HME710 - Health Management Practicum


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

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

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in M703 to enrol in this unit


Completion of at least 10 units from the MBA (Health Management), of which at least 4 must be ‘H’ coded.

Must have course WAM equal to or greater than 70.



Incompatible with:

MWL701, MWL702, MWL703, MWL704

Study commitment

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


Limited preapproved placements are available for enrolled students but the selection process is competitive.

Placements in self-selected organisations need to meet Unit placement criteria.

Please contact the Unit Chair to enrol into this unit and discuss details of your placement


This unit provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills acquired in their course while developing further skills by undertaking a project located at a host workplace within the health sector. Students identify and negotiate a specific issue in the host workplace, use skills gained from previous units to explore and analyse the issue, and propose a solution. It develops skills in problem identification, research, information gathering, analysis, project management, negotiation and communication. Students who are currently working within the health sector may apply to undertake the Health Management Practicum in their usual place of work. Where appropriate, the Practicum may be undertaken as a team.

The unit requires approximately 120 hours (unpaid) work in the host organisation and approximately 25 hours work on assessment tasks. The Practicum does not normally involve any patient interaction and does not require AHPRA registration although this might be a requirement of some projects with specific organisations. Similarly, some projects could require a Criminal Records Check, a Working with Children Check and/or a non-disclosure agreement.  

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