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Transitioning to Community-Based Allied Health Practice CXA713


This unit consolidates knowledge and skills related to leadership and public health and synthesises them with business skills critical for allied health professionals working in community-based settings or moving into business within health care. Principles of population health are used to examine the health and health inequities for select populations and match appropriate change action frameworks to population health issues in community-based practice settings. Forms of health care entrepreneurship 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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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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 systematic review to report implications for physiotherapy practice in community settings.
  • Analyse professional and ethical issues related to select populations and evaluate their impact on the practice of physiotherapy in both public and private healthcare settings.
  • Demonstrate teamwork and collaboration while working with others to analyse and make an informed decision about an ethical problem of population health importance.
  • Critically appraise various forms of entrepreneurship and their application in Australian and Global contexts.
  • Examine legal and professional requirements for establishing a business for allied health practice and develop a business case and marketing plan.
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

Workshop: On campus – 4 hours, Semester 2 times; Workshop: Online - 1 hour, Semester 12 times;  Independent learning/Individual Study: 11 hours, Semester 8 times. 

AssessmentBusiness Start Up and Pitch (30%)|Community Needs Assessment (30%)|Health Inequities in Select Populations (40%)
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