Undergraduate Certificate in Allied Health Assistance - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Undergraduate Certificate in Allied Health Assistance

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The Undergraduate Certificate in Allied Health Assistance gives you entry-level skills to work as an allied health assistant or in related fields. Allied health assistants work under the supervision of allied health professionals (such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dietitians and podiatrists) to implement programs, group activities and one-on-one supports for people with disabilities and health conditions. They also support the day-to-day running of the practice, managing aspects such as bookings and equipment.

Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Fraser Coast
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 55 OP - - Rank - 55
USC program code
SC010
Commence
Semester 1
Duration
6 months full time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Other requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
Total courses
4
Total units
48

The Undergraduate Certificate in Allied Health Assistance gives you entry-level skills to work as an allied health assistant or in related fields. Allied health assistants work under the supervision of allied health professionals (such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dietitians and podiatrists) to implement programs, group activities and one-on-one supports for people with disabilities and health conditions. They also support the day-to-day running of the practice, managing aspects such as bookings and equipment.

You'll learn about the anatomical, physiological, psychological and sociological factors influencing human function and the role of allied health assistants in the context of the Australian health system.

The Undergraduate Certificate of Allied Health Assistance provides a direct pathway to the Bachelor of Health Science, or to a wide variety of other undergraduate degrees at USC.

Admission requirements

Completion of Year 12 or be 17 years of age; and meet minimum selection threshold ATAR 55.

How to apply

To apply for the Undergraduate Certificate in Allied Health Assistance, submit the completed online application form via Apply USC.

Program structure

Introductory courses (4) 48 units

HLT100 Anatomy and Physiology
HLT111 Allied Health Assistance A
HLT140 Think Health
PSY100 Introduction to Psychology A

Total units: 48

Program requirements and notes

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • The Undergraduate Certificate of Allied Health Assistance provides a pathway into the Bachelor of Health Science and other health majors at USC.
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.

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