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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

Intermediate

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: Health Practice in a global contexts and in the rural context
Topic 2: Intercultural competence
Topic 3: Bilingualism
Topic 4: Valid assessment processes – Issues in assessment
Topic 5: Valid assessment processes – Developing culturally appropriate assessment plans
Topic 6: Intervention across the Lifespan – Considerations in providing culturally appropriate intervention practices, family centred approaches
Topic 7: Intervention across the lifespan – School aged
Topic 8: Intervention across the lifespan – Adults
Topic 9: Equity and access in rural and diverse communities and associated challenges
Topic 10: Alternative models of care – public health and community based approaches
Topic 11: Alternative models of care – Tele-health options for rural and remote populations, Models of care - Inter-professional health practice
Topic 12: Profession specific practice issues – Resources, Ethical Practice

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.

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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.