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HSH303 - Public Health and Health Promotion Practicum

Unit details

Year2017 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: Rebecca Patrick

Trimester 2: Greer Lamaro Haintz

Trimester 3: Rebecca Patrick



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour seminar (conducted prior to the commencement of trimester), 1 x 3 hour seminar (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

Unit Fee Information

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