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Gold Coast Session 2 Session 2

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Strengthens students' intercultural competence and global perspectives. Students explore ways to adapt profession specific assessment and intervention practices (and generic skills) for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) contexts. An additional aim is to enhance students' knowledge about factors that contribute to working effectively as health professionals in rural and remote settings.

Unit content

Topic 1: Equity and access in diverse communities and associated challenges
Topic 2: Intercultural competence
Topic 3: Global awareness
Topic 4: Valid assessment processes for bilingual, CALD and Aboriginal Australians.
Topic 5: Considerations in providing culturally appropriate intervention practices
Topic 6: Tailored intervention for individuals from LOTE (language other than English) backgrounds.
Topic 7: Alternative models of care
Topic 8: Tele-health options for rural and remote populations
Topic 9: Resources for working with clients from CALD backgrounds
Topic 10: Inter-professional health professional practice in CALD contexts
Topic 11: Inter-professional health professional practice in rural and remote contexts
Topic 12: Profession specific practice issues in CALD and rural and remote contexts

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.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 discuss challenges regarding the facilitation of equity and access in diverse communities
2 describe the notions of intercultural competence and global awareness and associated implications for health professional practice
3 explain considerations regarding valid assessment processes for bilingual, CALD and Aboriginal Australians
4 describe culturally appropriate intervention practices for bilingual, CALD and Aboriginal Australians
5 describe tele-health options for rural and remote populations
6 illustrate options regarding inter-professional health professional practice in CALD contexts
7 illustrate options regarding inter-professional health professional practice in rural and remote contexts.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss challenges regarding the facilitation of equity and access in diverse communities
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  2. describe the notions of intercultural competence and global awareness and associated implications for health professional practice
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  3. explain considerations regarding valid assessment processes for bilingual, CALD and Aboriginal Australians
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  4. describe culturally appropriate intervention practices for bilingual, CALD and Aboriginal Australians
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  5. describe tele-health options for rural and remote populations
    • GA2:
  6. illustrate options regarding inter-professional health professional practice in CALD contexts
    • GA2:
    • GA7:
  7. illustrate options regarding inter-professional health professional practice in rural and remote contexts.
    • GA2:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.