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CB70 - Associate Degree of Health Science (Allied Health)


Compulsory Residential School

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Course Overview

The Associate Degree of Health Science (Allied Health) program is an exit award for the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health). The program provides students with a broad range of skills and knowledge suitable for employment in the health sector, or to use as the basis for further study in specialised health professions such as physiotherapy, podiatry, occupational therapy, speech pathology or paramedic science. 

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) ADHSc
AQF Level Level 6: Associate Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
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Entry Requirements

The Associate Degree Health Science (Allied Health) is an exit award only.

Security Requirements
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Health Requirements
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Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School Students studying via distance education will be required to attend compulsory residential schools for some courses.
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Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

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. Identify contemporary health care systems and the multi-cultural and societal factors underpinning modern practice.
  • 2. Outline human body systems, disease processes and the role of allied health practitioners in the health care continuum.
  • 3. Demonstrate contemporary allied health paraprofessional skills and their application in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • 4. Employ effective communication skills across diverse audiences.
  • 5. Apply the best available evidence from a range of sources relevant to allied health care to ensure optimum client care.
  • 6. Engage in professional skills such as, team work, ethical and reflective practice and a commitment to ongoing professional development.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
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

Students must complete a total of 12 core courses and four electives. 



Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ALLH11001 Introduction to Allied Health Practice
ALLH11005 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 1
ALLH11006 Life Course Development for Health Professionals
ALLH11004 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 2
ALLH12007 Research Methods for Health Professionals
PSYC11010 Fundamentals of Psychology



Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
OCCT11002 Introduction to Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice
PODI12006 Fundamentals of Pre-Clinical Podiatry Practice
PSIO11004 Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 1
SPCH11001 Introduction to Communication and Swallowing Disorders
HLTH11027 Foundations of Health
HRMT11010 Organisational Behaviour
INDG11013 First Nation and Non-Indigenous History: The Interface
OCCT11001 Introduction to Activity and Occupation
PSIO11003 Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 2
PSYC11009 Social Foundations of Psychology
OCHS11025 Health and Safety Risk Management

OR 2 other university undergraduate course providing pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements are met.




Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ALLH12006 Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals
MBIO12013 Microbiology for Health Care
SOCL19070 Health and Medical Sociology
BIOH12008 Human Pathophysiology
HLTH12028 Health Promotion Strategies
MGMT11109 Introduction to Business

AND 2 other university undergraduate courses providing pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements are met.

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