HSH755 - Postgraduate Health Practicum


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in H704 - Master of Health Economics, H756 - Master of Health and Human Services Management, H757 - Master of Public Health, H759 - Master of Health Promotion

Completion of six (6) HSH7xx units before commencing the practicum.



Incompatible with:


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

Compulsory preparatory seminar (1 day on campus) prior to practicum plus 2 x 1 hour Blackboard Collaborate sessions during the practicum. The unit will comprise placement hours of between 100 to 140 hours, consistent with requirements of post-graduate placements across the university. Note that the pre-placement seminar and completion of other assessments are not included in these hours.


HSH755 Postgraduate Health Practicum provides students with the opportunity to undertake an authentic experience of postgraduate-level work, to develop knowledge, generic skills and graduate attributes that enhance future employment. Students will complete a practicum with an approved organisation registered with the Postgraduate Health Practicum unit, in an area of public health, health promotion, health economics and/or health services management. The practicum through the Freelancing Hub or in a host organisation will comprise placement hours of between 100 to 140 hours and completion of unit assessments, consistent with requirements of post-graduate placements across the university.

There will be a formal pre-enrolment application process, including a written application, personal statement and/or interview, for students who wish to enrol in the Unit. Once the student successfully completes the pre-enrolment application process and is offered a placement, then enrolment will be confirmed. Please note that there are a limited number of places available in this Unit. Email health-wil@deakin.edu.au for further information. 

Support for the Unit is provided through the Unit Chair, Unit site and email. The Unit site is used for the delivery of Unit resources; academic assessment and feedback; and administrative purposes, including communication with enrolled students.

As the practicum will be completed away from the traditional classroom environment, students are encouraged to make regular contact with the Unit Chair and utilise the Unit Discussion Board.

Students enrolled in this Unit are ambassadors for their courses as well as for Deakin University. The highest standards of professional and personal conduct are expected at all times.

Students need to achieve a pass in each of the assessment tasks to successfully pass the Unit. Once this is achieved the student will be awarded an ungraded PASS for the Unit.

Unit Fee Information

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