Special Topics in Health Sciences

Course code HLSC4020Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAs a result of successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
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.
ContentThis 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)
Replacing Course(s)PHTY4020 and NUDI4260
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeHave completed three years (240 units) within a School of Health Sciences program.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Email Discussion Group
Individual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Each module will be separately assessed using a variety of assessments
Each module is 50%. Students complete two module assessment items
Other: (please specify)Advanced Imaging module:
Progressive online quizzes
Assignment - due week 13
Other: (please specify)Anthropometry module:
1. Practical report - due one week after practical session
2. Assignment - due end week 10
Other: (please specify)Paediatrics Module:
Contribution to online discussion
Oral/Video Presentation
Other: (please specify)Eating Disorders:
Assignment 1 : Case Study 1500 words
Assignment 2 : Prevention of Eating Disorders
Returnable Assignment : 500 words
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolled in a School of Health Sciences Program
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HLSC4020