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RH1004 - Allied Health Professionals in the Health Environment

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

Enrolment in this subject is for students enrolled in the occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech pathology degrees and the diploma of health science.

The subject aims to introduce students to the modern health care environment and begin to equip students with skills and knowledge they will utilise in clinical placements and future clinical practice. Professionalism and professional behaviour will be examined and discussed specifically with regard to the Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology and Physiotherapy professions. Students will learn skills which are fundamental to successful and safe practice across a range of health settings.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate understanding of professional identity, professional roles and appropriate professional behaviour which will be required of the student in clinical experiences and future clinical practice;
  • demonstrate an awareness of issues related to and methods to ensure personal safety, ethical standards and effective clinical relationships are maintained in the health care setting, including considerations for practice in a cross- cultural environment;
  • demonstrate the requisite practical skills in the areas of infection control procedures and basic clinical observations;
  • students will develop an understanding of safe patient handling practices.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively.

Availabilities

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>, Dr Susan Gordon.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 13 weeks x 2 hours/week
  • 24 hours workshops/Seminars - 12 wks x 2 hours/week (weeks 1 to 12)
Assessment: end of semester exam (65%); presentations (15%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: To pass this subject students must pass the final exam (obtain 50% or more). Students must demonstrate competence in manual handling, infection control, measurement of vital signs and measurement and prescription of mobility aids. These are hurdle requirements to pass this subject (ie assessed as Pass / Fail). Students may be offered an opportunity to resit the competency assessment at the discretion of the Subject Co-ordinator.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Face to face teaching (Wednesday of week 13 (23/5/2012))
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>, Dr Susan Gordon.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 13 wks x 2 hrs per week
  • 24 hours workshops/Seminars - 12 wks x 2 hrs per week (weeks 1 to 12)
Assessment: end of semester exam (65%); presentations (15%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: To pass this subject students must pass the final exam (obtain 50% or more). Students must demonstrate competence in manual handling, infection control, measurement of vital signs and measurement and prescription of mobility aids. These are hurdle requirements to pass this subject (ie assessed as Pass / Fail). Students may be offered an opportunity to resit the competency assessment at the discretion of the Subject Co-ordinator.
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.