PARTICIPATORY FIELD PLACEMENT

PHE3PFP

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students undertake a practice-based placement, in a relevant organisation or agency, in order to conduct approved tasks designed to achieve specific learning objectives.Under the guidance of staff, the student researches and obtains their own placement.The aim of the subject is to give students an opportunity to integrate theoretical concepts, in a supervised setting, to expand relevant skills, knowledge and attitudes. This might be in the area of project development and implementation, for example. The seminar series accompanying the placement seeks to orient students to practical concerns of a work environment and to gain a broad perspective on potential employment possibilities.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRick Hayes

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites If in HBHS then must have passed all 7 core first year subjects and must have passed 105 credit points at 2 from Public Health or Rehabilitation Counselling major. If in HZHSID, HZHSB or AZAHS then must have passed all 7 core first year subjects and must have passed 90 credit points at 2 from Public Health or Rehabilitation Counselling major. All other students require coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHE3PFA, PHE3PFB, PHE3PFC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Only for students undertaking Bachelor of Pastoral Care or majoring in Public Health or Rehabilitation Counselling

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate initiative and judgement in the deployment of analytic and communications skills required for an applicant to successfully obtain a relevant entry level position in Public Health, Rehabilitation Counselling or Pastoral Care.

Activities:
Participation in seminar sessions, investigating and obtaining placement, functioning in placement and reporting on placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Exhibit a capacity for taking responsibility for critical self-reflection on both professional and ethical practice within your chosen discipline major based on placement experience.

Activities:
Participation in seminar sessions, investigating and obtaining placement, functioning in placement and reporting on placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Communicate clearly and coherently in order to evidence the significance of relevant disccipline-based frameworks for guiding practice within a particular agency, set of activities and/or suite of programs.

Activities:
Participation in seminar sessions, investigating and obtaining placement, functioning in placement and reporting on placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Critically evaluate a workplace setting as a site for continuous learning using relevant critical frameworks such as models developed by Kolb, Drury and Gibbs.

Activities:
Participation in seminar sessions, investigating and obtaining placement, functioning in placement and reporting on placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRick Hayes

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 15.0 days placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Approximately equivalence 10-15 days (8hr day) of 80-120 hours off-site"

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000-word critical report on the placement as a site for continuous learnin45 03, 04
Oral class presentation (equiv 500 words) and placement position description (equiv 500 words)30 01
One 900-word critical, reflective learning journal report using Kolb's, Drury and Gibbs models25 02, 04