Special Topics in Health Sciences

Course code HLSC4020
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

The advanced theoretical or skill based study of selected topics relevant to various Health Science disciplines. Students elect two modules from those offered within this course. Participation in some modules may be mandated by program enrolment. Students may choose any two modules on offer except where restricted by program enrolment.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a deep understanding of advanced theoretical concepts and principles of specialised, relevant, professional topics;

2. Appropriately select and correctly demonstrate advanced practical and / or cognitive skills of two specialised topics relevant to professional healthcare practice;

3. Competently apply and integrate advanced specialised knowledge and skills with existing professional practices and clinical reasoning;

4. Demonstrate professional attitudes appropriate for a beginning healthcare practitioner;

5. Effectively collaborate with peers in learning and assessment activities;

6. Effectively disseminate information in professional forums.

Content

This will depend on the particular health science underpinning each module including the expertise of module co-ordinators and individual academic staff members teaching within each module.

  1. Advanced medical imaging
  2. Eating Disorders (restricted to BND students)
  3. Anthropometry
  4. Baby Steps: Practical clinical reasoning in Paediatric Physiotherapy (restricted to B Physiotherapy students)

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) programs.

Assumed Knowledge

Have completed three years (240 units) within a School of Health Sciences program.

Assessment Items

Quiz: Advanced Imaging module - Progressive online quizzes

Written Assignment: Anthropometry module

Written Assignment: Eating Disorders

Presentation: Paediatrics Module

Contact Hours

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students are expected to spend on average 120-140 hours of effort or total load (contact and non-contact including assessment) per 10 unit course. Each module will be equivalent to 5 units of load /5 hours per week self directed learning.