In this course, you will further develop your skills to work as an Allied Health Assistant. You will undertake 80 hours of placement where you will be introduced to working with a broader range of allied health professionals, learn how to implement group programs, practice professional communication skills and teamwork. Prior to this placement you will learn about safe practice in manual handling and the use of assistive equipment.
|Learning materials – Learning materials||1hr||Refer to Format||3 times|
|Placement – Community Based Learning (CBL) learning experiences based in community organisation. Not timetabled, each student to schedule to fit their timetable.||80hrs||Week 1||Once Only|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Daily intensive 4 hour workshops during Orientation||20hrs||Orientation week||Once Only|
|Tutorial/Workshop 2 – Daily Intensive 2 hour workshops during Semester 2 break||10hrs||Refer to Format||Once Only|
Who’s in your team
Practice context and populations
Reflective Practice – Reflecting in action
Communicating with your clients
Manual Handling principles
Introduction to Equipment
Set up and maintenance of equipment
Communicating with others in your team
Communication for groups
Group dynamics and managing a group
Deliver and monitor group session
Reflection on action
100 Level (Introductory)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Communicate using written and verbal skills to effectively collaborate with clients and health professionals.||Engaged|
|2||Demonstrate knowledge of the allied health professions, practice contexts and population demographics which allied health assistants may work with.||Knowledgeable|
|3||Apply safe manual handling principles and techniques when working with clients.||Empowered|
|4||Demonstrate group processes and reflective practice in facilitating a therapy group.||Engaged|
Refer to the USC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
Limited Grading (PNP)
In the intensive during O week you will recieve feedback on key threshold concepts.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Refer to Format||In Class|
|Refer to Format||Online Test (Quiz)|
|Exam Period||In Class|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Manual Handling|
To demonstrate infection control practices and safe manual handling techniques and principles, including set up and use of equipment.
Face to face demonstration of competency during an intensive learning week which is held in O-Week of Semester 2.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Quiz|
To demonstrate your understanding of the foundational concepts and knowledge as presented in the intensive workshops and learning materials related to allied health professions. This will help to prepare you for your placement component.
Online Blackboard Quiz in a second intensive learning week in the middle of Semester 2 during the semester break.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Group Processes|
Demonstrate the ability to facilitate a group using effective group processes
In class presentation
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||Karen Sladyk||2014||Ryan's Occupational Therapy Assistant||5th||Slack|
|Recommended||Mary Beth Early||2012||Physical Dysfunction Practice Skills for the Occupational Therapy Assistant||3rd||Mosby|
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