Faculty of Health

Read examples of how teaching teams have acted on eVALUate results and suggestions for improvement in units.

HBS109 Human Structure and Function

In previous versions of this unit, students  told us the aspects of the Unit have that helped them to achieve their learning outcomes. in response, we have made the following changes:

  • Development of a FAQ for you to refer to for commonly asked questions
  • Modules designed specifically for interactive online access
  • Formative interactive assessments embedded into CloudDeakin HTML pages
  • Practical classes now reflect a “CloudFirst” or at “home approach” to facilitate online learning
  • Small and large group classes have been redesigned to engage students in the learning material while not disadvantaging those who study off campus
  • Online discussions (both synchronous and asynchronous) to facilitate off campus students
  • Reduced weighting on multiple choice and knowledge specific questions
  • Introduction of a case study assessment to allow choice in assessment task and relevance to you and/or your degree/career.

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HME711 Health Law and Ethics

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

  • Discussions with peers and staff on the Cloud
  • Attending library classes and student support services.

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

  • Revised Assessment task 2 as an individual assessment
  • Changed the assessment timetable to provide more time to study between tasks.

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HMM104 Immunology and Haematology

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

  • Well-presented lectures by knowledgeable lecturers
  • Reinforcement of key concepts in seminars.

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

  • Weekly quizzes on CloudDeakin for knowledge testing and immediate feedback on progress
  • Marking and feedback on seminar questions
  • More questions released for exam revision.

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HMO306 Principles and Practice of Optometry 3

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

  • Small group seminars on binocular vision skills and case report development
  • Instruction and practice sessions for the first OSCE undertaken by the year level
  • Detailed feedback on case reports.

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

  • Created a new practical skills book to provide clearer and more organised notes for the full trimester's classes
  • Continually restructured clinical skills practical classes content and notes to provide clearer initial direction, enabling more accurate skill acquisition and better use of practical class time.

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HMO703 Community Optometry 1

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

  • Undertaking placement in rural/regional areas because of the increased opportunities to provide primary eye care including therapeutic care
  • The weekly case scenarios, associated e-learnings and webinars were good preparation for the final OSCE.

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

  • Students indicated that they felt they needed extra support during the early stages of the unit. In response, a day long workshop will be held prior to the start of their placement. Included in this workshop will be a review of the unit requirements and continued development of personal learning plans for their residency. The purpose of the learning plan is to empower the student to take ownership of their residency by documenting their learning goals at the beginning and monitoring progress against milestones.
  • Students also reported that the logbook entry of patient encounters was time-consuming, in particular recording dispensing encounters. In response, we  developed a new online logbook that aims to make this process more efficient.

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HNN207 Maternity Nursing: Pregnancy, Birth and The Newborn

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

  • Layout of the unit in the cloud is easy to follow and variety of cloud resources facilitate learning
  • BB collaborate sessions are very useful in consolidating and creating better understanding of the content
  • Online quizzes help to track your learning over the semester.

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

  • Assessment task questions and instructions have been reviewed and modified to assist students to understand the requirements of the task
  • BB collaborate sessions have been scheduled to enable students opportunity to clarify assessments utilising this forum.

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HPS202/HPS772 Child and Adolescent Development

Feedback received from students is very important to us in the ongoing development of our course. In previous trimesters, students have contributed to the unit by providing constructive feedback, as a result of which 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 you develop in your first assignment directly relate to the requirements of the second assignment.

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HPS301/HPS781 Research Methods in Psychology B

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

  • The weekly quizzes
  • Having a range of resources (e.g., recorded classes, seminars, Study Guide, readings, textbook)
  • The quality of the teaching
  • Consistent and timely monitoring of Cloud forums.

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

  • Reduced the amount of content covered in some weeks
  • Created weekly practice quizzes
  • Created feedback processes for the weekly quizzes
  • Feedback to help with examination preparation.

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HSE208 Integrated Human Physiology

In previous versions of this unit, students have told us that these aspects of the Unit 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 including the mini tests in seminars, taking pressure off a content-heavy examination
  • Good examination breakdown of SAQ (with internal choice, very good) and MCQ

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

  • Restructured and simplified the practicals and the practical reports
  • Introduced progressive learning of lecture material via engagement with seminar materials
  • Introduced a practice examination.

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HSE715 Clinical Practicum 2

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

  • Students enjoyed reflecting upon a moment when they realised they understood a certain aspect of the profession
  • Students enjoyed seeing and discussing case studies they had worked with on placement with their peers
  • Students appreciated the cover letter and curriculum vitaes task as this supported the development of their own job application

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

  • Case conference included too much detail within a short period of time, and so the number of criteria was reduced to focus more on the case and future planning.

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HSH211 Australian Health Care System

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

  • Learning resources and interactive online seminars
  • Staged submission of assessment tasks.

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

  • Modified the seminar content to include more practical examples
  • Created stronger links between readings and assessment
  • Continued to clarify the requirements for assessment tasks 1 and 2 by revising rubrics, and including an online test as an assessment task.

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HSH767 Economic Modelling

The Economic Modelling unit was first taught in 2016. Students have told us that the hands-on practical aspects of this unit were crucial in helping them to achieve the learning outcomes.

Past students also made suggestions for improvement. In response to this feedback:

  • The unit is now offered in block- intensive mode with classes and seminars delivered over four separate days with appropriate gaps between each of the days to allow students to consolidate learning between each of the four days
  • In addition, a contact day has been scheduled immediately after the second day of teaching to give students an opportunity to seek additional personalised support from the lecturer and tutors.

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HSN211 Nutritional Physiology

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

  • Fortnightly quizzes on each topic assisting with keeping up to date with the presented materials
  • Regular student and staff communications, feedback and interactions on CloudDeakin discussion sites
  • Provision of comprehensive learning materials, including a revision lecture
  • Introduction of regular online Blackboard Collaborate sessions.

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

  • Provision of weekly revision questions that focus on the important learning objectives of each topic
  • Provision of relevant practice questions and topical information for each assessment task
  • Addition of extra time to Part B of the Assignment.

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HSN719 Assessment Methods for Nutrition and Physical Activity Research

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

  • The practicals which give first-hand experience on some of the assessment tools, the interactive nature of some of the presented learning material and the authenticity of the assessment tasks.

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

  • Students have commented on wanting seminars about the unit content as well as specifically about the assignment. Therefore, we have now added three seminars into the timetable along with two seminars about the assignments.

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