Course Title: Human Movement Field Experience

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Human Movement Field Experience

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH2115

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

OHTH2115

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Lyndell Bruce

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7349

Course Coordinator Email: lyndell.bruce@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 203.03.09

Course Coordinator Availability: By email appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced Pre-requisites:  

You must have a current first aid certificate with an expiry date no earlier than June 30th of the following year.

You must have successfully passed 4 of the following 5 courses:

  • OHTH2107 Motor Skill Learning and Performance
  • OHTH2106 Biomechanics 1
  • BIOL1106 Exercise Physiology 2
  • OHTH2114 Exercise Prescription and Programming
  • OHTH2111 Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

Work Integrated Learning:

Students enrolled in this course will be required to undertake placement as part of the assessment of the course.  A number of requirements must be met by students to ensure eligibility for placement.  Further details on each of these are available in Part B of the Course Guide and on MyRMIT.

  • National Police check
  • Working with Children Check
  • First Aid Certificate

                                            

There is no flexibility with these requirements.  It is your responsibility to ensure THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE COMPLETED.  Any student who has not provided this information will not be able to attend placement and will receive a fail grade for the placement course.

 


Course Description

The aim of this course is to allow you an opportunity to experience future vocational possibilities through practical community placements. You will be encouraged to reflect on your knowledge and experiences and this will be fostered through keeping an ESSA log book and self-analysis. A resume and job application will encourage you to develop your writing and professional awareness. Professional practice provides you with an opportunity to observe practitioners in action and to learn in a practical "hands on" setting. You will have the opportunity to see how knowledge and skills acquired in lectures and tutorials/laboratories can be applied and also relate theoretical concepts and skills to situations in sport/exercise-related settings.

‘This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience’. A professional practice experience of 80 hours will be undertaken.

Work Integrated Learning:

Students enrolled in this course will be required to undertake placement as part of the assessment of the course.  A number of requirements must be met by students to ensure eligibility for placement. 

Students are responsible for any expenses associated to attending professional placement.  These costs may include, but are not limited to the following: uniform, police check application, first aid training, travel, accommodation and vaccinations.

Further details on each of these are available on MyRMIT.

Placement Agreements:

Placement agreements between RMIT and the placement organisation are in place.  Any information required by students contained in the agreement is available on MyRMIT or InPlace.

National Police check:

Students may be required to apply for a National Police Record Check at the request of the placement organisation prior to the commencement of placement. 

It is important to note that a disclosable outcome may prevent a student from accessing suitable, or any, professional placement(s) and may therefore be delayed or prevented from satisfactorily progressing through the program.

Working with Children Check:

A current Working with Children Card (WWCC) must be held by the student.  Students are required by law to list RMIT as an organisation with who you will be undertaking child related volunteer work.  Where a student receives a negative notice for their WWCC, the Placement Coordinator or WIL Coordinator will make contact with the relevant placement organisation to confirm eligibility to attend the placement.  A negative notice means you cannot engage in child-related work under any circumstance.  It is important to note that a negative notice may prevent a student from accessing suitable, or any, professional placement(s) and may therefore be delayed or prevented from satisfactorily progressing through the program.

Uniform:

Students are required to purchase and wear the uniform for Exercise & Sports Science.  The uniform must be worn at all times while on placement.

 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability you should contact the Program Coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit for further advice. Students need to be able to meet the inherent requirements of the program.

At any time prior to or during your placement if there are concerns raised related to your fitness to practice the WIL coordinator can request that you gain full medical clearance to continue your placement.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will provide the skills and knowledge for a range of accreditation standards required by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP296 Exercise and Sport Science:

  1. Apply knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts of Exercise and Sport Science.  Including the core areas of: Human Physiology, Anatomy, Functional Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor Learning and Control, Exercise Metabolism and Nutrition, and Psychology (PLO1).
  2. Communicate knowledge through a variety of modalities (PLO4)
  3. Contextualise discipline knowledge to performance sports and/or health, disease and aging (PLO7).
  4. Knowledge and ability to work within the legal, ethical, practice and safety codes of the profession (PLO8).

 


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Prepare suitable applications for employment positions in a relevant field
  2. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills and be able to resolve conflict situations.
  3. Identify the skill set that you currently have, how it can be used ‘hands on” to reflect best practice and where you need to improve in the future.


Overview of Learning Activities

Through structured sessions as well as a professional placement/s you will explore concepts related to employment opportunities in Exercise Science. You will be provided with the opportunity to analyse your current skill set and reflect upon areas for improvement to increase future vocational opportunities. You will also hear about current industry practices from a series of guest speakers.

Throughout the semester you will receive FEEDBACK on your learning in various forms. Class and individual discussion on lecture material is one form of feedback that you should use to guide your learning. You are encouraged to ask questions of your lecturer on any aspect of the course content that you may find difficult to understand and you will be given feedback to assist your learning. Written and/or verbal comments on submitted work is a more formal way of providing feedback on the evidence you submit of your learning, and should be used to assist your development in this and other courses. If you are having difficulty understanding any aspect of the course content, you are encouraged to discuss this with the lecturer either immediately after class (where possible) or by scheduling an appointment with the lecturer.

Two hours per week in a face-to-face seminar. A total of 80 hours of professional practice to be completed. In addition you can expect to spend a minimum of one hour per week in independent study.


Overview of Learning Resources

You will be expected to make use of the course site on the myRMIT studies website, which includes announcements, and course documents.

Readings: Some Readings may be assigned from on-line, journals or other sources.

The Exercise Science Program Guide (URL: http://rmit.libguides.com/exercise-sciences) provides useful references.


Overview of Assessment

All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment Tasks: 

Early Assessment Task:  Job Application

Weighting 25%

This assessment task supports CLO 1

Assessment Task 2:  Professional Practice (Pass/Fail hurdle)

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3

Assessment Task 3: Professional Practice Supervisor Appraisal 

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 2 & 3

Assessment Task 4:Placement Evaluation

Weighting 30%

This assessment supports CLOs 2 & 3 

Assessment 5: Major Report

Weighting 35% 

This assessment supports CLOs 2 & 3

Assessment 6: ESSA log book hurdle requirement   (Pass/Fail hurdle)

This assessment task supports CLOs  2 & 3

Any student failing the ESSA log book assessment at the first attempt will be provided with a second opportunity to resubmit their ESSA log book.  A second failure will result in a failure of the course.

 

Hurdle Requirements: 

1. The successful completion of 80 hours of professional placement is a hurdle requirement for successful completion of this course. The 80 hours must be completed by the Friday of week 12. Failure to complete all 80 hours by the specified date will result in a fail grade being registered unless special consideration is approved and you meet the approved special consideration requirements.

2. The successful completion and submission of your ESSA log book to a satisfactory standard (according to the ESSA guidelines) is a hurdle requirement for successful completion of this course. This log book detailing all hours completed must be submitted by the Friday of week 12 in conjunction with your final report.