Course Title: Assist with an allied health program

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: OHTH5917C

Course Title: Assist with an allied health program

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4367 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Contact: Veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

Course Contact Email: veemita.kaul@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Marie Teofilo-Sciberras 

Email marie.teofilo-sciberras@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 65

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Not applicable

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide basic assistance to an allied health professional.
This unit applies to allied health assistants working in a health or community context. Depending on the setting, work may include following treatment plans for therapeutic interventions and/or conducting programs under the regular (direct, indirect or remote) supervision of an allied health professional.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program

Element:

1. Provide relevant information to clients

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Adhere to confidentiality policies at all times
1.2 Provide basic accurate information to clients regarding allied health services

Element:

2. Prepare for therapy session

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Confirm and discuss therapy and treatment plans and programs with supervising allied health professional
2.2 Obtain information from relevant sources according to organisation policies and supervising allied health professional
2.3 Check resources and equipment required for therapy program to ensure suitability and working order
2.4 Recognise and minimise environmental hazards in accordance with organisation requirements
2.5 Prepare the client for therapy under direction of supervising allied health professional

Element:

3. Provide assistance with therapy session

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Assist with therapy tasks according to instructions of allied health professional
3.2 Maintain general therapy precautions
3.3 Seek clarification and feedback
3.4 Take appropriate actions to ensure comfort, safety and privacy of the client
3.5 Reinforce, clarify and explain therapy goals to clients under supervision of allied health professional
3.6 Support and coach clients to achieve identified therapy goals under supervision of allied health professional
3.7 Deal with accidents and incidents appropriately and report to the supervising allied health professio

Element:

4. Use therapy equipment correctly and safely

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Use equipment according to manufacturer and instructions set by supervising allied health professional
4.2 Follow work health and safety (WHS) guidelines for particular pieces of equipment

Element:

5. Feedback appropriate therapy information to supervising allied health professional

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Pass on significant information to appropriate supervising allied health professional
5.2 Document information according to organisation policy and procedures

Element:

6. Assist in the design and construction of simple therapy materials and equipment

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Assist the allied health professional to identify gaps in therapy material resources and develop solutions
6.2 Update therapy materials on a regular basis as instructed
6.3 Construct aids and adaptations in accordance with allied health professional’s instructions

Element:

7. Complete required administrative duties

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Maintain statistics in accordance with organisation policies and procedures
7.2 Maintain stock levels in accordance with organisation policies and procedures
7.3 Book in clients for appointments in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

Element:

8. Work with a primary health care approach

Performance Criteria:

8.1 Support and facilitate the involvement of the client and the community in the planning and provision of services according to instruction of supervising allied health professional
8.2 Promote good health and a preventive approach to maintaining health as part of own work role
8.3 Demonstrate recognition of and support for the importance of access and equity in provision of health services in line with own work role
8.4 Reflect evidence based practice in own provision of health care services


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

           

 

A combination of activities will support students learning in this course, such as:


- Face to face and or online lectures to cover theoretical and practical concepts for each topic in the course
- Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL), during simulations and classroom based learning
- Observations of performance in the clinical placement or simulated environment will be a valuable part of your learning experience
- Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics
- Online discussion and activities support you to collaborate with other students in your course and debate and debate and discuss ideas
- Self directed study time to enhance and strengthen your knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts
- To further facilitate learning, students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication tools between themselves and their course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow students by using the online learning platform

 


Teaching Schedule

       

 

For AH15-    

 

RMIT Week

Date

Topics

8

16/02

Introduction to an allied health program

9

23/02

Effective communication

10

1/03

Planning, organising and carrying out treatments

11

8/03

Assessment 1 presentations

12

15/03

Using clinical and non-clinical skills

13

22/03

Human behaviour and determinants of health

15

5/03

Primary health approach

16

12/03

Assessment 2

 

 

For AH14- The transition teaching and assessments will take place on 25/05 and 1/06.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

RMIT Library

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/library


Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate Performance and Knowledge Evidence of the unit in order to be deemed competent.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
You may be assessed by:
• Oral or written questioning
• Oral presentations
• Assignments and projects
• Direct observation of actual work practice- Clinical Placement & Skills Checklist
• Work-based activities
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
Primary assessment involves on-going group discussions and applied assessment in a clinical workplace or simulated environment such as Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement activity.

Competency based training requires you to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken.
You will be required to attend clinical placement as a part of the assessment and qualification requirement for this program.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

All Assessment tasks should be performed or submitted by their due dates.
If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to attend on the due date of an assessment (e.g. test, examination, oral, etc.) OR you do attend, but your performance has been affected, you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 2 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to complete/repeat the assessment task at a later date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration or speak to your Program Coordinator.
If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to submit by the due date (e.g. assignment, report, project etc.):
• you may submit an APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK for an extension of time of up to seven (7) calendar days or less. This must be lodged with the Program Coordinator 1 working day before the original due date. If granted, you will have the opportunity to submit up to 7 days later than the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension or speak to your Program Coordinator.
Or:
• you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 2 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to submit the assessment task more than 7 days after the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration or speak to your Program Coordinator.

You are expected to prepare all assignments and other written work in a professional manner. More information on general academic study and writing skills can be found on the “Learning Lab” http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/. All work submitted for assessment must be submitted electronically unless otherwise advised.

Students must keep a copy of all submitted assessments including electronic copies.
Harvard style is used for all referencing and for bibliography.
RMIT University has a strict policy on academic integrity and plagiarism and. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy. www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
Your rights and responsibilities as a student can be found at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/rights-and-responsibilities
This course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced at www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment
Credit transfer and RPL
Credit transfer is available to students who have already completed the same or similar courses. Recognition of prior learning is available to students who have relevant prior skills or experience. Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=8u7jborsx9dy
 


Assessment Tasks

           

 

All class learning materials, notes and other key learning resources can be accessed via myRMIT at www.rmit.edu.au/learninghub.
A combination of activities will support student’s learning in this course, such as:
• Face-to-face &/or online lectures to cover theoretical and practical concepts for each topic in the course
• Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL) in the student & clinical practice environment, during simulations and classroom based learning
• Work experience &/or placements observation of performance in the workplace will be a valuable part of your learning experience
• Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics
• Utilise and develop critical research and cognitive skills to find credible sources of health information
• Self-directed study time (eg. readings or activities around theory) to enhance and strengthen your knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts
• To further facilitate learning students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication tools between themselves and their course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow students by using the online learning platform

 

 For group AH15-

1. Written assessment 1   Due on 18/05/16

2. Written assessment 2   Due on 18/05/16

Performance evidence at workplace( clinical placement) due after 3 working days of completion of your clinical placement

 

The students will receive satisfactory/ not satisfactory result for each assessment task. The students can receive Competency achieved/ Not yet competent result for this competency.

 

The students are required to receive satisfactory result in each task to receive a competency achieved results for this competency

 


Assessment Matrix

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