HSH755 - Postgraduate Health Practicum


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne) Cloud (online)

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, H709 Master of Disablity and Inclusion, M703 Master of Business Administration (Health Care Management)


Completion of six (6) Hxx7xx units before commencing the practicum.

For students enrolled in M703: Completion of at least eight (8) units, of which at least four (4) must be ‘H%’ coded.



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

Attendance is strongly recommended at the preparatory seminar (1 X 3 hour seminar in online or campus mode) prior to the practicum, plus 2 x 1 hour online sessions during the practicum.
The unit will comprise of 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.


Police Check and Working with Children Check
Prior to commencing a placement, students working in an external host organisation 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.


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 in an area of public health, health promotion, health economics, disability and inclusion and/or health and human services management. The practicum, through the FreelancingHUB or in a host organisation, will comprise of between 100 to 140 placement hours and completion of unit assessments.

There are pre-placement planning steps required prior to trimester. Thus, in order to facilitate the placement allocations, students will be required to enrol in the unit at least two weeks prior to the start of the trimester. Students enrolling after this date will have limited options therefore, to request a late enrolment, please 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.

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.

Hurdle requirement

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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