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

OHTH2115

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Internet

Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020

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 60 hours or more of professional practice.

Assessment items will encourage you to develop your report writing and presentation skills to professional standards.  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. Further details are available in Part B of the Course Guide and on the Canvas site for Exercise and Sport Science BP296, as well as in the Exercise and Sport Science Professional Placement Manual to which students should become familiar (also found on the Canvas site for Exercise and Sport Science BP296).

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.  

 


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:

  • 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 (PLO 1).
  • Communicate knowledge through a variety of modalities (PLO 4)
  • Contextualise discipline knowledge to performance sports and/or health, disease and aging (PLO 7).
  • Knowledge and ability to work within the legal, ethical, practice and safety codes of the profession (PLO 8).

 


On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate professional verbal and written communication skills and be able to resolve conflict situations.
  2. 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.
  3. Demonstrate the effective application through competency and performance, of knowledge and skills in a work context.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the Scope of Practice and Code of Professional Conduct and Ethical Practice for an Accredited Exercise Scientist.
  5. Understand the elements of risk associated with the professional practice of exercise science and the strategies used to minimise this risk. 


Overview of Learning Activities

Through online assessment-based learning, 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 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 you may find difficult to understand and you 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.

Weekly engagement in this course via the Canvas course site OHTH2115 is critical for the planning, preparation and timely submission of 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, 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).

WIL Hurdles

All pre-placement, mid-placement and post-placement hurdle requirements are mandatory for this course and based on ESSA accreditation standards and requirements to work as an Accredited Exercise Scientist.  Students who do not meet the requirements will receive a FAIL grade for this course.  WIL hurdles are aligned to CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.

1. Pre-Placement

In-Place Application

2. Mid-Placement

Student Competency Appraisal

Student Satisfaction

3. End-Placement

Student Performance Appraisal

Record of Student Engagement

Completion of 60hr Professional Placement

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Placement Evaluation

Weighting 50%

Work Place Risk Assessment 15%

Placement Evaluation Report 35%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Assessment Task 2: Major Project

Weighting 50%

Major Project Proposal 15%

Major Project Report 35%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 4