ALLH13011 - Rural and Remote Practice for Health Professionals

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will develop a broad understanding of rural and remote health, and the role that health professionals play within this context. You will identify and evaluate current issues and priorities for rural and remote health from a range of stakeholder perspectives. You will develop an applied project that requires you to further exercise your critical thinking and problem-solving skills to generate new and innovative solutions to current rural and remote inequities. Finally, you will communicate your project findings to a broad allied health community via an allied health online forum/conference.

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

Students must have successfully completed 48 credit points of study

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 - 2022

Term 1 - 2023 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. Project (applied) 40%
3. Presentation 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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 86.21% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 34.12% 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' survey
Feedback
The format of content delivery, and thorough content analysis and discussion enhanced learning in this unit.
Recommendation
It is recommended that this unit continue to utilise multiple short lectorial videos in place of larger lecture videos. Furthermore, it is recommended that discussion questions continue to be utilised in the tutorial setting to prompt and stimulate discussion and informed debate between students and tutors.
Action Taken
This unit continued to utilise multiple short lectorial videos, with interactive activities immediately following, to consolidate learning. Discussion questions continued to be used in tutorials, although poor attendance to tutorials precluded significant discussion.
Source: Student email
Feedback
Regular communication through a variety of forums including biweekly email and weekly Moodle forum posts to students allow clear and effective communication and ability to have questions answered promptly.
Recommendation
It is recommended that this unit continue to employ a variety of communication strategies to engage with students and allow free-flowing communication.
Action Taken
This unit continued to employ a variety of communication strategies, namely fortnightly emails, and weekly Moodle posts to all students.
Source: 'Have your Say' survey
Feedback
Guest speakers were insightful, however a further range of guest speakers could be utilised to provide insight from professionals working in practice within culturally diverse rural communities.
Recommendation
It is recommended that this unit continue to utilise guest speakers in the tutorial setting. Furthermore, it is recommend that further guest speakers from industry be engaged within this unit to provide insight to their experiences in a range of rural health environments.
Action Taken
This unit continued to utilise guest speakers in the tutorial setting. More guest speakers were engaged in 2022.
Source: Emails
Feedback
Regular communication through both Moodle and email result in effective communication between students and staff.
Recommendation
It is recommended that both Moodle and email contact with students continue to be made, to facilitate communication between students and the unit coordinator.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation
Feedback
The assessment tasks are somewhat repetitive, and task sheets could provide further information to better guide students.
Recommendation
It is recommended that assessment tasks are revised, so that repetition is avoided. It is also recommended the task sheets be more detailed to better guide students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation
Feedback
The use of interactive learning tools, including online interactive maps, allows exploration of real-world data and application of learnt concepts to real rural areas of Australia.
Recommendation
It is recommended that this unit continue to utilise online interactive tools, that allow students to explore data by region and community, to reinforce concepts learnt in this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Outline and explain the challenges associated with health in rural and remote communities
  2. Identify and evaluate current issues and priorities for rural and remote health
  3. Generate solutions for inequities within rural and remote healthcare exercising critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  4. Analyse the role of health professionals in rural and remote communities.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Project (applied)
3 - Presentation
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
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Project (applied)
3 - Presentation