HLTH SC 1002 - Create. Communicate. Connect with Health and Medical Sciences

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code HLTH SC 1002
    Course Create. Communicate. Connect with Health and Medical Sciences
    Coordinating Unit Medicine
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Anna Leonard

    Course co-ordinators are Anna Leonard and Afzal Mahmood
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 - 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
    1,3,4
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    There is no set text book for this course all resources will be available online via MyUni.
    Recommended Resources
    There is no set textbook for this course. All resources, including links to journal articles and reading lists, will be disseminated via MyUni.
    Online Learning
    Course 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 Modes
    Learning will be supported by seminars, interactive workshops, small group discovery experience and online resources.
    Workload

    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 Summary
    Module 1 - Transition to University (weeks 1-4) 
    Introduction to university support services
    Literature searching and academic referencing
    Academic integrity
    Core research skills
    Time management skills
    Ethical reasoning

    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 Requirements
    N/A
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    Small 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.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    ASSESSMENT TASK TASK TYPE WEIGHTING COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S)
    Workshop Associated Assessment Summative 30% 1,2, 3 & 4
    Tutorial Participation Summative 10% 3 & 4
    Written Essay Summative 30% 1, 2 & 3
    Small Group Discovery Experience  
    - Health and medical scientist profile
    Summative 30% 1,2,3,4
    Assessment Related Requirements
    N/A
    Assessment Detail
    Workshop Associated Assessments (30%)
    Assessment of the workshop material will include; online quizzes, assessment of communication skills, referencing list creation, argument formulation and the formation of a career profile.

    Tutorial Participation (10%)
    This course relies heavily on your active involvement within tutorials to maximise your skill development and for completion of the SGDE task.

    Written Essay (30%)
    Students will select an essay topic/question from a predetermined list of current health science related areas. The written essay will assess various skills learnt throughout the course, including: argument formulation, sourcing information, scientific writing style and structure, and referencing.

    Small Group Discovery Experience (SGDE) (30%) 
    Health and medical scientist profile – Groups of students will interview a health and medical scientist to gain further insights into this field and to learn about the attributes they look for when employing a health and medical science graduate. The results of the interview will be presented to their peers within a tutorial session - an opportunity to be creative! Final presentations will be assessed by both tutors and peers. 
    Submission
    e-submission and e-marking will be used.
    Course Grading

    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

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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