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Becoming an Allied Health Professional CXA705


This unit introduces students to foundational concepts related to joining a regulated profession and practicing in a health discipline. Allied health roles and contexts of professional practice are introduced and situated within the health care system. 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 environment. 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 safe, quality and interprofessional 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 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain and apply the legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities associated with joining a health discipline and a health profession.
  • Assess risk and devise a quality improvement activity related to a client scenario as aligned with safe quality health care practice.
  • Effectively communicate healthcare needs to other health professionals, promoting an interprofessional approach to practice.
  • Apply the principles of culturally safe, practice to respond to culturally diverse populations.
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 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00

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Teaching Pattern

Master classes and workshops: On campus - 4 hours, Semester (2 times); Online class: Online - 1 hours, Semester 12 times; Independent learning - 10 hours, Semester 8 times. 

AssessmentIntersectionality and Cultural Safety (10%)|Professional Portfolio (10%)|Case Scenario (40%)|Small Group Presentation (40%)
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