ACTION LEARNING PROJECT

CPH5ALP

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This year long subject is the capstone subject for China Health Program MHA students, enabling them to complete an action research project in public health, health promotion and health services management directed towards improving health. Students gain practical experience applying analytical and problem-solving strategies to health care issues through a major project, using an action learning framework. This subject integrates skills and knowledge gained in other subjects and deepens skills in reflection, project management and planning and evaluation, enabling students to ultimately make an impact on community health. The concept of reflective practice is applied and students have the opportunity to examine their styles and practice, consider their development needs and how they might ensure ongoing learning throughout their careers. The students are supported in the process to publish an article from the work done in this subject.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsUnit manualPrescribedSchool of Public HealthLA TROBE UNIVERSITY
ReadingsPractical training for Project 2003 (in Chinese)RecommendedHuang WG & Ma Y. (2004)BEIJING: TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsProject Management in Health and Community ServicesPrescribedJudith Dwyer, Zhanming Liang, Valerie Thiessen and Angelita Martini (2013)ALLEN & UNWIN

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Reflect critically on professional practice.

Activities:
Peer-review, group discussion, comments on poster presentation

02. Plan, deliver and evaluate action learning projects.

Activities:
Project design, project implemenation, project management, project report

03. Demonstrate mastery of advanced skills in formulation, analysis, documentation and dissemination of ideas.

Activities:
Written proposal and report, academic article, poster presentation

Subject options

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China, 2018, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Extended teaching hours to allow bilingual delivery"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500-word written project proposal15 02, 03
1000-word self reflection20 02, 03
2000-word article written to publication standard25 02, 03
4000-word interim project report20 02, 03
Poster with presentation (1000-word equivalence)20 01, 02, 03

China, 2018, Week 35-27, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Extended teaching hours to allow bilingual delivery"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500-word written project proposal15 02, 03
1000-word self reflection20 02, 03
2000-word article written to publication standard25 02, 03
4000-word interim project report20 02, 03
Poster with presentation (1000-word equivalence)20 01, 02, 03

China, 2018, Week 40-36, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Extended teaching hours to allow bilingual delivery"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500-word written project proposal15 02, 03
1000-word self reflection20 02, 03
2000-word article written to publication standard25 02, 03
4000-word interim project report20 02, 03
Poster with presentation (1000-word equivalence)20 01, 02, 03

China, 2018, Week 45-14, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Extended teaching hours to allow bilingual delivery"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500-word written project proposal15 02, 03
1000-word self reflection20 02, 03
2000-word article written to publication standard25 02, 03
4000-word interim project report20 02, 03
Poster with presentation (1000-word equivalence)20 01, 02, 03

China, 2018, Week 15-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 15 - 51
Ten 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Extended teaching hours to allow bilingual delivery"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500-word written project proposal15 02, 03
1000-word self reflection20 02, 03
2000-word article written to publication standard25 02, 03
4000-word interim project report20 02, 03
Poster with presentation (1000-word equivalence)20 01, 02, 03