PBHL13003 - Public Health in Practice A
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

We strongly believe that a Public Health degree should include genuine work experience in a public health workplace setting. In addition to meeting unit requirements, students can use the skills and experinces gained to develop professional networks and to further their career opportunities. The study of this unit will allow students to engage in a structured period of industry placement (240 hours) which will be specifically designed and contractually agreed upon by the student, University and industry partner. The placement will enable students to apply their knowledge of public health program planning and evaluation, whilst developing an understanding of the professional requirements of working as a public health, health promotion or environmental health specialist.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points [not found]
Student Contribution Band [not found]
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load [not found]

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

96 credit points

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Mixed Mode

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 0-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 0 hours of study per week, making a total of 0 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 15%
2. Written Assessment 25%
3. Written Assessment 30%
4. Written Assessment 30%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Nothing to respond to as course runs over 2 terms. Not applicable This course runs over 2 terms.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to undertake a Public Health project using a Participatory Action Research framework.
  2. Negotiate and manage a placement experience through the use of a self-directed learning plan.
  3. Identify, analyse and discuss current and emerging issues relating to working within the field of Public Health.
  4. Critically reflect on learning associated with placement experience.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Written Assessment    
3 - Written Assessment  
4 - Written Assessment    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving  
3. Critical Thinking    
4. Information Literacy        
5. Team Work    
6. Information Technology Competence      
7. Cross Cultural Competence  
8. Ethical practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Written Assessment          
3 - Written Assessment          
4 - Written Assessment        

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks. Note:

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Wordpress Blog (Health Promotion Students)
  • Zoom
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorCatherine O'Mullan (c.omullan@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Introduction to the course.

Week 2 13-03-2017

Work placement

Week 3 20-03-2017

Work placement

Week 4 27-03-2017

Work placement

Week 5 03-04-2017

Work placement

Vacation Week 10-04-2017

Work placement

Week 6 17-04-2017

Work placement

Week 7 24-04-2017

Work placement

Week 8 01-05-2017

Work placement

Week 9 08-05-2017

Work placement

Week 10 15-05-2017

Work placement

Week 11 22-05-2017

Work placement

Week 12 29-05-2017

Work placement

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment task 1: Placement negotiation
Task Description
ALL Students: Completion of a placement document in collaboration with their workplace supervisor. A template and further details for each cohort will be provided on the Moodle site.
Assessment Due Date See Moodle site
Return Date to Students Within 2 weeks of submission.
Weighting 15%
Assessment Criteria

Placement plans will be graded against a marking matrix. Further details can be found on the Moodle site.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to undertake a Public Health project using a Participatory Action Research framework.

2. Negotiate and manage a placement experience through the use of a self-directed learning plan.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

ALL Students: A portfolio of work, which includes samples of work undertaken throughout your placement will need to be submitted. Please refer to Moodle site for further details.

Assessment Due Date Please refer to Moodle site for further details.
Return Date to Students Within 2 weeks of submission.
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment will be graded using a marking rubric. Please refer to Moodle site for more information.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to undertake a Public Health project using a Participatory Action Research framework.

2. Negotiate and manage a placement experience through the use of a self-directed learning plan.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

Health Promotion Students: You are required to create and maintain a weblog which demonstrates evidence of progress during your industry placement and reflection about your experiences during the year. Please see Moodle site for further details.

Environmental Health students: You are required to prepare a project proposal for an environmental health project to be conducted during your placement. Please see Moodle site for further details.

Assessment Due Date Please see the Moodle site for more information.
Return Date to Students Within 2 weeks of submission.
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

The assessment will be graded using a making rubric. Please see Moodle site for further information.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

HP Students: Assessment will be marked directly from your blog. EH Students: please submit your proposal online, where it will be graded.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to undertake a Public Health project using a Participatory Action Research framework.

3. Identify, analyse and discuss current and emerging issues relating to working within the field of Public Health.

4. Critically reflect on learning associated with placement experience.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



4 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

Health Promotion Students: Students will need to submit a reflective essay based on their experiences of working in health promotion during their industry placement. Please see Moodle site for more information.

Environmental Health students: Students will submit a report of their project. Please see the Moodle site for more details.

Assessment Due Date Please see Moodle site for further information.
Return Date to Students Within 2 weeks of submission.
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment will be graded using a marking rubric. Please see Moodle site for further information.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Negotiate and manage a placement experience through the use of a self-directed learning plan.

3. Identify, analyse and discuss current and emerging issues relating to working within the field of Public Health.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice




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