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Becoming an Allied Health Professional CXA705


This unit introduces students to an interprofessional framework and foundational concepts related to joining a regulated profession and that are shared across allied health disciplines. Within the interprofessional framework, allied health students develop an understanding of the professional contexts in which they practice and the role and responsibilities of their own and other professions when providing integrated services. With a focus on developing the attributes of professionalism and becoming a safe and ethical allied health practitioner, the regulatory, ethical and legal frameworks underpinning professional practice are examined within the context of the ever-changing health environments. Students will explore their own career planning with focus on how they will take responsibility for developing as active and engaged lifelong learners who maintain critical thinking and self-reflective capabilities for client-centred, safe, quality and interprofessional collaborative practice, as well as continually developing as resilient, confident, and autonomous practitioners.


Unit name Becoming an Allied Health Professional
Unit code CXA705
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Jade Cartwright
Delivered By


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate and collaborate effectively in teams to achieve respectful partnerships across disciplines and assist future provision of client-centred, safe, and high-quality services.
  • Analyse health practice scenarios using principles of ethical, rights-based, and evidence-based practice and a biopsychosocial approach in allied health professional practice.
  • Analyse own professional capabilities using reflection to create a learning plan for allied health professional practice.
  • Apply the principles of culturally responsive practice to respond to culturally diverse populations.
  • Identify the components and processes to ensure safe and quality services, including risk assessment and clinical governance frameworks.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
069999 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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AssessmentIntersectionality and Cultural Safety (10%)|Professional Portfolio (20%)|Interprofessional Communication and Ethical Reasoning (30%)|Case Scenario (40%)
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