Faculty of Health

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

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HBS107 Understanding Health

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

  • Prompt responses to unit site discussion posts.

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

  • Clearer assessment instructions and resources
  • Clearer group presentation requirements for Cloud students.
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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 students 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:

  • Updated our textbook with a brand new Australian edition
  • Included and recorded video learning objectives
  • Added further regular times staff are available for Live Chat.

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HME704 Fundamental of Health Informatics

In previous versions of this unit, students have made suggestions for improvement, so this is what we have done:

  • Provided clearer explanations of the learning requirements for the case studied and fewer US centric examples
  • Provided more scaffolded learning on analysis theory, especially sociotechnical models
  • Provided on-going engagement opportunities such as Blackboard Collaborate sessions
  • Aligned case study work effort and duration with other unit demands.

HMO105 The Business of Optometry

In previous versions of this unit, students have made suggestions for improvement, so this is what we have done:

  • Moved the submission of the written business plan forward a week and removed the requirement for an oral presentation of the business plan
  • Included the opportunity for students (as a group) to discuss the progress of their business plans in an informal setting mid-way through the trimester, and receive verbal feedback and direction to aid completion of the business plans
  • Given students the opportunity to have structured meeting with an external business professional to present their individual contribution and discuss their progress prior to the final submission of the business plan
  • Overhauled the assessment rubric for the business plan in order to provide more comprehensive feedback
  • Reviewed the unit’s curriculum to help students better understand how to assimilate information provided during learning opportunities
  • Incorporated a feedback/ wrap-up session each week to assist students in this process of information assimilation and filtering.

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
  • Revising relevant anatomy and physiology prior to each simulation
  • Regular access and review of resources provided on CloudDeakin
  • Intended Learning Outcomes clearly outlined for each area of learning
  • Undertaking the learning activities described on CloudDeakin in preparation for each simulation
  • Attendance and participation in each simulation session
  • The simulation 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:

  • Ensured adequate time within the skills assessment for individual feedback on performance
  • Provided clearer assessment instructions and feedback
  • Produced specific resources for the skills learned in this unit and made these available on CloudDeakin.
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HPS104 Foundations of Psychological 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:

  • The opportunity to resubmit their work if they fail an assessment
  • A fast turn-around time for feedback on assessment tasks.

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

  • Reduced feedback turn-around times further using an online marking/return process.

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HSE201 Exercise 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:

  • Clear articulation of the learning outcomes
  • Strong alignment between the assessment tasks and the learning outcomes
  • Useful and helpful staff and resources committed to supporting students achievement of the learning outcomes.

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

  • Reduced the assessment workload from 10 practical laboratory reports down to 5
  • Introduced seminars/workshops to provide greater active learning opportunities facilitated by academic staff
  • Simplified our methods to deliver feedback to provide greater clarity on areas for student action to improve progressively across the unit.

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HSE726 Sport Performance Analysis

Students rated previous versions of this unit highly. They have also made suggestions for improvement, and so this is what we have done:

  • Presented the text and videos in a format that aligns with the other units in the course
  • Streamlined the peer feedback process in assessment tasks 2 and 3
  • Improved access to Performance Analysis software for students who do not have an Apple PC
  • Extended slightly the due date of the final assignment.

HSH725 Research Literacy for Health 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:

  • Being able to review the online recorded sessions.

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

  • Prepared narrated powerpoint class presentations which are available as resource material in the unit site
  • Revised assessment tasks AT1 and AT2 to give clearer instructions and marking rubrics
  • Introduced revision quiz questions in each module throughout the trimester.

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HSN101 Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health

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

  • Seminars to discuss assignments
  • Practice exam and quiz
  • Revision material.

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

  • Created more authentic assessment tasks
  • Included seminar content discussing the career activity and reflection assessment task.

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