FIELD PLACEMENT INDUCTION

PHE3FPI

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students prepare to undertake a practice-based placement, either in a relevant external organisation or agency, or internally at La Trobe University where participants will conduct approved tasks designed to achieve specific learning objectives relating to discipline specific practice. The aim of the subject is to give students an opportunity to consolidate knowledge gained and skills developed in years 1 and 2 of the course. Students will further develop their knowledge of frameworks and theories relevant to their major, including how these translate to the field. Important workplace skills and expectations are covered to prepare students for their field placement in Semester 2 (PHE3PFP). Students will gain familiarity with practical concerns of a work environment and gain a broad perspective about potential employment possibilities.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Chong

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in course HBHS (in either the Public Health or Rehabilitation Counselling majors) and must have passed 240 credit points.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHE3PFA, PHE3PFB, PHE3PFC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions For Students in the HBHS Public Health or Rehabilitation Counselling majors this subject is highly recommended.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMaking the most of field placement.PrescribedCleak, Helen & Wilson, Jill 2013Thomson Learning
ReadingsWhat Color is Your Parachute?PrescribedBolles, Richard NelsonTen Speed Press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an ability to correlate the required knowledge, skills and attitudes of the field with your previous learning.

Activities:
Using Pebblepad workbook students will obtain intelligence on relevant organisations and their requirements for practitioners. Students will Compare this intelligence with previous learning from their personal life and subjects undertaken.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Articulate workforce requirements of professional practice within a relevant organisation.

Activities:
Weekly peer-based learning activities through group work and oral presentations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

03. Show critical awareness of the ethical frameworks informing practice within your chosen discipline.

Activities:
Investigate ethical frameworks individually and discuss relevancy to practice in groups.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Appraise peers of critical practice frameworks relevant to field placement in a public health or rehabilitation counselling setting.

Activities:
Investigate critical practice frameworks individually and deploy report on online forum.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Chong

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Five 100-word precises of The Age "My Career" topics and brief presentation of findings. 750 words.15 02
Written workbook entry into Pebblepad. 1250 words.25 01
Group poster. Equivalent 500 words per student.25 03
Critical practice framework annotated report. 1500 words35 04