PUB HLTH 7094EX - Public Health Practicum
External - Semester 2 - 2019
General Course Information
Course Code PUB HLTH 7094EX Course Public Health Practicum Coordinating Unit Public Health Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s External Units 3 Contact Placement equivalent to approximately one day per week over a full time semester. Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites Students must have completed all of their core MPH courses prior to undertaking their practicum, other than by written permission of the program coordinator. Incompatible PUB HLTH 7095EX and PUB HLTH 7079 Restrictions Only available to students enrolled in the Master of Public Health. Course Description The MPH Practicum provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable workplace experience, at a professional practitioner level, with an industry partner working in the public health sector. Students undertake a population health project (or series of related activities) in a practice context. Through the practicum project students apply public health concepts, skills and knowledge obtained through their studies as well as participating in activities that further develop their skill set, add new tools to their professional toolkit, and assist them to understand organisational cultures and the everyday challenges of public health practice.
Course Coordinator: Dr Paul Rothmore
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
Describe and reflect on their experience in applying public health skills and evidence-based practice within the workplace setting
Communicate in formats (written and spoken) appropriate to the workplace
Work independently and cooperatively in a professional environment
Apply public health concepts, skills and knowledge to a practical population health problem
Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical and professional obligations of a public health practitioner
Use technology as appropriate to the workplace and project
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-6 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
4 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
2, 3 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1-6 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
5 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
Required ResourcesThere is no set textbook for this course. All resources, including links to journal articles and reading lists, will be disseminated via MyUni.
Online LearningThe primary means of communication outside of formal contact hours will be via MyUni. Announcements and discussion boards will be the main method of communicating with the student cohort.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Learning Activities Summary
Specific Course Requirements
Small Group Discovery Experience
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Related Requirements
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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