Health and community

Short courses and professional development

Course Description
Attachment based family therapy workshops Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT) is specifically designed to target family and individual processes associated with adolescent suicide and depression.
Basic radiographic techniques for X-ray operators This course provides the basic physical principles and radiographic techniques used in imaging the chest and extremities.
CARRS-Q road safety essentials Courses to develop skills in the road safety and injury prevention fields, offered by our Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q).
CT anatomy for radiation therapy This course provides radiation therapists with the knowledge to interpret CT images.
Disaster management This course prepares you with the knowledge, skills and strategies required to manage health services in the event of a major incident or disaster.
Disaster planning and preparedness This course examines how communities and organisations develop and implement policy for disaster management.
Disaster response and recovery Disaster response and recovery is a two one-day seminar which examines how communities and organisations respond to disasters.
Family mediation practice This program is designed to provide the hours of supervised family dispute resolution practice required by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department.
Gastroenterology for registered nurses This course provides registered nurses the theoretical basis for gastroenterological investigations and treatments.
General Surgical Anatomy Course Our 14-week General Surgical Anatomy Course (GSAC) lets you further enhance your knowledge of anatomy education in relation to general surgical anatomy.
Health planning and evaluation This course introduces the principles and practice of integrated health planning, and evaluates the effectiveness of health policies, planning and services.
Introduction to quality management in health Gain an in-depth understanding of quality management and advanced skills in the development of quality management programs in clinical frameworks.
Leadership in disaster management This course develops your capacity to lead and manage health services that are prepared for and capable of managing a major incident or disaster.
Leadership in health management This course provides you with knowledge and competencies to enable you to cope with the complex and changing environment of health care delivery.
Leadership of quality and safety in health care This course provides students with knowledge and skills to implement effective quality and patient safety programs within a health care setting.
Metacognitive interpersonal therapy for personality disorders This course focuses on metacognitive interpersonal therapy, which has promising results in the treatment of complex personality disorders.
Palliation in dementia care As a health professional, you will build your contemporary knowledge and skills required to care for people with severe dementia and their families.
Palliative care nursing in various contexts Provides registered nurses with beginning-level knowledge and skills to meet the health needs of people requiring palliative or end-of-life care.
Principles of ophthalmic nursing This course provides students with contemporary knowledge and skills to meet the health needs of people with a variety of eye disorders.
Professional law program We offer units from the Master of Laws course for professional development.
Professional mediation program Gain the skills and accreditation needed to become a nationally accredited mediator, family dispute resolution practitioner (FDRP), or both.
Psychiatric medication in young people Examine the basic neurobiology of the brain, discuss issues in prescribing medication, and learn about conditions that may benefit from medication use.
Pulse on anatomy Develop your knowledge and skills in anatomical sciences through exploration of human prosected material, radiographic and MRI resources and skeletal material.
Radiation therapy practice professional development modules These online modules are available to qualified radiation therapists and related professionals to engage in readily accessible professional learning.
Road safety evaluation models course The two modules of the road safety evaluation models course provide you with the fundamental principles and best practices relevant to road safety evaluation.

Single-unit study

You can study individual units for personal or professional development without having to apply for a full QUT course.

If you successfully complete a unit, you may be eligible for credit if you decide to apply for a degree course in the future.

Units anyone can study

These units don’t have any requirements for previous study or background knowledge.

But if your previous studies were not in English, or were completed in a country where English is not the first language, you will need to demonstrate that you meet our English proficiency requirements when you apply.

