HLTH SC 1002 - Create. Communicate. Connect with Health Sciences
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code HLTH SC 1002 Course Create. Communicate. Connect with Health Sciences Coordinating Unit Health Sciences Faculty Office Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Restrictions Students enrolled in a Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences or Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (Adv). Course Description Have you ever wondered what a career in the health and medical sciences encompasses and the attributes that you need to excel in this field? This course will explore these questions through three modules, each with a different focus and include contributions from health and medical sciences teachers and professionals.
The first module will focus on the development of academic, research, communication and independent learning skills that are required for success in health and medical sciences careers.
The second module will enhance student?s skills and confidence in oral, written and interpersonal communication equipping students with the capacity to provide and communicate solutions and knowledge to others.
The third module will facilitate students to begin networking and connecting with active health and medical scientists through peer and staff mentors, in their very first semester of study.
The learning outcomes of this course will be achieved through the delivery of seminars, interactive workshops and small group discovery experience (SGDE) where students will have the opportunity to interact with health and medical science professionals.
Course Coordinator: Dr Adriana MilazzoCourse co-ordinators are Adriana Milazzo and Kim Hynes
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes1 - Understand what health and medical sciences encompasses and how it is practiced and applied
2 - Demonstrate skills in locating, synthesising, evaluating and reporting appropriate information relevant to health and medical sciences
3 - Apply appropriate oral and written communication skills to effectively engage with peers, staff and health and medical science professionals
4 - Establish relationships with peers and begin to build networks with staff and health and medical science professionals
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1,4 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2,3 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1,3,4 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1,3,4 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
3,4 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesThere is no set text book for this course all resources will be available online via MyUni.
Recommended ResourcesThere is no set textbook for this course. All resources, including links to journal articles and reading lists, will be disseminated via MyUni.
Online LearningCourse material will be supported by online resources via MyUni. Material will be sequentially released in line with the teaching and learning activities in each week. The primary means of communication outside of formal contact hours will be via MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLearning will be supported by seminars, interactive workshops, small group discovery experience and online resources.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.156 hours for the semester.
Learning Activities SummaryModule 1 - Transition to University (weeks 1-4)
Introduction to university support services
Literature searching and academic referencing
Core research skills
Time management skills
Module 2 – Critical skills for health and medical scientists (weeks 5-8)
Communication and interpersonal skills
Professional communication skills
Formulation of an argument using evidence
Problem solving and decision making skills
Module 3 – Careers in health and medical sciences (weeks 9-12)
Introduction to the health and medical science majors
Introduction to the careers available for health and medical science graduates
Choosing a career in health and medical science that best suits your interests and personal attributes
Specific Course RequirementsN/A
Small Group Discovery ExperienceSmall groups of students will work together to develop interview questions, arrange to meet with a health and medical sciences professional and interview them about the skills and attributes graduates need to enhance their employability. Each group will meet with their mentor throughout the semester.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
ASSESSMENT TASK TASK TYPE WEIGHTING COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S) Oral assignment
- Topic selection for oral presentation
- Oral presentation (15%)
Workshop associated assement Summative 30% 1,2,3,4 E-portfolio Summative 30% 30% Group work
- Health and medical scientist profile question design
- Health and medical scientist profile
Assessment Related RequirementsN/A
Assessment DetailWritten assignment
E-portfolio – The E-portfolio will be made up of a number of smaller written pieces including a reflective piece disussing what subject majors a student is interested in. It will also contain various components to a job application including a cover letter and cirriculm vitae targeting a advertised health and medical science job, 30% weighting.
Topic selection for oral presentation – Identify a relevant health and medical science topic for the oral presentation. Feedback will be provided to improve topic selection, 5% weighting.
Oral presentation - Once a topic has been selected students will develop a strategy for communicating the issue with the general public, 10% weighting.
Workshop associated assessments
There will be an assessment piece worth 5% associated with each of the 6 workshops. These wil include; online quizzes, assessment of communication skills, referencing list creation, argument formulation and the formation of a career profile, 30% total weighting.
Group work / SGDE
Health and medical scientist profile question design – Formative assessment to aid in the refinement of interview questions.
Health and medical scientist profile – Groups of students will interview a health and medical scientist about the attributes they look for when employing a health and medical science graduate. The results of the interview will be presented in the form of a short video profile, 25% weighting.
Submissione-submission and e-marking will be used.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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