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Practice Placement in Public Health 1 - PUBH5041

This unit gives high-achieving students who have an average weighted mark of 75% or more in their first 48 credit points of coursework the opportunity to undertake a supervised work placement in a Public Health institution. Places are limited and selection of candidates will be based on academic merit. During this placement you will undertake a project which will make a useful contribution to the workplace. Your project proposal, the final report based on your project or portfolio and your supervisor's report will constitute your assessment for the two related units (PUBH5041 and PUBH5042). The placement will consist of a minimum of 216 hours' work, that is approximately six weeks' full-time (or equivalent part-time) work across 12 credit points. This unit (PUBH5041) is designed to cover six of these credit points to allow the placement to be undertaken over two semesters. Initially placements will only be possible in Australia, although this may change in the future. The Public Health institutions would normally be located outside university environments. Examples include NSW Department of Health Public Health Units or Health Promotion Units, government supported agencies such as the Sax Institute and Family Planning NSW, and non-government organisations such as NSW Cancer Council or advocacy groups.

Classes
Self-directed work placement with supervision and mentoring provided by the host institution and the School of Public Health.

Assessment
Placement proposal (20%), Supervisor report (10%), Final report, portfolio and other deliverables (70%) across 12 credit points.

Additional information
This unit of study is only available to students with a weighted average mark of 75% or more in the first 48 credit points completed, and is subject to suitable placements being available. If you wish to undertake a placement, this should be discussed with the unit coordinators well before the start of the Semester in which the placement is to be undertaken.

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Professional practice
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1b

06 Apr 2020

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Professional practice
Census Date: 01 May 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1a

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Professional practice
Census Date: 20 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Anita Van Zwieten and Professor Tim Driscoll
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