HSH303 - Health Practicum


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online) 

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

Students must be enrolled in H313, D388, D381 or H300



For H313/D388/D381: HSH323

For H300: Successfully completed at least 16 credit points



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2 x 3 hour seminar (week 1 and week 11); fieldwork x 120 hours (across weeks 1-11 of trimester); opt-in fortnightly Blackboard Collaborate sessions as announced during the trimester.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Please note attendance is strongly recommended (on-campus for Burwood and Geelong students or via Blackboard Collaborate for Cloud students) at the 2 X 3 hour seminars (week 1 and week 11) for all students undertaking HSH303.



Placement allocations commence two weeks prior to the start of the trimester therefore, to ensure access to all placement opportunities, students will be unable to self-enrol after this time. Students enrolling after placement allocation has occurred may have limited options therefore, to request a late enrolment, please email health-wil@deakin.edu.au for further information

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

Police Check and Working with Children Check

Prior to commencing a placement, students are required to obtain a police check. The Faculty of Health Work Integrated Learning Team utilise an online service called ‘Fit2Work’, and students will receive an email with instructions on how to apply. Students should not apply for a police check until they have received this email from Fit2Work.

Some organisations may also require students to obtain a Working with Children check if they will be working directly with children or families whilst on placement.


This is a core public health-health promotion unit and an elective health sciences unit that aims to provide students with an in-depth, working understanding of public health-health promotion and health science principles and approaches in the field. Students are required to undertake a minimum of 120 hours of work experience in a health-related agency. In addition to developing a practical understanding of their field of study, this experience will help students further develop the professional and personal skills required to work in their sector. The practicum component follows one seminar session covering: the expectations of the unit, and overview of project management; and an introduction to workplace organisation and context. 

Hurdle requirement

  • Supervisor's report - Pass/Fail

Unit Fee Information

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