Health promotion field placements are designed to be diverse and challenging to students that allows them to link theory with practice within the broader community. The Deakin University Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion degree requires students to undertake one placement in their degree that includes a variety of settings across metropolitan Melbourne and provincial Victoria.
Health Promotion encompasses a broad range of areas in society. Examples of agencies that have been involved with hosting health promotion students in previous years are:
- Community Health Services
Caulfield Community Health Service
Whitehorse Community Health Service
Eastern Access Community Health (EACH)
Manningham Community Health Service
Dental Health Services Victoria
Department of Health
- Local government
City of Booroondara
Cardinia Shire Council
Banyule City Council
Monash City Council
- Voluntary Organisations
Asthma Foundation of Victoria
Eating Disorders Victoria
Women's Health East
Youth Empowerment Against HIV/AIDS (Y.E.A.H.)
Throughout the course of the semester, students are required to submit 2 assessment tasks and an additional assessment is given by the agency in the form of a performance evaluation.
1 - Practicum Proposal (20%)
2 - Project report with work book (60%)
3 - Agency evaluation (20%)
The following steps give a brief overview of the practicum placement process.