Lecturer talking to studentsHealth 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.

Settings for placement

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
  • Government
    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
    Lifesaving Victoria
    Women's Health East
    Youth Empowerment Against HIV/AIDS (Y.E.A.H.)
Assessment Requirements

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%)

Fieldwork process:

The following steps give a brief overview of the practicum placement process.

Step 1

expressions of interest from agencies

Step 2

Student/Agency allocation

Step 3

Student contacts agency

Step 4

Student/Agency meeting & agreement

Step 5

Placement confirmation

Step 6

Placement commences

Step 7

University contact with agency

Step 8

Agency Evaluation

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