Unit aim

Provides student allied health practitioners with the opportunity to apply multi-modality techniques. The inter-professional practice context in which this practicum occurs allows students to demonstrate innovative practice.

Unit content

Theory and preclinical information on:

  1. Clinical treatment and planning intervention for paediatric and adult clients with a range of disorders and level of complexity
  2. Multimodality in assessment and intervention within different contexts
  3. Applying the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Framework and evidence-based practice in client management
  4. Designing information programs using technology
  5. Using technology and other resources for best practice

Supervised clinical experience in:

  1. Screening and assessing clients and taking baseline measurements
  2. Planning and implementing intervention programs with clients using a multimodal approach
  3. Measuring outcomes, reviewing programs and writing reports
  4. Identifying and applying effective discipline specific and inter-professional practice principles

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Higgs, J., Ajjawi, R., McAllister, L., Trede, F., and Loftus, S., 2012, Communicating in the health sciences, 3rd, Oxford University Press, Sydney. ISBN: 9780195579048.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 3 hours (Weeks 11, 12, 13)
Workshop on-site 1 hour (Weeks 11, 12, 13)
Community/Professional placement 8 hours (12 days over S2 & S3)
Structured online learning 3 hours (Across the session)
Assessment
Evidence Summary50%
Exam: viva50%
Clinical Skills - Podiatry Students (DOPS) Speech Pathology Students (COMPASS)SR
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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