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CB70 - Associate Degree of Allied Health

Overview

Compulsory Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend a compulsory Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

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.

Career Information

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.

Course Details
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

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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Entry Scores
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Entry Requirements

The Associate Degree of Allied Health is an exit award only from the Bachelor of Allied Heath (CB66 Course)

Security Requirements
As a part of this course, students will undertake work integrated learning. To participate in work integrated learning, students may require the following: - Student Deed Poll - Working with Children Card - Criminal Police Check 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.
Health Requirements
As a part of this course, students will undertake work integrated learning. To participate in work integrated learning, students may require the following vaccinations: - Hepatitis B - Measles, Mumps and Rubella - DTpa (Whooping Cough) - Varicella (Chicken Pox) - Tuberculosis Screening 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). Some students may also be required to hold a current First Aid / CPR certificate. For additional information, please refer to the CQUniversity Handbook.
Assumed Knowledge

N/A

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation

Not applicable as this course is not externally accredited.

Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

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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Practicum/Work Placement

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.

Predicted Enrolments

Year Number of Students
First Year 1
Second year 1
Third Year 1
Inherent Requirements
There are currently no inherent requirements associated with this course.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Describe the contemporary health care systems and multi-cultural and societal factors that underpin Allied Health practice
  • 2. Identify differences between normal functioning of the human body and the pathology of disorders and disease processes
  • 3. Explain the role of Health professionals in the health care continuum
  • 4. Apply principles of evidence-based practice to Allied Health care
  • 5. Discuss ethical issues that may arise when working within an Allied Health environment
  • 6. Employ effective communication skills across diverse audiences
  • 7. Demonstrate the practical skills of an emerging Health professional in a broad range of multi-disciplinary environments.
  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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
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.

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

AND 2 other university undergraduate units providing 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
MBIO12013 Microbiology for Health Care
HLTH12028 Health Promotion Strategies
BIOH12008 Human Pathophysiology
NUTR12001 Human Nutrition
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.