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, wellbeing, disability and rehabilitation, and of health care delivery, from a variety of cultural perspectives. Information related to the manner in which environmental, economic, cultural, social and geographical factors impact on health and rehabilitation are discussed. Fundamental skills and capabilities that underpin professional and inter-professional practice, such as academic literacy, cultural competency, reflective practice, professional and clinical reasoning, effective communication skills and evidence based practice are also introduced. Students will consolidate their learning, and apply their knowledge and skills, through participation in a meaningful community service experience. 

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineAlbury-Wodonga Campus
On CampusAlbury-Wodonga Campus
On CampusOrange Campus
On CampusPort Macquarie
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 professional and clinical reasoning, and evidence-based practice
  • be able to explain the value and roles of allied health professions within various service delivery approaches
  • be able to discuss at a basic level Indigenous Australian concepts, theories and models of health, wellbeing, disability and rehabilitation, and Indigenous Australian approaches to health service delivery
  • 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 elementary skills in interdisciplinary communication in a professional context
  • be able to demonstrate elementary skills in reflection on community service and learning
  • be able to demonstrate appropriate use of professional and academic language in written communication at an introductory level
  • be able to incorporate ethical principles into professional and interprofessional practice at an introductory level
  • be able to describe the nature of culture and cultural competency
  • be able to describe their own cultural values and attitudes and how explain how these inform their personal beliefs and practices


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Models of health, wellbeing, disability, rehabilitation
  • Social, cultural, political, economic, geographical and environmental determinants of health, wellbeing and rehabilitation outcomes
  • Health service delivery models
  • Person-centred practice
  • Working in a health care team, with emphasis on communication
  • Basic principles of rehabilitation
  • Professional practice - with emphasis on clinical reasoning, ethics, evidence based practice, cultural competency, reflective practice
  • Academic literacy

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 4 days duration. Students are required to complete 30 hours of unpaid work with a community organisation of their choice. This workplace learning experience will enable students to consolidate their academic learning and develop professional skills through active participation in organised service.


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 23 February 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.