Unit Synopsis
HLB001 Health Needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians This unit will provide you with an introduction to a range of historical and contemporary factors that impact on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous people today. Communities require health practitioners to have the knowledge and skills to provide appropriate care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This is…
JSB174 Forensic Psychology and the Law This unit develops your knowledge and skills of the discipline of forensic psychology, affording you a critical perspective on what the study of psychology and the law entails and what it has to offer across the three criminal justice domains of the police, the courts and corrections.…
LSB111 Understanding Disease Concepts This unit introduces the structure and function of the body, reviews the body systems and links those to mechanisms of disease. Systems and topics covered are: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, blood, heart and circulation, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive (including nutrition and metabolism), urinary, reproductive. Examples of diseases introduced are: heart…
NSB102 Professional Practice and Cultural Safety This unit focuses on establishing foundational nursing knowledge relating to the professional, ethical, social, and cultural dimensions of nursing practice that are developed further throughout the course. The unit introduces the legislative, policy, and regulatory frameworks that underpin a career in the nursing profession. It develops knowledge, skills, and attributes…
NSB202 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' Well-being This unit introduces students to Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander knowledges about health and wellness, highlighting the influence of historical and contemporary socio-political issues. To be effective health care professionals, students need knowledge, skills, and values that enable social inclusivity and the provision of person-centred, holistic care to Aboriginal…
PUB100 Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology The main aim of this unit is to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the language of medical terminology and an understanding of anatomy and physiology that can be competently applied in a health care setting.…
PUB209 Health, Culture and Society This unit is concerned with the social and cultural dimensions of health and illness and how they relate to health status and patterns of behaviour. It introduces you to thinking about health from sociological and anthropological perspectives, drawing on relevant concepts and theory to examine selected public health issues. Identifying…
PUB215 Public Health Practice This unit introduces you to the values, frameworks, principles, and skills which underpin Public Health. It focuses on what public health professionals do and how their work makes a difference in the world in which we live. The unit uses a topic-based approach so that you can learn and apply…
PUB332 Sustainable Environments for Health This unit provides an overview of environmental health and introduces the importance of achieving environments that are able to sustain human health. In particular, the unit covers the practice of environmental health, its scientific foundations, and its integral place in the overarching discipline of public health.…
PUB336 Women's Health This unit explores the data and current health issues related to women's health and critically evaluates health related policies, systems and practices in terms of their impact on women's health, internationally and in Australia. The social, economic, cultural and political influences on women's health, and the specific needs of sub-populations…
PUB461 Qualitative Inquiry in Public Health Qualitative methods are essential to generate knowledge of people's lived experiences, the meanings they ascribe to them, and to the social dimension of health. The nature and complexities of many public health problems require a mix of research methods and the contributions of qualitative inquiry are increasingly recognised. The practical…
PUB530 Health Education and Behaviour Change This unit gives you the skills to bring about change in health-related behaviours through educational interventions. Topics covered include key health education and behaviour change theories, frameworks, strategies; approaches to bring about change in different contexts; research and design of educational interventions to suit different target populations in different settings,…
PUB561 Statistical Methods in Health This unit introduces the foundation concepts required to competently apply and interpret common statistical methods for the analysis of health data. Rather than superficially covering a wide variety of statistical tests, this unit will focus on achieving competency of the most common fundamental tests that analyse non-repeated data. Statistical analysis…
PYB000 Psychology in Professional Contexts PYB000 is a foundation unit for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) degree. This unit provides an introduction to the nature, scope, and application of psychological knowledge in diverse professional contexts, and considers the social, cultural and ethical, and multidisciplinary frameworks that shape psychological practice. This unit…
PYB007 Communication for Health Professionals This introductory unit gives you the opportunity to build your knowledge of the factors that contribute towards effective communication and will help you develop core communication skills. While focusing on the allied health disciplines, the generic interpersonal processes and skills addressed in this unit are important building blocks for developing…
PYB100 Foundation Psychology -
SWB100 Orientation to Social Work and Human Services At the beginning of studies in Social Work and Human Services it is essential that you develop a clear understanding of the scope of social work or human services, the context in which they are located, and the changing patterns of professional occupations and service delivery. It is also essential…
SWB102 Human Development and Behaviour Social work and human service students are studying for professional careers that enhance people's personal and social wellbeing and development, enhance problem solving in relationships, and promote human rights and social justice. To do this you need to understand how individual development and behaviour are shaped by a range of…
SWB105 Contemporary Human Rights This unit examines the relationship between human rights and thematic challenges including climate change, poverty, terrorism and oppressive forms of intolerance and discrimination. It offers the opportunities to investigate present day concerns relating to the human rights of women, indigenous peoples and minority groups as well as specific topics such…
SWB108 Australian Society, Systems and Policies It is imperative for human services and social work professionals to have a comprehensive understanding of the diversity of factors within Australian society which lead to and sustain disadvantage, marginalisation, social exclusion and injustice and breaches of human rights. This unit provides an introduction to Australian society with a particular…
SWB109 Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and Communities Understanding the impacts of dispossession, colonisation and policy directives on the ability to achieve self- determination and empowerment as basic human rights provides a requisite platform for practice and thereby helps to redress the profound disadvantage evidenced across a range of social, health and economic indicators, social exclusion and marginalisation.…
SWB110 Understanding Families and Relationships The family is typically where people receive care and support. For most people it is in their family that they develop their sense of identity and establish the skills and attitudes fundamental to relating to others. Social workers and human service professionals are often responsible for assessing the needs of…
SWB204 Introduction to Child and Family Services The unit focuses on developing competent social work and human services professionals by providing you with opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and dispositions specifically relevant to work with children and families. Students from education, psychology, and health related areas also find this unit useful as it provides a foundation in…
SWB207 Introduction to Youth Services As social work and human service practitioners it is essential to have an understanding of and capacity to critique the range of ways young people are constructed in academic and popular contexts. It is also important for practitioners to have an appreciation of current policies oriented to young people and…
SWB211 Casework and Case Management Social work and human service practitioners are expected to be familiar with casework and case management processes and practice models, including understanding their strengths and limitations and implications for practice. Accordingly, this unit provides foundational knowledge and skill for practitioners who will utilise these critical tools.…
SWB212 Community and Place Based Practice Community level practice is a key social work and human services method. Various theories and approaches to 'community' and community work have been developed and used in practice. In recent years this has extended to include the need for locality oriented frames of 'space' and place', particularly as these apply…
SWH202 Health, Wellbeing and Social Work Social workers frequently work within the health system and even where they work in other areas, the health and wellbeing of their clients remains central to their practice. The social determinants of health, as well as the social consequences of health problems, are both very much part of the social…
XNB151 Food and Nutrition This unit introduces the food and nutrition system and its role in health. It will cover food and its constituents, changing requirements throughout the lifecycle and the application of dietary assessment methodologies and food selection guides. Basic skills to search and appraise scientific literature are developed here to underpin more…
XNB172 Nutrition and Physical Activity This unit introduces you to the role of appropriate nutrition and physical activity in the creation and maintenance of optimal health according to the national guidelines. The unit develops foundational knowledge established from evidence based practice. The focus is on the importance of a healthy lifestyle in multiple contexts and…
XNB396 Child and Adolescent Health This unit focuses on the wide range of factors that impact on the health of individuals in the two crucial stages of life: childhood and adolescence. An analysis is made of knowledge, beliefs and skills required for promoting health-enhancing behaviours during these ages and experience is provided on some of…

Units you need background knowledge to study

These units have requirements for previous study or background knowledge. Check the unit’s previous study requirements for details. If you have any questions, contact the unit coordinator for the semester you want to study.

