COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

ALH3CEE

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will gain real world experience related to their chosen profession through a work integrated learning placement. Placements are self-sourced by the students and should relate to personal and/or professional skills students wish to develop to better prepare them for the remainder of their course and their future career in healthcare. Students will self-assess then choose a work integrated learning placement that aligns with their individual learning goals. Students will reflect upon their placement experience through the development of a professional portfolio. The subject involves online resources, face-to-face orientation workshops, with the majority of time (100 hours) spent off campus undertaking the placement. Students with volunteering experience in the previous 12 months may apply to the Subject Coordinator for recognition of prior learning for the placement time only.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn Taylor

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HZPHPB, HZPHPP, HZNDP, HZESPB, HZHOTB, HZHOT, HZPPNB, HZLLPP, HZPOTC, HZHCSB or HZHCSP

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions All Bachelor of Applied Science/Master of Physiotherapy Practice students must enrol in this subject. Once these students are enrolled, the remaining places will be available to other Allied Health students.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse own learning needs and choose a local, national or international work integrated learning placement to develop the personal and professional goals required for your future career.

Activities:
Online lecture, workshop, proposal for a work integrated placement with justification of choice of placement.

02. Demonstrate initiative and the organisational, communication and teamwork skills required to engage successfully with an external host organisation.

Activities:
Proposal for a work integrated placement with justification of choice of placement, participation in the chosen placement.

03. Demonstrate judgement and responsibility in providing a service to the community / host organisation.

Activities:
Participation in the chosen placement, creation of a professional portfolio.

04. Demonstrate responsibility and accountability through reflection on the achievement of goals through participation in a work integrated learning placement.

Activities:
Creation of a professional portfolio

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Summer 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn Taylor

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 47 - 48
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 47 to week 48 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend two 2 hour workshops at the beginning of the subject to orient them to the subject"

Placement - Off Site Week: 47
One 96.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will engage in their community based experience for 96 hours during summer semester 1, at the convenience of the community based agency."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 47 - 47
Three 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 47 to week 47 and delivered via online.
"Students will view an online lecture prior to attending their first workshop in week 47"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Proposal for work integrated learning experience (1500 words equivalent)This assessment will be 1,500 words and will include self reflection on personal strengths and weaknesses, a learning contract, a plan for their community based experience and justification of choice of learning experience.40 01, 02
Professional portfolio (2500 words equivalent)This professional portfolio will be 2,500 words and will include a reference from the community agency facilitating students' reflective process from a supervisory perspective.60 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Week 23-31, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn Taylor

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 23 - 31
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend two 2 hour workshops at the beginning of the subject to orient them to the subject"

Placement - Off Site Week: 23 - 31
One 96.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 23 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will engage in their community based experience for 96 hours during summer semester 1, at the convenience of the community based agency."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 23 - 31
Three 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 23 to week 31 and delivered via online.
"Students will view an online lecture prior to attending their first workshop"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Proposal for work integrated learning experience (1500 words equivalent)This assessment will be 1,500 words and will include self reflection on personal strengths and weaknesses, a learning contract, a plan for their community based experience and justification of choice of learning experience.40 01, 02
Professional portfolio (2500 words equivalent)This professional portfolio will be 2,500 words and will include a reference from the community agency facilitating students' reflective process from a supervisory perspective.60 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Summer 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Barradell

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 47 - 48
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 47 to week 48 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend two 2 hour workshops at the beginning of the subject to orient them to the subject"

Placement - Off Site Week: 47
One 96.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day in week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will engage in their community based experience for 96 hours during summer semester 1, at the convenience of the community based agency."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 47 - 47
Three 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 47 to week 47 and delivered via online.
"Students will view an online lecture prior to attending their first workshop in week 47"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Proposal for work integrated learning experience (1500 words equivalent)This assessment will be 1,500 words and will include self reflection on personal strengths and weaknesses, a learning contract, a plan for their community based experience and justification of choice of learning experience.40 01, 02
Professional portfolio (2500 words equivalent)This professional portfolio will be 2,500 words and will include a reference from the community agency facilitating students' reflective process from a supervisory perspective.60 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Week 23-31, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Barradell

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 23 - 31
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend two 2 hour workshops at the beginning of the subject to orient them to the subject"

Placement - Off Site Week: 23 - 31
One 96.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 23 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will engage in their community based experience for 96 hours during summer semester 1, at the convenience of the community based agency."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 23 - 31
Three 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 23 to week 31 and delivered via online.
"Students will view an online lecture prior to attending their first workshop"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Proposal for work integrated learning experience (1500 words equivalent)This assessment will be 1,500 words and will include self reflection on personal strengths and weaknesses, a learning contract, a plan for their community based experience and justification of choice of learning experience.40 01, 02
Professional portfolio (2500 words equivalent)This professional portfolio will be 2,500 words and will include a reference from the community agency facilitating students' reflective process from a supervisory perspective.60 02, 03, 04