COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

ALH3CEE

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will develop personal and professional skills through a community engagement experience to be undertaken in the Summer semester. Students will be required to self assess areas of interpersonal skills, communication and professional behaviour that require development prior to commencement of the Masters Degree component of their course. Students will identify and source a community engagement experience that will assist in the development of these skills, and will provide meaningful assistance to the chosen community. The subject will involve an orientation seminar, an online component, with the majority of the time spent off campus (equivalent to 96 hours or 12 days) spent in the community based experience. Students will reflect on the achievements of their community engagement experience through a reflective portfolio.

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 To be enrolled in one of the following courses Bachelor of Applied Science / Master of Physiotherapy Practice (HZPHPB & HZPHPP), Bachelor of Applied Science / Master of Dietetic Practice (HZNDP), Bachelor of Exercise Science / Master of Exercise Physiology (HZESPB), Bachelor of Applied Science / Master of Occupational Therapy Practice (HZHOTB & HZHOT), Bachelor of Paramedic Practice / Bachelor of Public Health Promotion ((HZPPNB), Bachelor of Applied Science / Master of Podiatric Practice (HZLLPP), Bachelor of Applied Science / Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics (HZPOTC), Bachelor of Applied Science / Master of Speech Pathology (HZHCSB & HZHCSP).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and document personal and professional skills you will develop while volunteering with a local, national or international community based agency

Activities:
Lecture / seminar Proposal for a community based experience including a learning contract, plan for community based experience and justification of choice of experience
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Demonstrate skills in self organisation, leadership, communication and teamwork relevant to the community engagement experience to the satisfaction of the community based agency

Activities:
Effectively negotiate, plan and participate in a community based experience
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Interact cooperatively and make a meaningful contribution to the chosen community to the satisfaction of the community based agency

Activities:
Engage in the community based experience
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Demonstrate critical reflection on the achievement of personal and professional skill development and goals for self and others through volunteering in a community based agency

Activities:
Reflective portfolio
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Summer, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size50

Enrolment information This subject is mandatory for all physiotherapy students and will be open to other allied health students. The reason for the quota is the limited staff resources to manage a complex subject where students will be off campus undertaking voluntary work. All Bachelor of Applied Science / Master of Physiotherapy Practice students must enrol in the subject. Once these students are enrolled, the remaining places (approximately 10) will be available for other allied health students to enrol.

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
One 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 a community engagement experienceThis 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, 03
Reflective portfolioThis reflective portfolio will be 2,500 words and will include a reference from the community agency facilitating students' reflective process from a supervisory perspective.60 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2016, Summer, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size150

Enrolment information This subject is mandatory for all physiotherapy students and will be open to other allied health students. The reason for the quota is the limited staff resources to manage a complex subject where students will be off campus undertaking voluntary work. All Bachelor of Applied Science / Master of Physiotherapy Practice students must enrol in the subject. Once these students are enrolled, the remaining places (approximately 30) will be available for other allied health students to enrol

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
One 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 a community engagement experienceThis 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, 03
Reflective portfolioThis reflective portfolio will be 2,500 words and will include a reference from the community agency facilitating students' reflective process from a supervisory perspective.60 01, 02, 03, 04