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 their scope of practice within the Australian healthcare system. Additionally, this unit will provide you with foundation knowledge about the impact of living with an illness, injury or disability as it relates to physical, emotional and social functioning. You will learn about the pragmatic and emotional adaptation processes involved, and be introduced to the use of an internationally accepted health care model which facilitates participation in wider society.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution 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 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 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. Written Assessment 40%
2. Examination 60%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 42.64% 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: Have Your Say feedback
Feedback
The 'real world' application of this unit made learning really enjoyable.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the application and integration of 'real world' scenarios continue to be a focus of this unit, as it allows students to see and appreciate the transferability of theory to practice within the Allied Health setting.
Action Taken
Real world scenarios continued to play an integral role in this unit and will continue to do so in the future.
Source: Student feedback Have Your Say feedback
Feedback
Assessment dates were unclear and confusing.
Recommendation
The due dates for the assessment items were unclear as they did not include a specific date or time, only a week. It is recommended that any further due dates include a specific due date, as well as a specific time. Eg - 15th December at 5.00pm AEST (Week 12).
Action Taken
The due dates for the assessment tasks were set and clearly communicated to students within the Unit Profile, Moodle Page and on the Assessment Task Sheet. Due date details included the actual date, as well as the week and time (AEST).
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
The weekly tutorials were helpful as they aligned with the weekly lecture.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the content of the weekly tutorials continue to align the content being delivered in the relevant weekly lectures, as this helps students to reinforce their knowledge and understanding of the content, whilst also allowing them to seek further clarification around the content in an open discussion environment. The weekly tutorials should also continue to include at least one 'real world' scenario, as this helps to further demonstrate the applicability and relevance of the content being delivered in this unit.
Action Taken
The weekly tutorials continued and aligned with the weekly lecture content. Tutorials were also modified to include real word scenarios through mini case studies.
Source: Have your Say
Feedback
The guest speakers were great, as they were able to provide insight into each of their specialisations.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the guest speakers continue to be involved in this unit and they they provide students with not only insight into their specialisation, but also how their specialisation contributes to multi-disciplinary Allied Health teams and practices.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your Say
Feedback
The assessment task needed to be returned to students much sooner than it was.
Recommendation
All assessment tasks should be returned to students within 2 weeks, in accordance with CQUniversity policy. It is recommended that the use of additional markers be explored for the future.
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 an Allied Health professional
  2. Describe the communication skills required to promote client-centred and culturally sensitive interaction in health care settings
  3. Use the International Classification of Function to describe the lived experience of a person with a disability, illness or injury
  4. Explain the relevant legal and ethical framework that support safe practice.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
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 - Written Assessment
2 - Examination