If your previous studies were not in English, or were completed in a country where English is not the first language, you will also need to demonstrate that you meet our English proficiency requirements when you apply.

Unit Synopsis
CSN501 Podiatric Therapeutics 2 -
LQB285 Pathophysiology for Health Professionals In this unit, students will gain understanding of the diseases that have the greatest impact on the Australian community and healthcare system, particularly the conditions students are most likely to encounter in future professional practice; for example, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, dementia and asthma. Students will also be introduced…
LQB883 Intercultural Health in Clinical Practice Medical laboratory scientists, like all health professionals, are increasingly required to work in a range of environments and communities. This requires knowledge of the types and applications of pathology testing, as well as skills that enable culturally safe interactions with diverse cultures, and with the diversity within each group. This…
LSB365 Pathology The aim of this unit is to introduce you to the study of disease processes underlying the major diseases of human organ systems. The first part of the unit will introduce you to aspects of general pathology including cell adaptation, inflammation, haematology, and cancer. Systemic pathology will be covered in…
LSB466 Histological Techniques Histology is the study of cells and tissues at the microscopic level; histological techniques are the procedures used in the laboratory to prepare them. This second year unit is designed to provide you with the essential knowledge and practical skills to work in a histopathology laboratory and interpret basic histopathological…
LSB525 Chemical Pathology This unit is designed to provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to work competently as a medical scientist in a diagnostic chemical pathology (clinical biochemistry) laboratory. In developing these skill sets it is essential that you have an in-depth understanding of the aetiology, physiology, pathology, and laboratory investigations…
LSB566 Histopathology Histopathology is the study of cells and tissues and investigates the pathologies associated. This third year unit is designed to provide you with knowledge and practical skills to work in a histopathology laboratory and interpret advanced histopathological tests. To develop your knowledge of these techniques, ability to apply your learning…
LSB625 Diagnostic Endocrinology Endocrinology is a specialised area of study in clinical chemistry and investigates pathologies associated with the hormonal control mechanisms that regulate metabolism and growth within the body. It is a third year unit that builds on the theoretical aspects of biochemistry in LSB325, the study of biochemistry, the practical skills…
NSB132 Integrated Nursing Practice 1 On Campus This unit focuses on the knowledge, skills and attributes required to successfully complete integrated on- and off-campus nursing practice units. It will also build on earlier units, with particular reference to cultural safety and scientific foundations of practice. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Registered Nurse Standards for…
NSB203 Inquiry in Clinical Practice This unit explores inquiry in clinical practice by examining the role of research and the use of evidence in nursing practice. Skills in interpretation of evidence will be developed and an overview of various approaches to research will be examined to enable students to be effective consumers of research. This…
NSB204 Mental Health: Self and others This unit takes a biopsychosocial approach to understand what is happening for those experiencing mental health issues and how nurses as health professionals can support consumers, their families and carers. This unit will facilitate the development of required attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver person-centred nursing care based on recovery…
NSB232 Integrated Nursing Practice 2 Off Campus This unit focuses on the knowledge, skills and attributes required to successfully complete integrated on- and off-campus nursing practice units. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Registered Nurse Standards for Practice emphasised in this unit are: thinks critically and analyses nursing practice (ST1); maintains the capability for practice…
NSB233 Integrated Nursing Practice 3 Off Campus This unit focuses on integrating the knowledge, skills and attributes required to successfully integrate complete on and off campus nursing practice units. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Registered Nurse Standards for Practice emphasised in this unit are: thinks critically and analyses nursing practice (ST1); comprehensively conducts assessments…
NSB236 Integrated Nursing Practice 3 On Campus This unit focuses on the knowledge, skills and attributes required to successfully complete integrated on- and off-campus integrated nursing practice. Beginning-level clinical knowledge and skills developed in NSB103 Health Assessment and NSB105 Wellness Across the Lifespan will be extended through the use of clinical practice sessions and clinical simulation activities.…
NSB412 Clinical Elective This unit aims to enhance final year students' ability to practice competently in a range of clinical situations. Students are provided with the opportunity to consolidate and extend their knowledge and skills by undertaking a series of self-directed, problem-based learning packages.The areas covered in the unit are advanced life support,…
NSB602 Pain Management and Nursing Practice Making decisions about patient's pain and its management is a key component of nursing practice across a wide variety of patient groups and clinical settings. This unit examines the concept of pain and explores aspects of the nurse's role in relation to pain relief. It builds on introductory concepts that…
NSB603 Introduction to Cardiothoracic Nursing Cardiovascular disorders are commonly encountered by nurses practicing a variety of clinical settings. This unit provides an overview of cardiothoracic nursing and encompasses theoretical concepts specific to this specialty as well as related clinical skills. It builds on introductory concepts that have been addressed earlier in the program through more…
