Faculty of Health

Read examples of how teaching teams have acted on eVALUate results and suggestions for improvement in units that are being taught this trimester.

HBS110 Health Behaviour

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • The iterative nature of the assessment (Low stakes assessment spread out over the trimester)
  • Use of Live Chat (a pop-up window on CloudDeakin where you can talk privately with the unit team)
  • Audio feedback on assessment helps to personalise learning.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • We have increased Live Chat availability for students
  • We have supplemented the American textbook with Australian examples in the lectures.

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HMO102 Science of Vision 1

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • The flipped classroom model assisted students in developing the necessary skills to complete their assessments
  • The weekly topics and discussions in class helped students garner a deeper awareness of the scope and breadth of optometry.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Assessments have been altered to better reflect the real-world applications of tasks
  • The percentage of assessments have been altered to better reflect the effort required to complete them
  • Optometry knowledge and application has been greatly increased.

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HNN114 Health Assessment

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • Close reference to the prescribed text
  • Intended Learning Outcomes clearly outlined for each week
  • Attendance and participation in each simulation session is valuable
  • The simulations and online quizzes provided an opportunity to receive feedback on health assessment knowledge.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Ensure adequate time within the skills assessment for individual feedback on performance
  • Provide clear assessment instructions.

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HNN325 Comprehensive Nursing Practice

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • The discussion board was very helpful to many students, providing an opportunity to ask questions and further clarify complex topics
  • The immersive simulation practice sessions were described as very important to the weekly learning, and students felt these provided a positive learning experience.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • The online skills videos have been updated to ensure close up views of the procedures
  • Feedback for the online test results was deemed important by many students, therefore self-assessment feedback and general feedback has been implemented to enhance student learning.

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HPS202/HPS722 Child and Adolescent Development

In previous trimesters, students have contributed to the unit by providing constructive feedback. As a result, we have made changes such as:

  • Providing reading-free weeks in the lead up to assignments
  • Improving the clarity of examinable material
  • Amending the content of assignments to ensure that the skills developed in the first assignment directly relate to the requirements of the second assignment
  • Retaining classes that provide problem-based real-world context for the learning outcomes, and that also directly map onto the theme of each week's topic.

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HPS308 Psychopathology

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • The activities in the seminars were "great" and "so useful" for tackling the assignment
  • Generally the seminars and classes backed up the learning of the unit really well. Having experts in each topic talk was "interesting" and "helpful"
  • Watching the short recordings covering learning objectives assisted learning, as did the study guide.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Students asked for the major assignment to be broken up from one submission to two smaller tasks, in order to reduce the "pressure" on the one submission and to help pace the workload. We have made this change (the overall assignment length is the same)
  • Students requested the seminars be changed from weekly one hour sessions into fortnightly two hour sessions in order to maximize learning. We have changed this also (overall there is one additional hour of tutorials). We are keen to hear whether students prefer this format after this trimester.

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HSE208 Integrated Human Physiology

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • Well spoken, engaging lecturers
  • Good lecture notes, not too brief or content heavy
  • Generally engaging practicals
  • Interesting relatable content
  • Large percentage of marks from internal assignments, taking pressure off a content heavy examination, including the mini tests in seminars
  • Good exam breakdown of SAQ (with internal choice, very good) and MCQ.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Restructured and simplified the pracs and the prac reports
  • Introduced progressive learning of lecture material via engagement with seminar materials
  • Introduced a practice exam.

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HSH745 Health Program Evaluation

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • The practical hands on nature of the in-class tasks
  • The many examples used for teaching.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • This year I have introduced a weekly assessable task. In previous years, students told me that 2 x 50% assignments was too much pressure, so this year I am introducing a weekly discussion question that will be assessed.

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HSN202 Lifespan Nutrition

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • Presentation of the class program and resources on CloudDeakin made it easy for students to access what they needed
  • Case studies in classes enable students to apply their knowledge to real world situations.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Add seminar recordings to class programs so everything is available in the one place
  • Added more practice MCQs to assist with revision and learning.

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HSN735 Essentials of Food Science

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • Overall subject content was interesting
  • The interactive resources: video clips and articles that we were given. The material was recent and relevant
  • The assessment made me think in a big picture way with thorough research required
  • Learning resources were comprehensive and easy to follow
  • The tutorials were helpful as was the storyline. It was extremely helpful having made sure all of the students had submitted a draft for the assignment and receiving feedback before continuing on with it. It was also helpful to have some examples of similar assignments. Great feedback on my assignment.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Assignment 1: topics and marking rubrics updated for better clarity and learning
  • Practice MCQ tests will be available prior to the assessed tests
  • Study guides and unit content: updated with current information.

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HSO104 Foundations of Occupational Science and Therapy B

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • Students enjoyed learning about the occupational science concepts and relating them to real life scenarios
  • Students enjoyed researching community programs and developing an e-portfolio
  • This unit opened the students' eyes to the diversity of career opportunities within occupational therapy
  • The variety of assessment tasks was really good and well spaced out.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Meeting with two groups for two group assessments was challenging within the short trimester period. This concern has been addressed by allowing students to enrol in their own groups on CloudDeakin and then allowing them to begin work on both assessments immediately. Therefore, students can decide who they would like to work with i.e. students within the same seminar period so that they can meet on a regular basis
  • Feedback as it relates to the quiz was challenging. In response to this concern, the unit chair has shortened the quizzes so that they can be reviewed during the class time
  • Readings prescribed from one text would be beneficial. In response to this concern, a new textbook has been selected focused on occupational therapy practice within Australia.

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HSW111 Theories for Social Work Practice: Social Work Theory and Practice B

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit have helped them to achieve the learning outcomes:

  • I like how the structure of the unit is easy to follow with each week looking at a different theory. It made me look forward to what was coming up. A very stimulating subject!
  • The Unit chair provided a lot of links and resources that were helpful
  • The assessments were interesting, delving into and learning about the different theories.

They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Reviewed and streamlined the assessment tasks
  • Included a reflective task in the assignment based on group work (AT2)
  • Changed the weighting from 50:50 to 40:60 for the essays
  • Some students found the previous text challenging, so we changed the core text to: Connelly and Harms (2015) Social Work: From theory to Practice, 2nd Edition, Cambridge Press.

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