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TM5571 - Public Health Placement

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

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

  • on successful completion of this subject students will be able to: develop knowledge, skills and professional attributes required for safe and effective practice as a Public Health Practitioner.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to place their research in a broader (preferably international)theoretical, practical and policy context.;
  • The ability to think laterally and be original;
  • The ability to conceptualise problems;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems;
  • The ability to encompass and use methods and conceptual advances in areas of knowledge cognate to their central area(s) of expertise;
  • The ability to evaluate and extrapolate from the outcomes of their research;
  • The ability to plan, conduct and manage research in their discipline;
  • The ability to identify and take serendipitous advantage of research opportunities;
  • The potential to lead and contribute to projects effectively and efficiently;
  • The ability to conduct their research in an ethical manner;
  • The ability to communicate the methodology, results and implications of their research in a manner appropriate to different purposes and audiences;
  • The ability to make constructive contributions to project teams or collegial activities;
  • The potential to resolve conflicts.

Availabilities

Townsville, Study Period 1, Placement/work experience
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Professor Kerrianne Watt.
Workload expectations:
  • 4 weeks professional experience
Assessment: learning plan (25%); letter from sponsor verifying attendance and activities (5%); placement portfolio, including analytical reasoning and reflections on learning (70%).
Special Assessment Requirements: none

Townsville, Study Period 2, Placement/work experience
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Professor Kerrianne Watt.
Workload expectations:
  • 4 weeks professional experience
Assessment: learning plan (25%); letter from sponsor verifying attendance and activities (5%); placement portfolio, including analytical reasoning and reflections on learning (70%).

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.