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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:
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 (25%)
2 - Project report with work book (55%)
3 - Agency evaluation (20%)
The following steps give a brief overview of the practicum placement process.