PARTICIPATORY FIELD PLACEMENT

PHE3PFP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you undertake a practice-based placement, either in a relevant external organisation or agency, or internally at La Trobe University. This allows you to engage in approved tasks designed to achieve specific learning objectives relating to continuous and life-long learning in a service-teaching mode. 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 you to practical concerns of a work environment and to gain a broad perspective about potential employment possibilities.


SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Chong

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into one of the following course codes: HBHS or HBHSB or ABABU and must have passed 240 credit points OR Must be admitted into one of the following course codes: HZHSB or HZHSID and must have passed 360 credit points.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHE3PFA, PHE3PFB, PHE3PFC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students admitted in the Bachelor of Health Sciences - HBHS, HBHSB - (Public Health, Health Promotion, Rehabilitation Counselling or Sports Counselling and Athlete Welfare majors) are highly recommended to complete PHE3FPI prior to undertaking this subject.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMaking the most of field placementRecommendedCleak, Helen & Wilson, Jill. 2018Cengage Learning
ReadingsWhat Color is Your Parachute?RecommendedBolles, Richard Nelson 2019Ten Speed Press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply knowledge, skills and attitudes through supervised activities in a field placement related to Health Promotion, Public Health, Health Sustainability, Rehabilitation Counselling, or Sports Counselling and Athlete Welfare

Activities:
Participate in 80-120 hours of field placement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

02. Demonstrate an ability to reflect on the experience of ethical practice in the field.

Activities:
Maintain a reflective journal that compares experience and key ethical frameworks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

03. Examine and explain the practice frameworks that are used within a placement setting.

Activities:
Research and identify frameworks, and comprehend their rationale and application in a placement site.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

04. Evaluate the placement setting as a site for continuous learning using relevant discipline-based frameworks.

Activities:
Develop a process for evaluating the placement site in the light of service learning and practice frameworks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGlenda Verrinder

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
Three 6.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Weeks 31,37,43"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical continuous learning site report (2,000-words)45 01, 03, 04
Position description (500-words)15 01
Oral presentation (500-words equivalent)15 01, 02, 03
Critical learning journal report (1,000-words)25 01, 02

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Chong

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*
Critical continuous learning site report (2,000-words)45 01, 03, 04
Position description (500-words)15 01
Oral presentation (500-words equivalent)15 01, 02, 03
Critical learning journal report (1,000-words)25 01, 02