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. You may also be eligible to apply for the vocational award of Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance following successful completion of your first year of study (including one pre-determined elective unit that can be embedded into your study plan). 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 Bachelor of Allied Heath (CB66 Course)
|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||The following students may be required to attend compulsory Residential Schools throughout their study: - Students studying via distance education - Students who wish to apply for the vocational award of Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance|
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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 traditionally broken down into 12 core units and four electives.
Students are required to complete two (2) electives from any CQUniversity undergraduate units, provided eligibility, pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements are met.
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 intending to apply for admission into other Allied Health courses are advised to check the relevant course pathways for guidance when selecting electives.
|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|
AND 2 other university undergraduate units providing eligibility, pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements are met.
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|ALLH12006||Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals|
|SOCL19065||Rural Communities and Health|
|MBIO12013||Microbiology for Health Care|
|HLTH12028||Health Promotion Strategies|