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PBHL13003 Public Health in Practice A
Public Health in Practice A
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General Information


We strongly believe that a Public Health degree should include genuine work experience in a public health workplace setting. In addition to meeting unit requirements, the skills and experiences you gain throughout this Unit will assist with developing professional networks and further your career opportunities. You will undertake a structured period of industry placement (240 hours) as part of this Unit. This will be specifically designed and contractually agreed upon with the University and industry partner. The placement will enable you to apply your knowledge of public health program planning and evaluation, whilst developing an understanding of the professional requirements of working as a public health, health promotion or environmental health specialist.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 0
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

96 credit points

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2022


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

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This information will be available on Monday 10 January 2022
Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Self reflection Student meetings


Some students faced difficulty finding appropriate practicums.


Hold a zoom seminar for all students expecting to undertake the practicum in 2023 in late 2022; focusing on expectations and strategies to find an appropriate workplace. (e.g. auditing skills, developing a CV, networking). Continue to promote availability of placements to professional networks (particularly Public Health Nutrition) and other universities. Ensure that students have undertaken appropriate prerequisites prior to enrolling (PBHL12002: Public Health Interventions).

Feedback from Self reflection Conference attendance Meetings with colleagues


There are scholarship of Learning and Teaching opportunities to undertake evaluation and research, particularly on virtual practicums.


Continue to write up experiences and network with colleagues from within CQUniversity and other institutions.

Feedback from Self reflection Student meetings


The flexibility of timelines for practicum and assessment requirements confuses some students.


Continue to offer 2 zoom drop in sessions on the practicum (at the beginning of and during the term). Redesign the Moodle site to 5 modules: - Module One: Finding your practicum. - Module Two: Negotiating your practicum. - Module Three: Undertaking your practicum. - Module Four: Reflecting and Reporting on your practicum - Module Five: What's next - your career in Public Health

Feedback from Verbal feedback


Assessment Four for Health Promotion Students is a reflection and is a bit repetitive as assessment 3: Professional diary also includes reflection).


Change the Assessment Four for HP students to "Career Plan". Description: Write a plan for your future career working in health promotion and related fields. Your plan should include: Updated CV, portfolio of work, goals and strategies for your career (e.g. mentor, professional memberships, volunteer work, internships, applications for jobs). Ensure your goals are SMART and strategies align with these.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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