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HSH303 - Health Practicum

Year:2020 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Hayley McKenzie
Trimester 2: Greer Lamaro Haintz
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in H313, D381, D388, or H300

To enrol in this unit, please email health-wil@deakin.edu.au for further information. 

Prerequisite:

For H313/D388: HSH323

For H300: Successfully completed at least 16 credit points

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

HSH322

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

2 x 3 hour seminar (week 1 and week 11); fieldwork x 120 hours (across weeks 1-11 of trimester)

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

2 x 3 hour seminar (week 1 and week 11); fieldwork x 120 hours (across weeks 1-11 of trimester) Please note there is compulsory attendance (on-campus for Burwood and Geelong students or via Blackboard Collaborate for Cloud students) at the 2 X 3 hour seminars (week 1 and week 11) for all students undertaking HSH303.

Note:

*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery

Police Check and Working with Children Check

Prior to commencing a placement, students are required to obtain a police check. The Faculty of Health Work Integrated Learning Team utilise an online service called ‘Fit2Work’, and students will receive an email with instructions on how to apply. Students should not apply for a police check until they have received this email from Fit2Work.

Some organisations may also require students to obtain a Working with Children check if they will be working directly with children or families whilst on placement.

Content

This is a core public health-health promotion unit and an elective health sciences unit that aims to provide students with an in-depth, working understanding of public health-health promotion and health science principles and approaches in the field. Students are required to undertake a minimum of 120 hours of work experience in a health-related agency. In addition to developing a practical understanding of their field of study, this experience will help students further develop the professional and personal skills required to work in their sector. The practicum component follows one seminar session covering: the expectations of the unit, and overview of project management; and an introduction to workplace organisation and context. 

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this unit successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Apply the principles, competencies and strategies relevant to public health and health promotion or the Health Science Major in a workplace context

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities GLO3: Digital literacy GLO4: Critical thinking GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO2

Analyse the social, organisational, political and economic context to which your field of study relates.

GLO4: Critical thinking GLO5: Problem solving GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO3

Identify the professional and personal attributes required to work in your field of study.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities GLO6: Self-management

ULO4

Evaluate your academic knowledge of Public Health and Health Promotion or Health Science Major and how such knowledge transfers into practice

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO5

Demonstrate interpersonal skills including negotiation, teamwork, conflict management, decision making and problem-solving

GLO2: Communication GLO6: Self-management GLO7: Teamwork

ULO6

Critically reflect on your work placement and future career aspirations

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Trimester 1:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1: Practicum Plan  1500 words  30%
  • Information not yet available 
Assessment 2: Reflective Journal  1500 words  40%
  • Information not yet available 
Assessment 3: Resume  1000 words  30%
  • Information not yet available 

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

  • Supervisor's report - Pass/Fail

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: https://deakin.rl.talis.com/modules/unitcode.html Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

OR

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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