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Transitioning to Community-Based Allied Health Practice CXA713


This unit consolidates knowledge and skills related to collaborative leadership and public health, and synthesises them with skills and shared frameworks critical for allied health professionals working in community-based settings. Principles of population health and prevention and promotion strategies are used to examine the social needs or issues in a place or population group, prioritise issues for action, and match appropriate change action frameworks for population health in community-based practice settings. Forms of health care entrepreneurship and business are examined as a context for students to develop entrepreneurial attributes, including creativity, innovation, ethical public health analysis and critical abilities needed for work readiness in our complex and ever-changing world.


Unit name Transitioning to Community-Based Allied Health Practice
Unit code CXA713
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

  • Synthesise relevant scientific literature to examine a chosen topic area related to a select population and demonstrate advanced writing skills in a Critically Appraised Topic review to report implications for professional practice in community settings.
  • Analyse professional, ethical, and social issues and needs related to select populations and evaluate their impact on professional practice in both public and private practice settings.
  • Demonstrate collaborative leadership and entrepreneurship while working with others to analyse and make an informed decision about an ethical problem of local and global population health importance.
  • Create innovative interprofessional service delivery proposals and evaluation plans that consider resource allocation, community needs, impact, and sustainability.
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Teaching Pattern

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

AssessmentCase Study (30%)|Community Needs Assessment (30%)|Critically Appraised Topic (40%)
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