This subject requires you to do a practical placement, please see Additional Requirements for more information.

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Practice Placement

Postgraduate | ACU-PUBH655 | 2024

Put your preparation into action during this public health professional work placement. Bolster what you’ve learned during your Master of Public Health with practice-based experience. Showcase your placement in a presentation, portfolio, and report.

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Study method
Online & on-campus
100% online
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

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Practice Placement

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

    LO1 - Describe personal learning objectives for the practice-based project (GA2, GA5, GA7);

    LO2 - Describe public health problems and feasible ways to address them in a particular area of public health practice (GA4, GA5, GA6, GA7, GA8);

    LO3 - Apply specialised knowledge and skills in public health to a particular practice-based project, in alignment with appropriate professional standards (GA3, GA4, GA5, GA6, GA8, GA9, GA10);

    LO4 - Apply relevant ethical standards, community engagement principles and practice reflections throughout the public health activity (GA1, GA2, GA3, GA4, GA5, GA6, GA7, GA8, GA9, GA10).

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Additional requirements

  • Placement requirements - Students will undertake 100-120 hours of practice-/fieldwork-based activity, not including time spent organising their practice-based experiences or the preparation of assessment tasks for this unit. Where appropriate, students will incorporate an element of community engagement within their practice-based activity in order to demonstrate the relationship between public health practice and community engagement in enhancing the health, wellbeing and dignity of people and communities, especially those most marginalised and disadvantaged. Students are required to meet mandatory or other requirements as indicated by ACU or placement sites (e.g. vaccinations, Working with Children checks, CPR training, hand hygiene and others).

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

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