ALLH11001 - Introduction to Allied Health Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

On successful completion of this unit you will be able to define the role of an Allied Health professional, and outline the importance of Allied Health professionals in delivering primary health care within Australia. This unit will outline the health status of various Australian populations, provide you with foundation knowledge about the health care services and insurance schemes available, and bring awareness to the biopsychosocial impacts of living with an illness, injury or disability. In this regard, you will gain an introductory skillset in the use of The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, applying this classification to various case studies across the semester.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2023

Term 1 - 2024 Profile
Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Case Study 40%
2. Presentation 40%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 20%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2023 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 93.33% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 35.71% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation
Feedback
Students liked how the "lectorials" were arranged to consolidate learning with an activity immediately after each small video.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the format of lectorials remain consistent, with each video recording followed by an activity to consolidate learning.
Action Taken
In 2023, the format of lectorials remained consistent with prior offerings, with each video recording followed by an activity to consolidate learning.
Source: Student emails
Feedback
Students commented that the detailed feedback provided on written assessment tasks was constructive and could be applied to future assessment tasks.
Recommendation
It is recommended that detailed written feedback be provided on written assessments, so that students can best learn from assessment tasks.
Action Taken
Detailed written feedback was again provided on all written assessments, to ensure students learnt from this feedback. Unit evaluation data shows students were satisfied with the feedback provided in this unit.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation
Feedback
Students felt that there were few examples specific to psychology, compared to other allied health disciplines.
Recommendation
Although this unit is not a core unit for CC43 Psychological Science, it is recommended that more examples specific to psychology be incorporated into this unit to be as inclusive as possible in future offerings.
Action Taken
In 2023, additional examples relevant to CC43 Psychological Science were provided in recorded material and in tutorials. Further, the Head of Course for CC43 spoke to the cohort at the student information session held within tutorial time.
Source: Student emails
Feedback
Students appreciated individualised email contact, and as a result, the open communication between students and unit coordinator.
Recommendation
It is recommended that this unit continue to make fortnightly contact with students to facilitate communication between students and teaching staff.
Action Taken
Individualised fortnightly contact with students was continued in 2023, to facilitate open communication between students and teaching staff.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation (SUTE).
Feedback
Students appreciated the introduction to various allied health disciplines, but further exploration of other disciplines would be beneficial for interdisciplinary learning.
Recommendation
It is recommended that exploration of other allied health disciplines be introduced to expand student's knowledge of the allied health landscape.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation (SUTE).
Feedback
Students appreciate the clear, written feedback on their assessment tasks.
Recommendation
It is recommended that clear, written feedback continue to be provided on the submitted document, to allow students the best opportunity to learn from feedback.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Define the varied roles, characteristics and scope of practice of Allied Health professionals in Australia
  2. Describe the communication skills required to promote client-centred and culturally sensitive interaction in a health care setting
  3. Use The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health to describe the lived experience of a person with a disability, injury or illness
  4. Explain the relevant legal and ethical framework that support safe health care practice
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental allied health concepts.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Case Study
2 - Presentation
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10