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HLTH3050 – Health Placement

2020 – Session 1, Intensive attendance, North Ryde

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Fernando Hincapie
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
(120cp at 1000 level or above including HLTH2000 or HLTH200) or (130cp and admission to BHumanSc or BPsychBHumanSc or BPsych(Hons)BHumanSc) or (30cp in EDUC or ECHE units at 3000 level) or (130cp including 80cp of PSYU units and admission to BSc) and permission by special approval.
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
This unit provides an off-campus, work-integrated learning experience in a health-related context. Placements may be undertaken in a range of areas (such as health policy, planning, promotion, research, service development, advocacy, and education) and across a range of sectors (such as government, non-profit, community-based, industry, and professional organisations). Students may complete an organisational project during their placement, such as researching and writing a report on a specific issue, or are involved in the delivery of service provision. As far as possible, placements are arranged in accordance with each student's background, skills, experience, professional and academic interests, and career aspirations.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Plan, negotiate and produce a project management plan.
  • ULO2: Gather, organise, analyse and synthesise the background information.
  • ULO3: Distinguish and apply appropriate communication modes, verbal and written for key stakeholders.
  • ULO4: Judge and implement appropriate personal contribution to workplace teamwork.
  • ULO5: Generate and monitor self management plan in relation to e.g. time management, problem solving, communication with supervisor.
  • ULO6: Critique, review and reflect on the process of the placement, the health or community issue and the student learning experience.
  • ULO7: Review career and study wishes and options.

Assessment Tasks

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Delivery and Resources

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THREE FULL DAY WORKSHOPS PLUS 70 HOURS PLACEMENT

WORKSHOP 1: Pre-placement workshop, overview of unit; presentation of placements; how to get the most out of your placement; unit assessment; preparing project management plans.

WORKSHOP 2: Placement progress reports; preparation of placement presentations.

WORKSHOP 3: Placement presentations; finalising placements, preparing post-placement reports.

Unit Schedule

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WORKSHOP 1: 4 MARCH 2020, 7 WALLY'S WALK ROOM 149. 9AM TO 4PM

WORKSHOP 2: 1 APRIL 2020, 7 WALLY'S WALK ROOM 149. 9AM TO 4PM

WORKSHOP 3: 13 MAY 2020, 7 WALLY'S WALK ROOM 149. 9AM TO 4PM

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Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central).

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/study/getting-started/student-conduct​

Results

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Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

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