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TM5571 - Public Health Placement

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

available to all postgraduate Public Health students

This subject will provide students with an opportunity to further integrate their learning gained from previous theoretical subjects. The focus of this subject will be on the student developing a higher level of professional skills and competencies, and further advancing their reasoning skills and reflective practices through the integration of practical and course components. As part of this subject, students will complete a minimum of 152 hours (4 weeks at 38 hrs) of advanced supervised fieldwork placements with flexible support from the university. The placement will enable the student to apply, develop, analyse and integrate the theories, principles and practice of public health in a variety of settings. The placement may not be undertaken as part of the student's routine paid employment activities.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify, describe and analyse the public health issues in their chosen setting using appropriate public health theory;
  • prioritise the public health issues in their chosen setting;
  • describe how to use the available resources to obtain the best public health outcomes in their chosen setting;
  • be able to discuss the impact of local and national policies and politics on the incidence and management of identified public health issues in their chosen setting;
  • demonstrate that they are aware of the ethical and cultural aspects of provision of health care in their chosen setting.
Prerequisites: TM5515 AND TM5516 AND TM5502 AND (TM5513 OR TM5563) AND (TM5525 OR TM5514)

Availabilities

Townsville, Placement/work experience, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Richard Franklin.
Contact hours:
    • 4 weeks professional experience
    Assessment: learning plan (30%); risk management plan via risk ware (10%); placement portfolio, including analytical reasoning and reflective journal on learning (60%).
    Special Assessment Requirements: Hurdle requirement: Letter from sponsor verifying attendance and activities

    Townsville, Placement/work experience, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Richard Franklin.
    Contact hours:
      • 4 weeks professional experience
      Assessment: learning plan (30%); risk management plan via risk ware (10%); placement portfolio, including analytical reasoning and reflective journal on learnings (60%).
      Special Assessment Requirements: Hurdle requirement: Letter from sponsor verifying attendance and activities

      Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.