NSB604 Nursing Practice and the Older Person Nurses have an important role in promoting, maintaining and restoring the health of older people and their families across a diversity of settings. Students will be encouraged to examine the independent role of the nurse and their role as a member of multidisciplinary teams. The unit focuses on the role…
PCB272 Radiation Physics Radiographers require a basic knowledge of general physics and more detailed theoretical background to the physical basis behind the equipment design, construction and materials and the increasing technological support for developing modalities. The aim of this unit is to provide students with an understanding of radiation physics related to x-ray…
PCB675 Radiation Safety and Biology Medical radiations procedures are the principal cause of non background radiation exposure. It is therefore important that you understand potential hazards of exposure to ionising radiation and techniques of protection. An understanding of relevant codes of practice is also required. The aim of this unit is to provide you with…
PCN211 Physics of Medical Imaging Most medical imaging modalities now produce images in digital form. These digital images frequently undergo processing such as enhancement, registration, fusion and 3D reconstruction. Digital image processing and 3D image visualisation techniques are also extensively used in nuclear medicine and radiotherapy planning. Consequently, computing, numerical methods and digital image processing…
PCN212 Radiotherapy This unit provides an overview of the application of physics to radiotherapy including theoretical and practical aspects of the major topics in radiotherapy physics. The unit builds on your previous knowledge of radiation physics and applies it to radiotherapy.…
PUB101 Introduction to Clinical Classification Clinical classification (clinical coding) is one of the major speciality tasks of a health information management service in a hospital. This unit will introduce you to the skills required to become entry-level coding practitioners. Through some practical application of the principles and techniques to code diagnoses and procedures, you will…
PUB202 Advanced Clinical Classification This unit will allow you to build on your skills in the application and rules for classification of diseases and health interventions using the International Classification of Diseases 10th revision Australian modification (ICD-10-AM), the Australian Classification of Health Interventions and the Australian Coding Standards. You will refine skills in abstraction…
PUB326 Introduction to Epidemiology Epidemiology is the basic scientific method of public health. It is the study of the distribution and determinants of diseases, health conditions, or events among populations and the application of interventions to control health problems. Epidemiological methods are used to generate the evidence base for clinicians, health promotion specialists, health…
PUB359 Health Information Management This unit will provide the student with an understanding of the management and operating principles of health information services.…
PUB364 Transition to Professional Health Information Management Practice This unit recognises that you are about to transition from university to health information management practice and that you will need to sustain your professional and educational development. Accordingly, this final semester unit provides a dual platform for transition to practice and independent professional development…
PUB368 Integrated Health Information Management Practice The aim of this unit is to develop high level, practical Health Information Management skills in a range of health care settings. Increased understanding of the various roles that health information managers play in the health care system is emphasised through work integrated learning experiences. Students will undertake project work…
PUB406 Health Promotion Practice This unit ties together the fundamental health promotion knowledge learnt in PUB215 Public Health Practice, and PUB530 Health Education and Behaviour Change, to introduce students to the range of strategies available to a health promotion practitioner. The unit promotes an appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches, as…
PUB416 Research Methods An understanding of research methods is essential in the training of all public health professionals. This unit explores quantitative methods in a variety of health research projects, examining conceptualisation of research questions and hypotheses, core elements of experimental and quasi-experimental designs, and various approaches to the collection, management and analysis…
PUB545 Health Policy, Planning and Advocacy This unit consolidates knowledge of health policy development and reform and the processes that translate policy into public health practice. Topics covered include translating a health policy into a plan for professional practice; critical examination of advocacy processes and the impact on policies; planning and evaluating the impact of programs;…
PUB565 International Health International health will broaden student's understanding of global health systems and programs, providing an advanced level analysis that explores systems and methods that have been devised to address population health problems in developing and developed countries. Students examine the historic context of the international health movement from the early 1900s…
PUN015 Environmental Management and Sustainability This unit supports students develop advanced skills and knowledge necessary to manage environmental and sustainability issues in a wide range of organisations. Topics covered in this unit include: sustainability; energy, water and waste minimisation; environmental auditing; compliance monitoring and corporate reporting; rehabilitation and remediation processes; heritage conservation; and environmental economics,…
PUN017 Health Planning and Evaluation This unit is an introduction to the principles and practice of integrated health planning and the evaluation of the effectiveness of health policies and services. This unit will cover the spectrum of planning including the identification of the planning context, data to inform planning, the planning process, articulation of the…
PUN103 Advanced Epidemiology This unit's aim is the mastery of key principles and concepts of research design. There has been an increasing demand for evidence based health research, and an increasing trend towards research that considers complex biological, environmental and societal inter-relationships. Recent developments in epidemiology have contributed novel research designs and statistical…
