The Diploma of Health Sciences (Disability and Community Rehabilitation) requires one year of full-time study or the equivalent part-time. It is offered by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
The Diploma of Health Sciences (Disability and Community Rehabilitation) is offered only as an exit award for students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Sciences who choose not to complete that program.
The Diploma of Health Sciences (Disability and Community Rehabilitation) aims to provide students with:
- knowledge of social health perspectives within a health management framework
- the ability to apply the knowledge they have acquired
- the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
- the ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and a commitment to them.
Upon completion of the one year Diploma of Health Sciences (Disability and Community Rehabilitation) graduates will be able to demonstrate:
- cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources
- cognitive, technical and communication skills to analyse, plan, design and evaluate approaches to unpredictable problems within the health field
- technical and creative skills to express ideas and perspectives in the health field
- communication skills to transfer knowledge and specialised skills to others and demonstrate understanding of knowledge.
Graduates will also be able to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:
- with depth in the health field, in known or changing contexts
- to transfer and apply theoretical concepts and/or technical and/or creative skills in a range of situations
- with personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations with responsibility for own outputs in relation to broad parameters for quantity and quality
- with initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, coordinate and evaluate the work of teams within broad but generally well-defined parameters.
Program of study
To qualify for the Diploma of Health Sciences (Disability and Community Rehabilitation), a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic according to the following program of study.
The award of a grade of Fail (F) in the same topic on more than one occasion may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University's Policy on Student Progress.
Core - Year 1 topics
36 units comprising:
COMS1002 Keys to University Success (4.5 units) #
DSRS1201 Perspectives on Disability and Rehabilitation (4.5 units)
DSRS1215 Communication and Language (4.5 units)
DSRS1216 Introduction to Principles of Learning (4.5 units)
HLTH1003 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Care (4.5 units)
HLTH1304 Interpersonal and Interprofessional Communication (4.5 units)
HLTH1305 Australian Healthcare System(s): Concepts and Controversies (4.5 units)
NMCY1001 Academic and Professional Numeracy (4.5 units) #
# Students exiting from the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Disability and Community Rehabilitation) may replace: COMS1002 with HLTH1004 Human Bioscience; and NMCY1001 with DSRS1211 Introduction to Neurological Rehabilitation.