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TM5571 - Public Health Placement

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

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.

Availabilities

Townsville, Placement/work experience, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Richard Franklin.
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, Placement/work experience, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Richard Franklin.
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.