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Face to face
Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Not available for self-enrolment. Students access this mode by contacting their student office through AskUWA. 100% Online Unit.
NO campus face-to-face attendance. All study and assessment requirements are online only. Unit includes some timetabled activities, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. In exceptional cases (noted in the Handbook) students may be required to participate in face-to-face laboratory classes when a return to UWA’s Crawley campus becomes possible in order to be awarded a final grade.
No attendance or regular contact is required, and all study requirements are completed either via correspondence and/or online submission.
Regular attendance is not required, but student attends the institution face to face on an agreed schedule for purposes of supervision and/or instruction.
Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
PUBH3308 Population Health Practicum
- 12 points
Availability Location Mode Not available in 2022 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 3 elective
- This unit offers students the opportunity to work with prospective employers, apply theoretical knowledge to the 'real world' and gain valuable experience in the health workplace. Students participate in a number of workplace activities and projects to gain experience relevant to a range of health issues specific to the health-related host agency. Through the practicum, students are able to further develop their observational skills, relevant practical skills, lateral thinking and problem solving skills, literacy and communication skills, as well as professional responsibility and ethical conduct. The agency practicum provides an opportunity for students to undertake projects for which they may not have had the resources. It may also provide an opportunity to raise awareness of particular health issues in the community.
- Students are able to (1) apply population health knowledge and skills to real-world health settings; (2) develop an ethical sense of social responsibility and citizenship; (3) promote equity and social justice in the community; (4) use evidence in a workplace setting; (5) demonstrate communication skills, including verbal and written, presentation and interviewing skills; (6) develop and maintain appropriate resources for the workplace; (7) apply project management skills; (8) demonstrate professional behaviour in a work setting; (9) work cooperatively as a member of a team, accepting and providing leadership; (10) recognise one's own limitations and seek assistance as required; (11) use time management strategies; and (12) use reflective practice.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) learning ePortfolio (which includes the Learning Plan); (2) agency appraisal of student performance; (3) reflections on workshop/practicum experience; and (4) written report and seminar presentation on report. Further information is available in the unit outline.Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Except where supplementary assessment is not available in a unit, it will be offered to students in all units who:
- Are in good academic standing overall;
- Have passed over half the units taken in the teaching period concerned, except where they are only enrolled in two or less units in the period;
- Have submitted all assessment items in the unit;
- Have achieved a mark between 45 and 49 for the unit overall, or the same mark in any failed component item in the unit; and
- No finding of academic misconduct has been made against them in the unit concerned.
Additionally student may apply for supplementary assessment in any unit which is the final unit required for graduation in there course and where they have achieved a mark between 45 and 49 for the unit overall, or the same mark in any failed component item in the unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Helena Iredell and Professor Colleen Fisher
- Unit rules
- PUBH2216 Communication and Project Planning in Health; PUBH3307 Health Systems and Policy; and PUBH3305 Health Research Design and Methods
Approved quota: 50—students must be enrolled in the Population Health major and allocation is based upon academic achievement (WAM) in PUBH1101 Health and Illness in Human Populations, PUBH1102 Health and Globalisation, PUBH2203 Foundations of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, PUBH2204 Disease Prevention and Control and PUBH2216 Communication and Project Planning in Health; 2 Indigenous students; 3 low socioeconomic status students.
- Incidental fees
- Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):(1) National Police Clearance (estimated cost - $61.00)
(2) Optional rural placement travel costs (estimated cost - variable)
(3) Working With With Children Check (estimated cost - $11.00).
- Contact hours
- full-time placement: 140 hours (35 hours per week for 4 weeks); agency attendance semester 1: 30 hours; SPH workshops: 15 hours; e-portfolio: 115 hours
- All students must have a National Police Clearance Certificate, issued within the last 12 months.
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.