ACTION LEARNING PROJECT

CPH5ALP

2015

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. apply an advanced and specialised body of conceptual, theoretical and practical knowledge to their professional practice in a changing environment

Activities:
Lectures, group discussion, case study, project practice, peer-review, assignments, poster presentation

02. communicate effectively with specialist and non-specialist audiences, interpreting and transmitting complex knowledge, skills and ideas, and using a variety of modes and media

Activities:
Lectures, project management, stakeholder analysis, assignments, poster presentation

03. undertake effective and reflective practice, both independently and as a member or leader of a team in a multidisciplinary work environment

Activities:
Lectures, project management, assignments, group discussion, peer-review

04. research and assess established theories and innovations, solve complex problems, and generate new understandings and ideas in their profession

Activities:
Lectures, project practice, assignments, group discussion, peer-review

05. make, and justify, ethical and socially responsible decisions

Activities:
Lectures, project practice, group discussion, assignments, peer-review

06. use the competencies and skills developed through postgraduate study to plan, deliver and evaluate projects in an area of interest in public health, health promotion or health services management

Activities:
Lectures, project practice, assignments

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

China, 2015, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 20.0 days block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word written project proposal15 01, 04, 05, 06
one 1000 word self reflection20 01, 04, 05, 06
one 2,000-word article written to publication standard25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one 4,000-word interim project report20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one poster with presentation20 01, 02, 03, 04, 06

China, 2015, Week 02-30, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 20.0 days block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word written project proposal15 01, 04, 05, 06
one 1000 word self reflection20 01, 04, 05, 06
one 2,000-word article written to publication standard25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one 4,000-word interim project report20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one poster with presentation20 01, 02, 03, 04, 06

China, 2015, Week 15-49, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 20.0 days block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word written project proposal15 01, 04, 05, 06
one 1000 word self reflection20 01, 04, 05, 06
one 2,000-word article written to publication standard25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one 4,000-word interim project report20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one poster with presentation20 01, 02, 03, 04, 06

China, 2015, Week 35-27, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 20.0 days block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word written project proposal15 01, 04, 05, 06
one 1000 word self reflection20 01, 04, 05, 06
one 2,000-word article written to publication standard25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one 4,000-word interim project report20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one poster with presentation20 01, 02, 03, 04, 06

China, 2015, Week 40-36, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 20.0 days block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word written project proposal15 01, 04, 05, 06
one 1000 word self reflection20 01, 04, 05, 06
one 2,000-word article written to publication standard25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one 4,000-word interim project report20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one poster with presentation20 01, 02, 03, 04, 06

China, 2015, Week 45-14, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 20.0 days block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word written project proposal15 01, 04, 05, 06
one 1000 word self reflection20 01, 04, 05, 06
one 2,000-word article written to publication standard25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one 4,000-word interim project report20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one poster with presentation20 01, 02, 03, 04, 06

Melbourne, 2015, All Year, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 20.0 days block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word written project proposal15 01, 04, 05, 06
one 1000 word self reflection20 01, 04, 05, 06
one 2,000-word article written to publication standard25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one 4,000-word interim project report20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one poster with presentation20 01, 02, 03, 04, 06

Melbourne, 2015, Week 02-30, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 20.0 days block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word written project proposal15 01, 04, 05, 06
one 1000 word self reflection20 01, 04, 05, 06
one 2,000-word article written to publication standard25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one 4,000-word interim project report20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one poster with presentation20 01, 02, 03, 04, 06

Melbourne, 2015, Week 15-49, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 20.0 days block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word written project proposal15 01, 04, 05, 06
one 1000 word self reflection20 01, 04, 05, 06
one 2,000-word article written to publication standard25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one 4,000-word interim project report20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one poster with presentation20 01, 02, 03, 04, 06

Melbourne, 2015, Week 35-27, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 20.0 days block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word written project proposal15 01, 04, 05, 06
one 1000 word self reflection20 01, 04, 05, 06
one 2,000-word article written to publication standard25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one 4,000-word interim project report20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one poster with presentation20 01, 02, 03, 04, 06

Melbourne, 2015, Week 40-36, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 20.0 days block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word written project proposal15 01, 04, 05, 06
one 1000 word self reflection20 01, 04, 05, 06
one 2,000-word article written to publication standard25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one 4,000-word interim project report20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one poster with presentation20 01, 02, 03, 04, 06

Melbourne, 2015, Week 45-14, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 20.0 days block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word written project proposal15 01, 04, 05, 06
one 1000 word self reflection20 01, 04, 05, 06
one 2,000-word article written to publication standard25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one 4,000-word interim project report20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one poster with presentation20 01, 02, 03, 04, 06

Melbourne, 2015, Week 48-30, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Liu

Class requirements

Block Mode
One 20.0 days block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word written project proposal15 01, 04, 05, 06
one 1000 word self reflection20 01, 04, 05, 06
one 2,000-word article written to publication standard25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one 4,000-word interim project report20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one poster with presentation20 01, 02, 03, 04, 06