HIP100 Introduction to Health and Rehabilitation (8)


This subject encompasses the topics of health, rehabilitation and professional practice. Students are provided with a basic understanding of the fundamental theories, philosophies, concepts and models of health and rehabilitation. Information related to the manner in which environmental, psycho-social and physical factors impact on health and rehabilitation are discussed. Fundamental skills and capabilities that underpin professional and inter-professional practice, such as reflective practice, clinical reasoning, effective communication skills and evidence based practice are also introduced. Finally students’ learning will be enriched and strengthened through participation in a meaningful community service experience combined with instruction and reflection.  

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalAlbury-Wodonga Campus
InternalOrange Campus
DistanceAlbury-Wodonga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HIP100
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sesssionHD/FLSchool of Community Health

Enrolment restrictions

Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss at a basic level the holistic concepts, theories and models of health, disability and rehabilitation
  • be able to explain at an introductory level the processes of clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice
  • be able to explain the value and roles of allied health professions within various service delivery models
  • be able to demonstrate at an introductory level the ability to identify, find and use credible sources of information to support clinical and professional knowledge
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of elementary skills in interdisciplinary communication in a professional context
  • be able to demonstrate elementary skills in reflection on community service and learning
  • be able, at an introductory level, to understand and use appropriate professional and academic language in written communication
  • be able, at an introductory level, to incorporate ethical principles into professional and interprofessional practice


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Models of Health
  • Service delivery models
  • Perspectives on Disabilities
  • Client-centred practice
  • Communication issues in Health and Rehabilitation Practice
  • Basic Principles of Rehabilitation
  • PsychoSocial Factors in Rehabilitation
  • Physical factors in rehabilitation
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Interventions in Health and Rehabilitation
  • Professional practice
  • Reflective practice capabilities

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 5 days duration. Students are required to complete 40 hours of unpaid work with a community organisation of their choice. Through this workplace learning component of the subject students will consolidate their academic learning and develop professional skills through active participation in orgainised service.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.