PUN452 Disaster Planning and Preparedness This unit seeks to develop your in depth understanding and ability to evaluate the systems, structures and processes required to ensure health services and the communities they serve are prepared for disasters that threaten the health and wellbeing of the community.…
PUN454 Leadership in Disaster Management This unit develops your capacity to lead and manage a health service that is prepared and capable of managing a major incident. It is intended for those who are likely to be responsible for designing response arrangements, instructing others in those arrangements and for managing the health service strategically throughout…
PUN688 International Health Policy and Management This unit focuses on the international political and social context of health policy development. Drawing on case studies globally, several key concepts in health and challenges are critically examined to highlight the complexities involved in policy making. This unit will also cover how to evaluate a health program and the…
PUN704 Health Management Internship This unit takes an experiential approach to synthesise your knowledge of health care systems and skills of investigation and analysis of complex information, problems to contribute to professional practice and scholarship. This unit involves placement in a health service or health policy organisation and the planning and execution of a…
PUP034 Health Promotion 3: Program Planning This unit further develops your knowledge, skills, and application of health promotion programming principles. In the unit you will build upon your work in PUP032 and PUP038 to create a comprehensive health promotion program proposal based on a health promotion planning framework. With a large portion of health promotion work…
PUP037 Health Promotion 4: Program Evaluation This unit further develops your knowledge, skills, and application of health promotion programming principles. In the unit you will build upon your work in PUP032, PUP038 and PUP034 to create a health program evaluation proposal using an internationally recognised evaluation framework. Evaluation is a crucial aspect of health promotion and…
PYB054 Psychology and Gender This unit asks 'What is gender?'. It includes theories of gender; male and female; masculine and feminine; roles versus power; counselling issues; old and new paradigms; history of psychology of gender; sexuality; mothers and fathers; psychology constructs the female; psychology in patriarchal discourse; family therapy theory and feminist critiques; psychological…
PYB067 Human Sexuality This unit explores historical approaches to studying, explaining and regulating human sexuality with an awareness of the social nature of definitions of 'normal' or 'acceptable' sexual behaviours. Students critically examine definitions of 'healthy' or 'morally acceptable' or 'normal' sexuality. Different models of sexuality are considered with an emphasis on contemporary…
PYB102 Introduction to Psychology 1b Introduction to Psychology 1B extends the introduction provided in Introduction to Psychology 1A to psychology as the scientific study of human behaviour. This unit introduces students to the basic biological and psychological processes underlying perception, memory, learning, problem solving, consciousness, and language. In addition, research participation experience is provided to…
PYB159 Alcohol and Other Drug Studies This unit aims to give students an understanding of the extent of substance abuse in our community: who uses what, where and when; the models that have been advanced for understanding substance abuse; the intervention and therapeutic models utilised within the field; the effects of substance abuse, physiologically, socially and…
PYB202 Social and Organisational Psychology People are social beings. Their thoughts, feelings and actions are influenced by the real, imagined or implied presence of others. To obtain greater insight into people's behaviour, it is essential to investigate scientifically the relationship between the individual and the group. We will study the effects of the individual within…
PYB203 Developmental Psychology This unit provides an introduction to life span developmental psychology. It unit covers the major theories of life span development and includes biological, social and cognitive aspects of development from birth through to old age. It emphasises the interdependency of all aspects of development and the importance of the physical,…
PYB204 Perception and Cognition Cognitive psychology is a major empirical and theoretical area of psychology which explores the processes and structures involved at each stage of information processing within the brain. The structures and processes involved in perception provide the brain with its basic information about both the external world and many of the…
PYB208 Counselling Theory and Practice 1 This unit develops the student's knowledge of the counselling process and skills and provides practice in changing the ways in which people express, conceptualise and respond to their concerns. It builds upon the communication skills and concepts introduced in PYB007 and introduces a range of counselling approaches. It emphasises skills…
PYB215 Forensic Psychology and the Law Forensic Psychology is readily acknowledged as one of the fastest growing areas of psychology in the world. Psychologists are now involved significantly in policing, judicial procedures and correctional processes. By its very nature the study of psychology and law draws from a wide multi-disciplinary base for the application of specialised…
PYB257 Group Work This unit provides the skills and content to plan, organise and facilitate group sessions. It applies Kolberg's inductive learning cycle to organise and facilitate group experiences. It develops intervention skills for managing group development, decision making and conflicts. Ethical issues in group practice are also examined.…
PYB260 Psychopharmacology of Addictive Behaviour This unit aims to develop and extend your understanding of issues relating to behavioural pharmacology. This unit focuses predominantly on those substances that are commonly associated with addiction, including substances used in the treatment of addictive behaviours and mental illness. The context for learning aout specific substances is built on…
