This is the first of two placement units within your course. In this unit, you will be placed within diverse healthcare settings in the regional communities of Central Queensland and the Wide Bay. The placements are observational in nature, and will provide you with experiential learning opportunities that will enable you to connect with regional communities. You will gain insight into the diversity and complexity of healthcare delivery in a regional context. You will gain an appreciation of the need to adaptively respond to uncertainty in the healthcare environment. You will learn about communication and cultural awareness in healthcare settings and further develop your personal and professional attributes. You will apply reflective practice to support your ongoing coursework studies. Mandatory on-campus learning activities at the Rockhampton and Bundaberg campuses form a key aspect of this unit.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 3|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Enrolment in the CM17 Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine) course
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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
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).
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.
|1. Professional Practice Placement||0%|
|2. Reflective Practice Assignment||0%|
This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
No previous feedback available
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Reflective Practice Assignment||•||•|
|3 - Portfolio||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Communication||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Problem Solving||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•||•||•|
|5 - Team Work||•||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•|
|9 - Social Innovation||•||•|
|10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|