ACTION LEARNING STUDY

PHE5ALS

2019

Credit points: 45

Subject outline

In this subject, students gain practical experience, applying analytical and problem-solving strategies to real health care and public health problems using an action learning framework. This subject is a capstone subject for MHA, MPH and MESH students and an elective for a number of other public health degrees. Students complete an action research project in public health, health promotion or health services management directed to improving health by integrating skills and knowledge gained in the postgraduate programs of the School of Psychology and Public Health and deepening skills in reflection, project management, planning and evaluation. 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. In the process, the students are supported to produce a conference poster and to publish an article from the work undertaken.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points45

Subject Co-ordinatorSandra Leggat

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in one of the following course codes HMPHC or HMHA or HMHADE or HZPHHA or HZPHID or HZHPHID or HZMBHA or HZMBHO or HMHS or HMERGD. Students must also have completed the core and foundation for their respective degrees (120 credit points) prior to enrolment in this capstone subject or with the Subject Coordinator#s approval. Students must have previously completed PHE5PDE, or concurrently, with the approval of the course and Subject Coordinators

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHE5THA, PHE5THB, PHE5THC, PHE5THD, HBS5MIT.

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students admitted into the HMHA or HMHADE on full-time must first complete 60 credit points of study within their course of admission. Students admitted into the HMHA or HMHADE on part-time must first complete 120 credit points of study within their course of admission.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsLeading and Managing Health Services: An Australasian PerspectiveRecommendedG.E. Day & S.G. Leggat (Eds.), 2015Cambridge University Press
ReadingsProject Management in Health and Community Services: Getting Good Ideas to Work (2nd ed).RecommendedDwyer J, Liang Z, Thiessen V, Martini A, 2013Allen & Unwin

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Plan, deliver and evaluate projects in an area of interest in public health, health promotion or health services management.

Activities:
Analysis, reporting and appropriate graphing of quantitative data.

02. Identify and analyse issues in health policy, provision or management to develop, evaluate and recommend potential solutions.

Activities:
Collection, analysis and reporting of qualitative data.

03. Interpret and apply the ethical responsibilities and duties of care health practitioners have to participants and their data

Activities:
Appropriate problem tree and logical framework including identification of appropriate indicators for health and development programs.

04. Solve complex problems in the delivery of workplace projects.

Activities:
Articulation in peer-reviewed papers and presentations of underlying causes of problems in specific populations, significant stakeholders, criteria for prioritisation and remedial strategies.

05. Reflect critically on their own professional practice and provide insight and feedback to colleagues.

Activities:
Ability to design a systematic, appropriate and ethical population health project and synthesise and articulate the findings.

06. Design and implement evidence based practice research, including data analysis and reporting of findings.

Activities:
Reinforcement of lecture materials. Presentation of a Project Proposal which specifically addresses this topic.

07. Present project results and conclusions through business reports and academic papers, formal verbal presentations, academic posters, and articles for publication

Activities:
Reinforcement of lecture materials in preparation of an assessed assignment.

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City Campus, 2019, All Year, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSandra Leggat

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 43
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus experiential learning activities equivalent to 117-hours"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 10
One 8.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Introductory session in week 5."

WorkShop Week: 29 - 29
Two 8.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 29 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Data handling and analysis workshop in week 29"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online human ethics assessment (1,000-words equivalent)Assessed subject work requirement15 01, 02, 03, 07
One interim project report (4,500-words)Assessed subject work requirement20 05, 03, 06, 07, 01, 02
One paper for publication or final report to the sponsoring organisation (3,000-words)Assessed subject work requirement20 07, 01, 02, 03, 06
Presentation of poster and formal five minute presentation (1,200-words (including abstract above))Assessed subject work requirement: Presentation of poster at PHE5ALS poster conference20 07, 04, 06
Project proposal (4,500-words equivalent)Assessed subject work requirement20 01, 02, 03
Two hurdle assignmentsSubmission of 1) a signed learning agreement between the sponsoring organisation and the University and 2) a poster abstract of 200 words for inclusion in the presentation abstract book. These are sequential hurdles; the learning agreement must be completed prior to the interim report assessment task, and the poster abstract must be provided before the poster presentation. 07, 06, 05, 04, 02, 03, 01
Title and brief summary of proposed project (500-words)Assessed subject work requirement5 01, 02

City Campus, 2019, Week 35-27, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSandra Leggat

Class requirements

WorkShop
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus experiential learning activities equivalent to 117 hours"

WorkShop Week: 35 - 35
One 8.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 35 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Introductory session in first teaching week"

WorkShop
Twenty 8.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Data handling and analysis workshops in Week 08"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online human ethics assessment (1,000-words equivalent)Assessed subject work requirement15 01, 02, 03, 07
One interim project report (4,500-words)Assessed subject work requirement20 05, 03, 06, 07, 01, 02
One paper for publication or final report to the sponsoring organisation (3,000-words)Assessed subject work requirement20 07, 01, 02, 03, 06
Presentation of poster and formal five minute presentation (1,200-words (including abstract above))Assessed subject work requirement: Presentation of poster at PHE5ALS poster conference20 07, 04, 06
Project proposal (4,500-words equivalent)Assessed subject work requirement20 01, 02, 03
Two hurdle assignmentsSubmission of 1) a signed learning agreement between the sponsoring organisation and the University and 2) a poster abstract of 200 words for inclusion in the presentation abstract book. These are sequential hurdles; the learning agreement must be completed prior to the interim report assessment task, and the poster abstract must be provided before the poster presentation. 07, 06, 05, 04, 02, 03, 01
Title and brief summary of proposed project (500-words)Assessed subject work requirement5 01, 02

Online, 2019, All Year, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdamm Ferrier

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 10
One 1.0 days scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via online.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 29 - 29
One 2.0 days scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 29 to week 29 and delivered via online.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 43
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online human ethics assessment (1,000-words equivalent)Assessed subject work requirement15 01, 02, 03, 07
One interim project report (4,500-words)Assessed subject work requirement20 05, 03, 06, 07, 01, 02
One paper for publication or final report to the sponsoring organisation (3,000-words)Assessed subject work requirement20 07, 01, 02, 03, 06
Presentation of poster and formal five minute presentation (1,200-words (including abstract above))Assessed subject work requirement: Presentation of poster at PHE5ALS poster conference20 07, 04, 06
Project proposal (4,500-words equivalent)Assessed subject work requirement20 01, 02, 03
Two hurdle assignmentsSubmission of 1) a signed learning agreement between the sponsoring organisation and the University and 2) a poster abstract of 200 words for inclusion in the presentation abstract book. These are sequential hurdles; the learning agreement must be completed prior to the interim report assessment task, and the poster abstract must be provided before the poster presentation. 07, 06, 05, 04, 02, 03, 01
Title and brief summary of proposed project (500-words)Assessed subject work requirement5 01, 02