ALLH11001 - Introduction to Allied Health Practice
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to define the role of the allied health professional and their practice contexts. Additionally, this unit will provide students with foundation knowledge about the impact of living with an illness, injury or disability as it relates to physical, emotional and social functioning. Students will learn about the pragmatic and emotional adaptation processes involved. Students will be introduced to the use of an internationally accepted health care model which facilitates participation in wider society. Students will learn principles underlying effective communication skills required in a health care setting.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

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).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Distance
  • Rockhampton
  • Sydney

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

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.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 40%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Examination 40%

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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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.

Feedback Source Recommendation
The deadline for online posts was not always clear Student feedback on 'Have your Say' The deadline for each online post will be included in the forum heading.
There was too much material to cover in the course Student feedback on 'Have your Say' and student emails All course material and the course schedule will be reviewed.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Define the varied roles, characteristics and scope of practice of a 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. Understand the relevant legal and ethical framework that support safe practice.

Not applicable

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment  
3 - 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  
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
1 - Written Assessment  
2 - Written Assessment  
3 - Examination      

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorJulie Mann (j.mann@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Introduction to allied health practice and health care frameworks

Shut Out: The experiences of people with disabilities and their families in Australia (2014)

Week 2 13-03-2017

Allied health practice contexts and professional characteristics

Freeman & Rogers (2010)

Allied Health Professions Australia website

Week 3 20-03-2017

ICF - Functional impacts

Queensland Government ‘A Way with Words’ (2012)

Young (2014) (audiovisual)

Week 4 27-03-2017

ICF - Emotional impacts

Jones & Creedy (2012)

Transitions in Chronic Illness

Ames (2014) (audiovisual)

Week 5 03-04-2017

ICF - Social impacts

Access Economics (2010)

Caring Stories (2013)

Written Assessment Due Friday (07 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Health and practice in rural and remote contexts

Thomas & Clark (2007)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Week 7 24-04-2017

Cultural diversity in practice and the workplace

Multicultural Clinical Support Resource

Hampton & Toombs (2013)

Week 8 01-05-2017

Communication in allied health practice

Bolstad (2011)

Ajjawi, Higgs & McAllister (2008)

Pistorius (2015) (audiovisual)

Week 9 08-05-2017

Team Work

Cioffie, Wilkes, Cummings, Warne & Harrison (2010)

Bonebright (2010)

Gawande (2012) (audiovisual)

Week 10 15-05-2017

Ethical practice and legislation in Australia

Savage (2011)

Week 11 22-05-2017

Unconscious Bias

Week 12 29-05-2017

Review

Review

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

The aim of this assessment is for you to consider and explore the barriers experienced by people with a disability in everyday situations. While physical barriers may seem to be the most obvious barriers, the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning (ICF) refers to contextual factors that create further barriers for people with disabilities. For this assessment you are required to discuss three different physical barriers that may be experienced by a person with a physical disability and how these physical barriers then flow on to create barriers in a personal context (for example, lack of wheelchair access to retail outlets may lead to social isolation and lack of independence).

Product

You are required to submit a paper outlining:

- A brief explanation of the ICF and how it relates to the experiences of people with a disability.

- Three physical barriers that may be experienced by a person with a physical disability.

- How these barriers are not only physical barriers but would also create personal barriers.

Wordage

Your paper will be approximately 1200 (+/- 10%)

Presentation

This assessment can be with an essay or a report. It will need to be referenced appropriately (APA style).

Assessment Due Date Week 5 Friday (07-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 7 Friday (28-Apr-2017)
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

Detailed description of the International Classification of Functioning.

Description of three physical barriers that may be experienced by people with a disability.

Analysis of contextual factors that may create barriers for a person with a disability.

Spelling and grammar (Macquarie).

Appropriate referencing (APA).

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Define the varied roles, characteristics and scope of practice of a 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. Understand the relevant legal and ethical framework that support safe practice.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

This assessment consists of two questions that will be responded to in discussion forums on the course website. The questions will encourage you to develop foundational knowledge and skills, and demonstrate an understanding of the information presented. This will provide you with an opportunity for ongoing engagement with the course and demonstrate that you possess knowledge of the topics presented.

Product

In weeks 4, 6, 8 and 10 there will be a question posted to the course website, you are required to respond to TWO of these questions as an online post. Each question will be 'open' for TWO WEEKS at the end of the two week period the question will 'close' and no further submissions will be accepted.

You are expected to demonstrate that you have read wider than the course materials and cite from a range of books and articles.

Each post is worth a total of 10%.

Presentation

Formal online posts are considered academic pieces of work and as such should follow normal academic conventions with regard to presentation. Posts must contain in-text citations and a reference list.

Assessment Due Date Ongoing
Return Date to Students Ongoing
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Marking rubrics will be available for each individual question will be made available on the course website.

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Define the varied roles, characteristics and scope of practice of a health professional.

3. Use the International Classification of Function to describe the lived experience of a person with a disability, illness or injury.

4. Understand the relevant legal and ethical framework that support safe practice.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 40%
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
No Calculators Permitted
Closed Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Define the varied roles, characteristics and scope of practice of a 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. Understand the relevant legal and ethical framework that support safe practice.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice


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