PYB301 Psychology in the Community: Placement The aim of this unit is enable you to develop your work-literacy and work-readiness, by providing opportunities to apply psychological knowledge in workplace contexts, supported by activities that promote critical reflection on your learning and workplace practices. Your participation in this unit requires you to establish, conduct, and complete an…
PYB302 Advanced Social and Organisational Psychology Psychology can serve an important role in the wider community in addressing social issues, and improving people's lives at work. This unit helps build your knowledge and skills in social and organisational psychology, helping you develop your capacity to use psychology to make positive changes in organisations and in society.…
PYB304 Physiological Psychology -
PYB306 Psychopathology -
PYB307 Health Psychology This unit examines the psychological dimension of physical illness, health, and health care. There is a strong focus on health psychology in an Australian context with particular emphasis on cross-cultural and indigenous health-related issues. The unit examines definitions of health and health psychology; the role of health psychology; the determinants…
PYB309 Individual Differences and Assessment -
PYB356 Counselling Theory and Practice 2 This unit focuses on the common facilitative factors within a counselling process paying attention to the person of the therapist and the counselling relationship. In order to respond appropriately and therapeutically to the needs of their clients, counsellors must have a clear understanding of the social and interactive processes which…
PYB358 Advanced Developmental Psychology This unit advances your understanding of major theories and methods in the study of human development, with a specific emphasis on development in childhood, adolescence and adulthood, including late adulthood. As a unit that focuses on the application of developmental theories and research it builds on the knowledge and skills…
PYB359 Introduction to Family Therapy Family therapy, based on a systemic or relationship understanding of human problems, has been one of the most significant influences in the fields of counselling and psychology in recent times. With the increasing emphasis on the family as a focus for social policy, support services, research, and intervention, it is…
PYB360 Interventions for Addictive Behaviours Addictive behaviours, in the form of alcohol-dependence, substance abuse and gambling, are recognised as major problems nationally and internationally. This unit focuses predominantly on psychological aspects of addictive behaviours. To establish a framework for learning, classes initially review issues relating to psychological models of addiction and methods of studying addictive…
PYB372 Traffic Psychology and Behaviour -
PYB374 Applying Traffic Psychology This unit is an elective unit within the Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology). The unit focuses on understanding human factors in road safety with an emphasis on the strategies and programs that have been used in an attempt to modify road user behaviour. The unit provides an overview of the…
SWB200 Working in Human Service Organisations This unit critically examines professional roles within the organisational context of Human Service and Social Work practice. Using an approach that combines traditional classes with an experiential approach, it examines the professional role, organisational requirements, student developmental needs, motivations, and personal responses to these factors in the Human Service/Social Work…
SWB214 Group and Team Practice Skills Working collaboratively and effectively with colleagues and clients in groups and teams is a key skill in human services and social work practice, particularly when working with vulnerable and often marginalised groups across diverse settings. This unit provides you with an opportunity to gain a fundamental understanding of the dynamics…
SWB219 Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Social Work and Human Service Practice The legal dimensions of practice range from the nature of legislative provisions to the legal accountabilities of direct practice. Practitioners often work with vulnerable and/or marginalised persons, groups and communities and need to understand the law as both context and as a dynamic resource with which they can engage. Legal…
SWB220 Practice Theories In line with the orientation of the social work and human service courses as a whole, this unit emphasises the conceptual component of your developing personal and professional practice framework integral to working effectively with a range of services users in a variety of different contexts. It is essential that…
SWB221 Professional Practice Processes and Assessment Human service and social work students must build foundational knowledge and skills in core practice processes and assessment. This unit begins that foundation through focusing on integration of theory and practice. Because of its importance in preparing you to undertake professional placements, the unit is strategically located in second year.…
SWB222 Advanced Communication for Social Work and Human Services Developed interpersonal communication skills are the cornerstone for both personal and professional relationships. Human service and social work in a broad sense, aim to help people in their struggle for self- determination and social justice. At a fundamental level, the struggle for independence, justice and empowerment is facilitated by interpersonal…
SWB304 Child Protection and Family Practice This unit contributes to the aims of the social work and human services courses by extending and deepening your knowledge for practice with children and families. In particular you will extend and apply understandings related to child development and family process, cultural safety and the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres…
SWB306 People, Community and Disability Social work and human service practitioners must have the relevant professional knowledge and skills to understand the impact of disability, chronic conditions and health-related issues experienced by people and encountered in the community. The experience of disablement, chronic conditions or health-related issues can universally impact on people of any age…
SWB307 Youth Services Practice This unit focuses on a wide range of practice contexts relevant to work in services for young people. Increasingly professionals working with young people or in agencies concerned with or impacting on young people require expertise about specific issues and practice responses. This expertise may be related to a particular…
SWB312 International Social Work This unit illustrates the scope of social work practice by applying social work knowledge, skills and values to a range of international and regional issues. You will explore the relationship between core social work principles and values and global international issues including social justice, human rights, development assistance, aid and…
SWB319 Socio Legal Practice Social Work plays a dominant and increasingly important role in the legal system .Social Work informs and assists the Court and Tribunals in a number of jurisdictions including juvenile justice, child protection, family law, criminal matters and administrative review Increasingly Social Work is at the forefront of facilitating Court Diversionary…
SWB405 Advanced Social Work Project This unit enables students to undertake an in-depth study on an approved topic relevant to social work practice. To enable this, students will extend their knowledge and skills in undertaking various aspects of the research process as this relates to their investigation.…
SWH311 Mental Health and Social Work Social workers need knowledge and skill to support their understanding and capacity to intervene and/or support individuals, families, groups and communities affected by mental illness or disorder. While social workers across the range of practice fields require this knowledge and these skills, those working in agencies that provide treatment for…
SWH400 Policy Skills for Professional Practice Social workers and human service workers must have a thorough understanding of the macro policy context and the structure of government, an awareness of political institutions and policy actors in Australia, policy-writing and research, policy-making processes, budgetary considerations and strategies for change. An appreciation of the 'art' and extent of…
SWH401 Research Methods for Professional Practice This unit equips you with knowledge and skills to investigate models of service and practice questions and to develop recommendations for change. A range of particular methods for developing, evaluating and improving models of social service and social care delivery will be examined including reflective practice, participatory action research, service…
SWH404 Complexity in Social Work and Human Services Practice Social work and human service practitioners are often faced with presenting issues which display a high level of complexity. For example, in direct practice it is common for individual difficulties to include multiple dimensions which may be categorised as relating to mental health, homelessness, disability, family conflict, unlawful behaviour, poverty,…
SWN002 Researching Trends, Challenges and Opportunities This unit describes and analyses the characteristics and workforce of the human services sector, along with the purpose, roles and methods of social workers within it. Current issues affecting the profession are examined with particular emphasis on the dynamic interplay of existing social, economic and political events and their implications…
SWN019 Research Skills for Social Change This unit develops your knowledge and skills in terms of research and scholarship relevant to the social work profession. The role of research in social work is to provide a sound knowledge and evidence base for practice. The unit covers approaches to social inquiry, the role of social theory, methodology,…
SWN020 Practice Research Project This unit scaffolds the design and undertaking of a research project of significance to social work. This unit synthesises the knowledge and skills you will have gained earlier in your studies, in particular your methodological skills taught in SWN019 Research Skills for Social Work. Within this unit you will design…
XNB251 Nutrition Science Nutrition Science investigates the biochemistry and physiology of macro and micronutrients and their manipulation in the prevention and management of nutrition problems in individuals, groups and populations. It integrates nutrition knowledge with the science of biochemistry and physiology, and provides the foundation on which further studies of nutrition and dietetics…
XNB252 Nutrition across the Lifecycle This unit covers nutrition as it relates to the life-cycle phases beginning with pre-conception and continuing with each major life stage through to old age. This unit further develops your knowledge of nutrition to an intermediate level and concentrates on the promotion of health and prevention of disease. The unit…
XNB271 Foundations of Motor Control, Learning and Development This unit introduces students to the behavioural and neural bases of movement control through an examination of the central nervous and neuromuscular systems, hierarchical control, human information processing and dynamical systems. It covers elements of sensory mechanisms related to movement. Foundations of motor learning and adaptation are introduced, linking underlying…
XNB272 Biomechanics An ever-increasing range of qualitative and quantitative information about human performance is available, whether in sport or rehabilitation data extracted from workplace or research studies. Extracting key information from this data to support decision-making is an important process, particularly with the increasing demand for evidence-based practice. This is essential in…
XNB273 Exercise Physiology 1 This unit describes the immediate physiological responses to exercise, and the adaptations that occur with long-term exercise training. Exercise places a demand on the human body to provide sufficient energy to perform. The metabolic, hormonal, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems must adapt to meet the challenge of homeostasis. The active skeletal…
XNB277 Exercise and Sports Nutrition This unit builds on the nutrition unit in first year (XNB151) and applies the nutritional principles to the sport and exercise setting.…
XNB282 Resistance Training A practising exercise or sport scientist is expected to understand both theoretical and practical competency in understanding movement characteristics and prescribing exercise which develops functional capacity. The resistance training unit has a focus on prescribing and delivering resistance training exercises to enhance strength and conditioning for healthy populations.…
XNB283 Wellness Processes and Strategies This unit examines the adoption of health behaviours that contribute to the attainment of optimal health, wellness and quality of life. It reviews how various dimensions of health and fitness together form the basis of an individual's well-being, and traces the achievement of a high level of wellness through awareness,…
XNB350 Community and Public Health Nutrition This unit is in the third year of your program and is core to your development in the area of community and public health nutrition an essential competency for both nutritionists and dietitians. It explores issues in public health nutrition and provides you with the necessary skills to undertake program…
XNB351 Medical Nutrition Therapy 1 This unit develops your knowledge and skills in the application of the nutrition care process to the nutritional management of disease. The unit focuses on the application of critical thinking in the nutritional management of individual clients including assessment, diagnosis, practical food-based advice and evaluation. This unit is only for…
XNB354 Medical Nutrition Therapy 2 This unit consolidates your knowledge and skills in the application of the nutrition care process to the nutritional management of disease focussing on more complex cases and/or co-morbidities. The application of critical thinking in the nutritional management of individual clients includes the assessment, diagnosis, practical food based advice and evaluation.…
XNB355 Nutrition Assessment This unit will develop your knowledge, skills and application for nutrition and diet-related data collection methods at the individual, group and population level. It will continue to develop your ability to write a systematic review by identifying, synthesising and applying evidence to practice problems across the continuum of care and…
XNB370 Performance Analysis This unit applies the theories and concepts in exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control and functional anatomy to analysing and monitoring human performance. It integrates the use of technology to collect, analyse and interpret data for athletes and coaches and provides you with skills that can be applied in the sports…
XNB371 Motor Control and Learning 2 This is an advanced unit which provides an in-depth view of theories and concepts in motor learning and control; how we control actions in both everyday and skilled behaviours, and how this capability is acquired. This course provides a multidisciplinary perspective, drawing on research from psychology, neuroscience, biomechanics, robotics, neural…
XNB372 Biomechanics 2 This unit includes the following: measurement techniques within biomechanics; analysis of force systems; photographic, goniometric andaelectrographic analysis of movement; an introduction to viscoelasticity and biological materials; material properties; mass and inertial characteristics of the human body; applied aspects of biomechanics undertaken from a research project perspective…
XNB373 Exercise Physiology 2 This unit examines the integrated regulation of the organ system examined in Exercise Physiology 1. Within this integrated perspective current research areas will be highlighted, including but not limited to (1) exercise performance and environmental stress, (2) special aids to exercise training and performance, and (3) limitations to exercise in…
XNB375 Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology The application of psychological techniques and processes in sport and exercise explores theory, research and practice of methods that facilitate participation, enjoyment and optimum performance through enhancing the psychological knowledge and skills of coaches, athletes, parents, exercisers, fitness professionals, and athletic trainers. The practice of applied exercise/sport psychology involves individual…
XNB380 Cardiorespiratory and Metabolic Disorders This unit builds on foundation units to examine selected disorders of human movement that have a cardiorespiratory or metabolic basis. The unit identifies major features of each disease together with assessment methods, and forms the basis for subsequent units in clinical exercise prescription.…
XNB381 Neurological, Psychological and Musculoskeletal Disorders This unit provides you with a knowledge of the principal features of a set of neurological, psychological, and musculoskeletal disorders that prevent, limit or modify a person's capacity to move, and in turn, to undertake different forms of physical activity and exercise. It builds upon the foundational work previously undertaken…
XNB382 Principles of Exercise Prescription A combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills are required to enable the safe and effective prescription of appropriate exercise. This unit is designed to introduce students to these basic theoretical concepts, and to apply them to practical situations. Topics covered will include: health risk appraisal and fitness testing; dose-response…
XNB385 Principles of Exercise Programming This unit provides you with the knowledge and capacity to design and implement safe, effective evidence-based exercise programs for individuals and groups in order to achieve specified goals. It provides you with a structured exposure to exercise programming, covering major forms of exercise and activity modalities, the planning and logistics…
XNH481 Clinical Exercise for Cardiorespiratory, Renal and Metabolic Disorders This unit applies your knowledge and skills developed in XNB380 and XNH386 associated with the assessment and programming of exercise and activity for individuals with cardiorespiratory and metabolic disorders. The unit focuses on the screening, assessment, prescription and evaluation of exercise and activity in the treatment and management of these…
XNH482 Clinical Exercise for Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders This unit applies your knowledge and skills developed in XNB380 and XNH386 associated with the assessment and programming of exercise and activity for individuals with with neurological and musculoskeletal disorders. The unit focuses on the screening, assessment, prescription and evaluation of exercise and activity in the treatment and management of…