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Preparation for Practice

Postgraduate | ACU-PUBH649 | 2024

Get ready for work in public health settings. You’ll explore placement opportunities and work on applications. Consolidate what you’ve learned in your Master of Public Health as you prepare to enter the workforce. 

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

FEE-HELP available

Preparation for Practice

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:1.

    LO1 - Demonstrate contextual knowledge of the mission, aims, objectives and functions of various public health practice organisations (GA2, GA5);

    LO2 - Critically analyse the application of public health practice principles of community engagement, the value of partnership, cultural competency and/or ethical practice (GA1, GA2, GA3, GA4, GA5, GA8);

    LO3 - Demonstrate independent learning and critical thinking in planning a well-constructed project proposal in a particular area of public health practice (GA1, GA2, GA3, GA4, GA5, GA6, GA7, GA8, GA9, GA10);.

    LO4 - Critically reflect on personal learning objectives and application of specialised knowledge and skills to address public health problems within a practice-based project (GA2, GA4, GA5, GA7, GA8).

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:

  • ACU-PUBH611-Health Promotion (no longer available)

and one of

  • ACU-PUBH620 (Not currently available)

  • ACU-PUBH642-Global Nutrition and Food Security (no longer available)

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - 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) by the end of PUBH649 Preparation for Practice, prior to the commencement of their placement in PUBH655 Practice Placement

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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