Courses & Units

Therapy Across the Lifespan CXA710

Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

Students will be allocated PEP within individual health care agencies. Students must be available 5 days a week (40 hours) during the allocated PEP, and must be prepared to undertake a range of shifts – morning, evening and nightshift, which may include weekends, as per roster provided by the healthcare agency. Students may be expected to relocate and are expected to travel to where PEP is available. To be eligible to undertake PEP, all students must be ‘Verified’ as meeting College of Health and Medicine PEP Safety in Practice Compliance as per the Course Entry Requirements.

Students who cannot or do not comply with these requirements will not be allocated PEP and therefore will not be able to complete this unit.

PEP dates MAY differ from University of Tasmania calendar semester dates.


This unit builds on knowledge and skills related to client-centred care, client safety and quality, and interprofessional collaborative practice. Students develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and professional attributes to communicate and collaborate effectively in complex and/or challenging situations or in response to diversity. Principles of ethical, evidence-based, and reflective practice, as well as other shared practice frameworks, are applied to professional practice across the lifespan. Principles of coaching, behaviour change, self-management, and education are introduced and applied in response to case scenarios. Contemporary funding sources and service delivery models are explored, analysing the impacts of current government policies on allied health professional practice


Unit name Therapy Across the Lifespan
Unit code CXA710
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Jade Cartwright
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate and collaborate effectively in complex and/or challenging situations or in response to diversity.
  • Apply principles of ethical and evidence-based practice in allied health professional practice across the lifespan.
  • Apply clinical reasoning, reflection, and practice frameworks, including the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, that are shared by allied health professionals with a lifespan focus.
  • Identify the need for advocacy and/or innovation in allied health practice environments in response to governmental policy and funding models, inequity, and the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and/or communities.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
not applicable

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Teaching Pattern

Online. Workshop: Online class - 1 hour, Semester 12 times; Workshop: 4 hours, Semester, 2 times;  Independent learning: 1 hour, Semester 10 times; Individual Study: 10 hours, Semester 10 times; Work Integrated Learning 7.5 hours, Semester 5 times. 

AssessmentSelf-Assessment of Professional Development (20%)|Coaching Role Play (30%)|Interprofessional Collaboration Workbook (50%)
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