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HSH212 - Professional Practice


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Rebecca Stockdale




Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 2 hour online seminar per week


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


This unit assists students to develop a range of health promotion professional practice skills necessary for effective health promotion action on the range of determinants of health.

The unit consists of two modules.

Module 1 covers community and stakeholder engagement and partnerships. It also explores career planning in relation to health promotion and public health.

Module 2 covers project management and grant writing. Students will focus their attention on the participation and inclusion of vulnerable population groups within Australia, in a community health setting.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Explain the principles and theories of community engagement and capacity building as they relate to health promotion and public health.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication


Understand and apply the principles of reflective practice to learning for the unit.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving


Identify and explain ways to monitor and evaluate community based programs.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving


Apply the knowledge gained in the unit with respect to community engagement, capacity building and program management.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management


Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1: a) Audio-visual reflection of health worker interview b) partnerships report 10 minute audio-visual reflection and 1000 word report 50%
  • Week 6
Assessment 2: Grant application 2,000 words 50%
  • Week 11 

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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