Course Title: Human Movement Field Experience

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Human Movement Field Experience

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

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 2018

Course Coordinator: Liz Pressick

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7349

Course Coordinator Email: liz.pressick@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 202.04.071


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required prior study (Pre-requisites)

 

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

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 the opportunity to experience future vocational possibilities through practical Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placements. 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 theoretical knowledge and laboratory skills can be applied to situations in sport and exercise-related settings while you are undertaking a minimum of 80 hours professional practice.

A SWOT analysis, job application and interview will encourage you to develop your writing and professional awareness. A professional practice risk analysis, evaluation 

and self-analysis will allow you to reflect on your knowledge and experience, and a major project will showcase your skills and knowledge in a body of work beneficial to your WIL organisation.

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 successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Prepare suitable applications for employment positions in a relevant field (CLO1)
  2. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills and be able to resolve conflict situations (CLO2)
  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 (CLO3).


Overview of Learning Activities

Through online assessment-based learning, as well as a professional placement/s, youwill explore concepts related to employment opportunities in Exercise Science. You will be provided with the opportunity to analyse their current skill set and reflect upon areas for improvement to increase future vocational opportunities.

Throughout the semester you will receive FEEDBACK on learning in various forms, including online discussions, announcements and assessment. You are encouraged to ask questions on any aspect of the course content that they may find difficult to understand and they will be given feedback to assist learning. Written and/or verbal comments on submitted work will be used in a formal way to provide feedback on the work submitted for learning and will be used to assist student development in this and other courses. If you are having difficulty understanding any aspect of the course content, you are encouraged to discuss this by emailing and/or scheduling a face-to-face appointment with the Course Coordinator.

Online assessment-based teacher guided hours of 50 - 60 hours for the semester is to be undertaken. Additionally, a total of 80 hours of professional placement is to be completed, unless completed through an internship or long- term placement of 140 hours or more prior to the commencement of third year, and with the approval of the Course Coordinator .

Weekly engagement in this course via the Canvas course site OHTH2115 is critical for the planning, preparation and timely submission of the eleven (11) assessment tasks, according to the timelines outlined in the syllabus, available in Canvas OHTH2115.

Details of Learning Activities

Through active engagement in professional placement duties, you will learn about future career pathways. Online assessment-based learning will provide you with the knowledge and skills to assist their post-graduate career and preparation for entry into the workforce.


Overview of Learning Resources

 

You are expected to make full and regular use of the Canvas course site on the myRMIT studies website, which includes announcements, assessments and course documents.

Details of Learning Resources

  • Course learning resources to assist with assessment preparation and submission are available in the Canvas course site OHTH2115
  • Professional placement resources are available on the Canvas program site BP296
  • 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

 

Assessment Task 1: WIL requirements

HURDLE (PASS/FAIL)

InPlace Application

ESSA Record of Student Engagement  

Professional Placement Completion of 80 Hours

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3

Assessment Task 2:  Professional Portfolio

SWOT Analysis

Job Application and Interview

Workplace Risk Assessment

This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2 & 3

Weighting 30%

Assessment Task 3: Placement Evaluation

Mid placement 10%

End placement 25%

Total 35%

This assessment task supports CLO 2 & 3

Assessment Task 4:  Major Project

Proposal 10%

Project 25%

Total 35%

This assessment task supports CLO 2 & 3

 

Hurdle  Requirements (PASS/FAIL)

All hurdle requirements for this course are listed below for the relevant assessment task(s). These have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

You must complete the HURDLE requirements by the due date outlined in the Syllabus (available in the Canvas course site OHTH2115) or according to instructions upon the granting of an extension. Failure to complete these HURDLES will result in a FAIL grade for the course. 

InPlace Placement Application Hurdle (PASS/FAIL)

 

A student that does not have an APPROVED professional placement application submitted in InPlace by the deadline of midnight on the first census date (31st  March) will receive a FAIL grade for the course. If this circumstance is likely, it is highly recommended that the student withdraws from the course prior to the deadline to avoid academic and financial penalty. Students are advised that it generally takes at least two weeks for a complete InPlace placement application to be approved. Students are advised to check their University emails daily during this period for notifications.

Students who fail to complete 80 hours of professional placement by the deadline of midnight Sunday of week 12 must submit a formal application to the Course Coordinator requesting an extension. This application must be submitted before the deadline and include a timeline with a realistic finish date. The Request for Extension form can be found in Canvas course site OHTH2115. The student will receive email notification from the Course Coordinator on the application outcome.