This course is designed especially for health science students, and focuses on three main themes:
Academic preparation topics; where students will examine a range of issues related to their transition to university learning and engagement and those academic skills associated with academic success, and the associated policies and procedures in relation to academic responsibility and conduct.
Fitness to practice topics; where students will look at the national framework for the recognition and maintenance of qualifications and registration, as well as a range of issues related to safe, effective and ethical professional practice.
Core health science topics; where students will examine a range of foundation health and cultural issues that impact on all health professional education.
Availability2017 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2017
- Semester 1 - 2017
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Engage with the teaching, learning and assessment environment that they will engage in at university, and recognise the services that are available to support their transition to university and their academic and personal development and support
2. Recognise how to ensure the academic integrity of their actions in learning and work submitted for assessment
3. Engage with the library resources that are available to manage and compile scholarly resources including reference lists and bibliographies, and demonstrate the use of the Endnote program
4. Identify key components of academic writing, and recognise the significance of evaluative/critical thinking when undertaking an assessment task, and demonstrate use of the Turnitin program
5. Describe the national regulation of the health professions, the requirements that students and practitioners must meet to maintain their registration, and the concept of continual professional development leading to ongoing registration
6. Describe health law and ethics as it relates to practitioner/patient/client/consumer rights, and the implementation of safe ethical and legal practice
7. Describe the extent of workplace hazards and their associated risks, and demonstrate a range of safe manual handling procedures and the correct techniques of hand washing, that will protect both patients and students in the workplace
8. Describe the principles underlying effective communication skills in health care settings
9. Describe the basic health concepts of aetiology and epidemiology, variation in the provision of health services between metropolitan and regional/rural areas, and the national priorities for the provision of health services
10. Describe the concepts of life and death, health and illness, quality of life, function and dysfunction, and the major health challenges facing Australia
11. Recognise the role of evidence based practice in health care and academic decision making and describe how research can inform practice and the collection of accurate evidence
12. Recognise the differences in health outcomes and the provision of health services to Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and diverse populations
- The policies and procedures in relation to student learning, engagement, and conduct
- Processes to ensure Academic Integrity in learning and assessment
- Library skills, Infoskills, Referencing skills, Endnote program
- Academic Writing, Turnitin program
FITNESS TO PRACTICE
- National standards for safe and accredited practice
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Health Law and Ethics
- Communication skills
Core Health Science topics
- Concepts and terms associated with health practice and research, quality and quantity of life
- Evidence based health practice and introduction to research
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, cross cultural health
This course is only available to students enrolled in the B MRS (all programs), B Podiatry, B Physiotherapy(Hons), B Occ Th (Hons), B Nutrition & Dietetics(Hons), B Oral Health Therapy and B MRS (Honours) (all programs).
Enrolment at Callaghan is restricted to students enrolled in Callaghan based School of Health Sciences programs (Physiotherapy (Honours), MRS (Honours), MRS, OT (Honours), N and D (Honours) due to limitations on timetable, lab equipment, space and teaching staff. Enrolment at Ourimbah is restricted to students enrolled in Ourimbah based School of Health Science programs (Oral Health, Oral Health Therapy, Podiatry) due to limitations on timetable, lab equipment, space and teaching staff.
Essay: Essay *
Online Learning Activity: Academic Integrity On-line Module *
Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Exercise *
Quiz: Online quizzes
Formal Examination: Formal examination *
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
General Course Requirements:
- Laboratory: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - In order to participate in this course students must complete a compulsory safety induction.
Course Assessment Requirements:
- Formal Examination: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
- Online Learning Activity: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must complete the UON AIM to pass the course
- Essay: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
- Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
- Essay: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course.
Callaghan and Ourimbah
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Term
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
Self-Directed 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
Self Directed Learning involves students being required to perform an Online Activity for 1 hour per week for 12 weeks.