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 1 - 2021

Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2022 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 50%
2. Presentation 50%
3. Electronic Focused Interactive Learning (eFIL) 0%

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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 52.54% 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 'Have your Say' survey
Feedback
The tutorials with guest speakers and specifically selected TED talks are interesting and insightful, and complement the unit material.
Recommendation
It is recommended that this unit continues to utilise guest speakers from industry. This exposure provides great insight to the demand and tasks of each of the allied health disciplines in these areas. It is also recommended that a variety of supplementary media and resources are used to cater for students with different learning preferences.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student 'Have your Say' survey
Feedback
The written assignment is enlightening for students, allowing investigation of how varying allied health professions can assist vulnerable people/populations in Australia.
Recommendation
It is recommended that this unit, as a first-year unit to a variety of allied health disciplines, continues to implement authentic assessment that provides opportunities for students to explore their allied health disciplines early in their studies, as well as investigate the importance and application of inter-disciplinary practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Heads of Courses emails
Feedback
The collegial and transparent approach to content and assessment development in this unit is valued by Heads of Courses from Allied Health disciplines that take this unit
Recommendation
It is recommended that Heads of Courses from the Allied Health disciplines that take this unit continue to be consulted on significant changes to assessment and content, to ensure this unit remains pertinent to every Allied Health discipline.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student emails
Feedback
The detailed feedback on assessment tasks and personalised emails to students assist in consolidating learning and improving student engagement.
Recommendation
It is recommended that detailed feedback continue to be provided on written assessment tasks, and student support via personalised communications continue as students find these aspects beneficial to their learning and unit engagement.
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 - Electronic Focused Interactive Learning (eFIL)
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
1 - Case Study
2 - Presentation
3 - Electronic Focused Interactive Learning (eFIL)