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HSH324 - Integrated Learning for Practice


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Claire Henderson-Wilson
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in D391, H300


HSH219 and HSH323



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 - cloud:

2 hour fortnightly seminars


Department of Human Services policy - Police Record Check and Working With Children Check

In accordance with Department of Human Services policy, all students are required to undertake a National Police Record Check prior to clinical placements in each calendar year of their course.

In accordance with the Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, amended 2017, all students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check at the commencement of their course. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to the commencement of clinical placement will not be able to undertake clinical placement and this will impede progress in the course.

Students may also be required to declare their immunisation status to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience. A health organisation may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student’s immunisation status is not satisfactory to the health organisation.


Students in the Bachelor of Health Science complete this ‘capstone’ unit, which is designed to assess course outcomes and graduate attributes, at the end of their course. In a small multidisciplinary team, students undertake an applied problem-based project for a client who may be real or imagined. The unit requires students to integrate and synthesise prior knowledge and learning between the Bachelor of Health Science core sequence and their majors, to connect and integrate their learning for use in the real world. They are supported in this by learning about project management, team work and professional communication, including report writing. Projects require self-management, teamwork and independence as learners. The capstone is designed to enhance graduates' university-to-work transition needs (or undergraduate-to-higher-degree needs). The final assessment requires students to produce explicit evidence of their graduate capabilities.


These are the Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit.

At the completion of this unit successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities GLO2: Communication GLO4: Critical thinking GLO5: Problem solving GLO7: Teamwork


Apply knowledge from Health Sciences majors

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


Communicate across groups, modes (i.e. written, oral, technology) and disciplines 

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities GLO2: Communication GLO3: Digital literacy


Demonstrate the use of evidence based and ethical professional practice in health sciences within a range of contexts 

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities GLO2: Communication GLO6: Self-management GLO8: Global citizenship


Present individual competencies via professional written documents and verbally, demonstrating personal and professional career readiness

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities GLO2: Communication GLO6: Self-management

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1: Individual task: Project Proposal/Brief (1000 words) 1000 words 25%
  • Week 5
Assessment 2: Individual task: tailoring a health job application - Cover Letter and Short video interview Cover Letter 500 words and Short video interview: 6 minutes, equivalent to 500 words 25%
  • Week 9
Assessment 3: Group task: report on 'product' completed by the team  2000 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.

Hurdle requirement

  • Submission of group ‘product’ and group statement of contribution - ungraded

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: HSH324 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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