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

Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. apply skills and knowledge, relevant to the discipline area in a relevant workplace
  2. utilise written and oral communication effectively in the professional environment with technical and non-technical audiences
  3. critically reflect on and evaluate their own  performance in the workplace
  4. integrate independent and collaborative skills in an ethical manner, appropriate to a professional environment.
  • Topics

    • Preparing for a placement experience
    • Attaining and reflecting on placement experience
    • Development of a professional portfolio
    • Completion of a 100 hour placement
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • E-Portfolios
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

Elective
  • CUR-MHP-MAS-2018
  • CUR-MHP-GDI-2018
  • CUR-MPH-GDI-2018
  • CUR-MPH-MAS-2018
  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2018

Special requirements

  • PlacementDetails - Includes Placement

This subject was previously known as Professional Practice in Public Health.

This subject is the application of discipline-specific knowledge and skills during a relevant professional placement within their specific discipline area. Development of professionalism, multicultural communication skills, and understanding of occupational health and safety and ethics in the workplace.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Professional portfolio A (35%)
  • Professional portfolio B (50%)
  • Placement assessment and feedback (15%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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