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HSH303 - Public Health and Health Promotion Practicum

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in H313, D381, or D388

Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Sonia Nuttman

Trimester 2: Greer Lamaro Haintz

Trimester 3: Sonia Nuttman



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 3 hour seminar (week 1 and week 11); fieldwork x 120 hours (across weeks 1-11 of trimester)


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery


This is a core public health-health promotion unit that aims to provide students with an in-depth, working understanding of public health-health promotion principles and approaches in the field. Students are required to undertake a minimum of 120 hours of work experience in a health-related agency. In addition to developing a practical understanding of public health-health promotion, this experience will help students further develop the professional and personal skills required to work in a public health-health promotion role. The practicum component follows one seminar session covering: the expectations of the unit, and overview of project management; and an introduction to workplace organisation and context.


Assessment task 1: Practicum plan (1200 words) 30%

Assessment task 2: Reflective journal (1800 words) 40%

Assessment task 3: Resume (1000 words) 30%


Hurdle requirement

Supervisor's report - Pass/Fail


Department of Human Services policy - Police Record Check and Working With Children Check

In accordance with Department of Human Services policy, all students are required to undertake a National Police Record Check prior to clinical placements in each calendar year of their course.

In accordance with the Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, amended 2017, all students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check at the commencement of their course. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to the commencement of clinical placement will not be able to undertake clinical placement and this will impede progress in the course.

Students may also be required to declare their immunisation status to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience. A health organisation may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student’s immunisation status is not satisfactory to the health organisation.

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