Faculty of Health

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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. We achieve this through regular unit site monitoring (weekdays &business hours only).

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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HMO103 Clinical Optics

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 classes offer an opportunity to consolidate knowledge gained in lectures and tutorials
  • Working in a group gave students the chance to work with, and learn from, peers. Many students felt this was beneficial in their learning process.

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

  • We have increased the opportunity for feedback in the form of concept and application workshops that will run periodically throughout the trimester
  • A practice test, showing exemplars of some of the types of questions that appear on the final exam, is provided prior to the beginning of week 8 of trimester in order that students can better understand the level of knowledge required in this assessment
  • The Study Hall mentoring system from HMO101 has been incorporated into this unit.

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HMM103 Cell Technology

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

  • Lecture Learning Outcomes
  • Interactive online lectures.

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

  • Increased the number of interactive online lectures
  • Provided more extensive online learning materials.
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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
  • Regular access and review of resources provided on CloudDeakin
  • Intended Learning Outcomes clearly outlined for each week
  • 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
  • Reviewed the quality of the content provided on CloudDeakin.
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HNN222 Mental Health and Illness

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

  • Mental health assessment and risk assessment
  • Increasing their knowledge about different types of mental illness and how they impact on persons and their families
  • Learning and increasing their knowledge on psychopathology and psychopharmacology
  • Ethical principles and legislation that is relevant for mental health care in Victorian health care settings
  • Principles of recovery and person-centred care
  • Principles of Trauma Informed Practice

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

  • Included additional audio/video resources and reflection activities on the Unit site
  • Included current journal articles that relate to mental illness and mental health care in our suite of resources for this Unit
  • Developed additional cloud concepts on mental health assessment to enhance integration of concepts
  • Added to reflection activities on CloudDeakin to make pre-exam revision easier.
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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 immersive simulations prepare students for their clinical skills hurdles, clinical placement and for their career as beginning registered nurses
  • Engaging seminars and simulations that follow complex, dynamic patient scenarios.

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

  • Provided students with two immersive simulation opportunities to consolidate their knowledge and skills in weeks 3 and 7;
  • Provided weekly self-assessment feedback quizzes to enhance student experience and understanding of complex concepts.

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HPS206 Introduction to Forensic Psychology

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

  • Our practical and clinical focus in both the unit content and assessments. We will continue to embrace this approach
  • Having case-based assignments and experienced clinicians as in-class presenters.

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

  • Updated and improved recorded materials
  • Made navigational and usability improvements to our unit site.

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HSE104 Research Methods and Statistics in Exercise and Sport

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 reported that the online Learning Modules were easy to navigate and work through and helped to consolidate key methodological and statistical concepts
  • Students reported that the Seminar Manual was well structured and provided helpful step-by-step instructions for completing quantitative and qualitative data analyses.

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

  • Reviewed the structure of the seminar program has been reviewed and integrated a number of interactive activities and group discussion topics into the seminars.
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HSE202 Biomechanics

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 assessment tasks were helpful to understand the key biomechanical principles and the practicals supported the assessment task well"
  • "The practical tasks allowed students to apply the theory covered in lectures".

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

  • Introduced more example worksheets for practice questions
  • Change classes (lectures) to include hands-on problem solving so that students can apply the theory and concepts being discussed to problems whilst they are being taught. This has also increased the active learning component of the classes
  • Provided more resources to assist with working in a team environment.

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HSE314 Applied Sports Science 2

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 aspects of the unit and the hands-on approach to sport science skills and technology (e.g. fitness testing, time-motion analysis, video coding).
  • The variety of the assessment tasks and the spread of these throughout the trimester.
  • The applied nature of the unit, and link between theory and practice.

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

  • Readings provided to support the practical learning content.
  • Use of submission templates for assessment tasks.
  • Additional clarification, guidelines, and information pertaining to assessment tasks.
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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:

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

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

  • Included interactive content in the topic guides that provide opportunities to test student learning.
  • Added discussion of the assignment into seminars to help students prepare for their assignment.
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HSO206 Occupation Across the Lifespan

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

  • Clearly described Learning Outcomes and suitable learning resources
  • Inclusion of and engagement with knowledgeable guest lecturers and consumers of OT services
  • Live-streaming of classes
  • The formative nature of Assessment Task 3, where peer feedback assists students to consolidate learnings from the unit.

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

  • Coordinated the due dates for assessment tasks across second year units, to minimise clashes
  • Changed the order of assessment tasks to allow feedback from AT1 to be used in AT2
  • Strengthened the use and application of the MOHO in class and seminar content
  • Reduced the length of class time and increased the interactive content provided on CloudDeakin and in seminars.

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