Professional Engagement and Practice in Health minor

The graduate labour market in Australia and internationally has evolved considerably in recent decades. Development of transferable skills and opportunities to apply technical skills to real-world situations is increasingly acknowledged as being critical to graduate employability and career prospects. At the same time, opportunities to foster collaboration with industry partners through practicums, internships and other innovative partnership approaches are highly sought after, and enhances graduates' ability to compete when seeking employment .

The Professional Practice and Engagement in Health minor aims to develop the transferable and professional skills of students, to enable them to increase their capacity to succeed in a professional setting. Students who complete this minor will acquire knowledge of the following in a professional setting: i) organisational behaviour and management practices; ii) effective workplace communication skills and practices; iii) effective project management skills and practices; and, iv) leadership principles and knowledge in health.

Furthermore, students will gain the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a professional setting through a practicum, internship or collaborative arrangement with an industry partner.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) Describe concepts of individual behaviour, group behaviour, and management practice in a professional setting in health; (2) Demonstrate effective communication skills and practices in a professional setting in health; (3) Demonstrate effective project management skills and practices in a professional setting in health; (4) Describe leadership principles and knowledge in the health sector; and (5) Demonstrate team-based cooperation and collaboration to achieve team goals/outcomes in a professional setting in health.

Incompatibility

This minor is incompatible with the following:

Incompatible with the Major of Population Health (MJD-PPHLH) which currently has an Annual Change proposal for a Course Title update to Major of Public Health from 2022.

Unit sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; NS = non-standard teaching period

Students are required to take all Core Units (18 points) and 6 points of Options Units.

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1, S2 MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
MGMT2235 Organisational Behaviour
Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 PUBH2216 Communication and Project Planning in Health
Prerequisites:
completion of 24 points of Level 1
or
Level 2 coursework, including at least one of (any PUBH unit
or
ANHB1101 Human Biology I: Becoming Human
or
ANHB1102 Human Biology II: Being Human
or
ANTH1101 Being Human: Culture, Identity and Society
or
ANTH1002 Global Change, Local Responses
or
PSYC1101 Psychology: Mind and Brain
or
PSYC1102 Psychology: Behaviour in Context
or
IMED1001 Form and Function
or
IMED1002 The Facts of Life)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
HSMD2216 Health Science Professional Practice
Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S2 PUBH3301 Health Leadership
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Take units as per sequence notes:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
NS, S1, S2, SS SVLG1002 McCusker Centre for Citizenship Internship
Prerequisites:
Permission/approval is required to enrol.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
SVLG2002 SVLG3003 McCusker Centre for Citizenship Internship (ID 7794)
Take as per sequence notes:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
NS SVLG3008 Approaches to Wicked Problems
Prerequisites:
Permission/approval is required to enrol. Students must have completed at least 48 points and have Good Standing Status.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.