PODIATRY PROJECT

POD5PPJ

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop knowledge and skills in using project management methodology to plan, implement and evaluate health, social and environmental change programs to prevent illness and promote health. Students will develop an appreciation of theoretical frameworks, processes and practices for the development and delivery of quality improvement programs. The subject will focus on project management skills and design to conceptualise, scope and plan a program. The field work of this subject enables students to work in a community agency to deliver a project that addresses a community/population health based issue relevant to podiatry. This unit culminates in a series of audio-visual student presentations that showcase completed projects.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicoletta Frescos

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed subject POD5PPE. Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HZHPOD,HZHPDB,HZHPDM,HZHPDS,HZHPDW - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Podiatric Practice, or HZLLPP - Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Podiatric Practice, or HMPOD, HMPODB - Master of Podiatric Practice.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsProject management in Health and Community Services. Getting good ideas to workPrescribedDwyer, J. Liang, Z. Thiessen, V & Martini, A. (2013)ALLEN AND UNWIN 2ND EDITION
ReadingsManaging health programs and projectsRecommendedLongest, B.B (2004)JOSSEY-BASS. SAN FRANCISCO
ReadingsProject Management: principles, processes and practicePreliminaryHartley, S (2009)FRENCH#S FOREST: PEARSON EDUCATION AUSTRALIA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Differentiate between different models of Continuous quality improvement and how they are applied to podiatry practice in the health care system

Activities:
View online lectures, complete online quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,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 (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

02. Utilise the principles of project management in the design of a quality improvement project.

Activities:
Write a project proposal Use a GANTT chart to develop a the project's timeframe
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,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 (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

03. Implement a project within an allocated time frame as determined in the project plan

Activities:
Use project management tools for the implementation of the project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
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 (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

04. Critically reflect on the outcomes of the project in terms of effectiveness, sustainability and recommendations for the future.

Activities:
Use evaluation tools on their project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,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 (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

05. Present the outcomes of the project.

Activities:
Oral presentation and written report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorByron Perrin

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 39
Two 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Face to face lectures, review of student projects, feedback and Q&A"

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Supervised Research Week: 33 - 43
One 1.0 hours supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Project implementation (data collection and analysis)"

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Review resources supporting your project implementation process (i.e. view audio-visual recordings [lectures] and other material)"

Seminar Week: 43 - 43
One 8.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online multiple-choice quiz20 min. test available on completion of theory block10 01
Project proposal, including plan, GANTTProject proposal (750 word per student) - 20% (individual). Project plan (2 page template) and GANNT (1 page proforma) - 10% (team)30 02, 03
Final project report and presentationProject presentation (5 min audio-visual recording/presentation per student) - 10% (individual). Project report (3000 words) - 30% (team). Individual contribution to on-line forum (approx. 1000 words) - 20% (individual)60 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicoletta Frescos

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 39
Two 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Face to face lectures, review of student projects, feedback and Q&A"

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Supervised Research Week: 33 - 43
One 1.0 hours supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Project implementation (data collection and analysis)"

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Review resources supporting your project implementation process (i.e. view audio-visual recordings [lectures] and other material)"

Seminar Week: 43 - 43
One 8.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online multiple-choice quiz20 min. test available on completion of theory block10 01
Project proposal, including plan, GANTTProject proposal (750 word per student) - 20% (individual). Project plan (2 page template) and GANNT (1 page proforma) - 10% (team)30 02, 03
Final project report and presentationProject presentation (5 min audio-visual recording/presentation per student) - 10% (individual). Project report (3000 words) - 30% (team). Individual contribution to on-line forum (approx. 1000 words) - 20% (individual)60 03, 04, 05