. Placement in Western Australia and Northern Territory require students also have the MRSA – Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus vaccination before commencing placement, and some states also require students to have the Influenza Vaccination (some states have this as a requirement and other states this is recommended but not mandatory).
Students may also be required to hold a current First Aid / CPR certificate. For additional information, please refer to the CQUniversity Handbook.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
Not applicable as this course is not externally accredited.
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Compulsory Residential School||All students will be required to attend a compulsory Residential School for ALLH11010 Skills for Allied Health Assistants. Further, some students may also be required to attend additional compulsory Residential Schools throughout their study if: - Students studying via distance education - Students who select elective units with a residential school component|
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|ALLH11010 - Students will be required to undertake 80 hours of professional placement in an Allied Health setting. During this placement, students will be required to undertake and perform duties typical of an individual seeking their vocational award of Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance. Whilst every effort will be made to arrange placement within the student's community, this is not guaranteed, which may mean that students are required to travel for their professional placement.|
|Year||Number of Students|
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5||6||7|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have broad theoretical and technical knowledge with some depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to identify, analyse and evaluate information and concepts from a range of sources|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative thinking skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge and ideas with some depth in a discipline|
|4. SKILLS Have cognitive, communication and analytical skills to interpret and transmit responses to sometimes complex problems|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to make a clear and coherent presentation of knowledge and ideas with some intellectual independence|
|6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in paraprofessional practice|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in a range of contexts and/or for further studies in one or more disciplines|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work and in collaboration with others within broad parameters|
|Number of units: 16||Total credit points: 96|
ALL students must accumulate a total of 96 credit points.
These credit points will be broken down into 13 core units and three (3) electives.
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.
All students are required to complete six (6) compulsory core units in Year 1.
Students are then required to choose two (2) elective units to complete their first year of study, provided eligibility and requisite requirements are met.
|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|
All students are required to complete seven (7) compulsory core units in Year 2.
Students are then required to choose one (1) elective unit to complete their second year of study, provided eligibility and requisite requirements are met.
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|ALLH12006||Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals|
|MBIO12013||Microbiology for Health Care|
|HLTH12028||Health Promotion Strategies|
|ALLH11010||Skills for Allied Health Assistants|