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ALLH13008 - Rural & Remote Allied Health Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This course will provide students with an overview of rural Australia including its economic, environmental, geographic and cultural influences. The health status of non-metropolitan Australian will be explored along with service delivery issues in this context. Specific details regarding indigenous Australians health will also be outlined. Students will gain an understanding the role of health professionals working in rural and remote areas of Australia and the current issues which they face. Different generic service delivery models will be explored through rural case studies. Additionally this course will link students with practising rural therapist via video conferencing or telehealth.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
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 - 2014

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 1 - 2014

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. Presentation 25%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Written Assessment 45%

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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Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse the health status of rural and remote Australians.
  2. Explore the factors that influence the health and health care provision of non-metropolitan Australians.
  3. Describe the health issues experienced by indigenous Australia living in rural and remote communities.
  4. Outline the rewards and challenges (including recruitment and retention) experienced by health care professionals working in rural and remote areas.
  5. Compare and contrast the various health serviced delivery models used in rural and remote communities including indigenous communities.
  6. Outline the role of the health professional working in rural and remote Australia.
  7. Explain the emergence of technology and its role in communication in rural and remote practice.
  8. Critique the interdisciplinary role of health professionals in rural and remote Australia.

Per NPC1300

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Presentation
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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 - Presentation
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment