Bachelor of Health Science (Physician Assistant)

Bachelor of Health Science (Physician Assistant)

Administration and Availability Information

Year

2012

Course Code

102010

Version

1

Faculty

Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Honours

Admission Requirements

QTAC Pre-requisites

Health related degree or other qualification as approved by the Head of School, Medicine and Dentistry that meets the following minimum entry requirements: A minimum of 2 years full time (or equivalent part time) clinical experience in a healthcare setting that includes direct patient contact. Demonstrated Commitment from a preceptor prepared to supervise practice during the course. Applicants must have written confirmation from a clinical preceptor stating

that they will provide clinical supervision for the duration of the course.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Post admission requirements

Hepatitis B immunisation: Students must provide evidence of being immune to Hepatitis B. A blood-borne viral disease may result in a student’s inability to obtain a placement in a Queensland Health facility and consequently may result in their inability to complete the requirements of the course as accredited by the relevant professional accrediting body. If a student has not complied with the above requirement before the start of their first placement (which, for this course, will be the first day of teaching), their enrolment will be terminated immediately. For more information, refer to:

JCU Infectious Diseases Policy and Immunisation Guidelines Clinical placement/ professional practice: This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements (which, for this course, will begin on the first day of teaching). Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense. (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements). For more information, refer to:

Review of a Student’s Suitability to Continue a Course Involving Placement Suitability to Work with Children Card (blue card): This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. Students are required to obtain Suitability to Work with Children Card (which involves a criminal history check undertaken by the Queensland Police) before the start of the first placement (which, for this course, will begin on the first day of teaching). Students must retain a current Suitability to Work with Children Card for the duration of their course, as failure to do so will result in the termination of their admission to the course. For more information, refer to:

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Current First Aid and CPR certificate: Candidates must hold a current First Aid Certificate before undertaking professional or clinical placements (which, for this course, will begin on the first day of teaching). Candidates are responsible for any costs associated

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

72

Additional course rules

Not applicable

Additional completion requirements

Not applicable

Course Structure

Core Subjects

Level 1

MX1001:12 Physician Assistant Studies 1

MX1002:12 Physician Assistant Studies 2

Level 2

MX2001:12 Physician Assistant Studies 3

MX2002:12 Physician Assistant Studies 4

Level 3

MX3001:3 Physician Assistant Studies 5

MX3002:9 Physician Assistant Studies 6

MX3003:12 Physician Assistant Studies 7

Candidature

Expected time to complete

3 years full-time, not available part-time

Maximum time to complete

5 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

A candidate may not, except with the approval of the Faculty Pro-Vice Chancellor, enrol for any level 2 subjects until 24 credit points of level 1 subjects have been obtained.

A candidate may not, except with the approval of the Faculty Pro-Vice Chancellor, enrol for any level 3 subjects until 24 credit points of level 2 subjects have been obtained.

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Yes

Special assessment requirements

Candidates who fail a mandatory assessment in any subject will be required to undertake further directed learning and complete a supplementary piece of assessment in that subject.

Candidates who fail a supplementary piece of assessment will be required to repeat the relevant year of study.

Accreditation requirements

Not applicable

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Supplementary examinations are available, subject to current School and Faculty policies.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Not eligible

Maximum allowed

Nil

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

This is a joint degree

No

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Not available

Eligibility

Not available

Administration Information

Course Details

Effective date

01/01/2012

Discontinuation date

Stage

Active

Course level

Undergraduate

Course type

Coursework

Abbreviated title

BHlthSc(PhysicianAssistant)

Category type

BAC – Bachelor Pass

Honours

No

Allowable max credit

24 Credit points

FOE code

069900

COS code

1914300000

Alternate course code

BHSB

Liabilities

CS-Commonwealth Supported

ES-Exemption Scholarship

Mode Combination 1

STD/INT/FT

Mode Combination 2

Nil

Self management

Enrol: Yes

Withdraw: No

Selections: Yes

Location: Yes

Attendance: Yes

Administration Details

Owner

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Joint Admin

Not applicable

Coordinator

Mr Allan Forde

Contact

Al.forde@jcu.edu.au

QTAC Codes

MAJOR (if applicable)

CAMPUS

QTAC

N/A

Availability Information


Campus


SPK


Avail


CRICOS

Self
Mgt
ENR

Self
Mgt
WD

Self
Mgt
SEL

Self
Mgt
LOC

Self
Mgt
ATT

Mode
Comb
1

Mode
Comb
2


Liabilities

Available
to
Students

Continuing
Availability

TSV

AP1

1

N/A

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

STD/INT/FT

CS/ES

Y

Y

TSV

AP2

1

N/A

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

STD/INT/FT

CS/ES

Y

Y

Document Modification History

Version No.

Approval Date

Modification Type

Effective Date

1-10

04/2010

Original document

Business Plan

Concept Plan

Full Course Proposal

01/2011