FIELD PLACEMENT INDUCTION

PHE3FPI

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will prepare to undertake a practice-based placement, either in a relevant external organisation or agency, or internally at La Trobe University where participants will conduct approved tasks designed to achieve specific learning objectives relating to discipline specific practice. The aim of the subject is to give you an opportunity to consolidate knowledge gained and skills developed in years 1 and 2 of the course. You will further develop their knowledge of frameworks and theories relevant to their major, including how these translate to the field. Important workplace skills and expectations are covered to prepare you for your field placement in Semester 2 (PHE3PFP). You will gain familiarity with practical concerns of a work environment and 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 enrolled in course HBHS or HBHSB (in Public Health, Health Promotion, Rehabilitation Counselling and Sports Counselling and Athlete Welfare majors) and must have passed 120 credit points in 2nd Year or 3rd Year subjects.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHE3PFA, PHE3PFB, PHE3PFC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions For Students in the HBHS Public Health, Health Promotion, Rehabilitation Counselling, or Sports Counselling and Athlete Welfare majors this subject is highly recommended .

Readings

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply knowledge, skills and attitudes from your discipline to field placement requirements.

Activities:
Using on-line workbook students will obtain intelligence on relevant organisations and their requirements for practitioners. Students will compare this intelligence with previous learning from their personal life and subjects undertaken.
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 (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)
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)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Analyse and communicate workforce requirements of professional practice within a relevant organisation.

Activities:
Weekly peer-based learning activities through group work and oral presentations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and 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)
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)
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)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

03. Demonstrate critical awareness of the ethical principles informing practice within your chosen discipline.

Activities:
Investigate ethical principles and frameworks individually and discuss relevancy to practice in groups.
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 (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)
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)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Appraise critical practice frameworks relevant to field placement in a discipline-based setting.

Activities:
Critically reflect on discipline-based practice frameworks and their application as relevant to placement organisations.
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 (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)
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)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Summer 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Patten

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 04 - 06
Eight 6.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 04 to week 06 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Day 1-4: 20-23.01.2020; Day 5-6: 29-30.01.2020; Day 7-8: 5-6.02.2020 "

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Three 150-word précises on published career information and brief presentation (750-words)15 02
Written on-line workbook on prospective placement agencies (1,250-words)30 01
Individual poster (1500-words )35 03
Critical practice framework group report (500-words equivalent)per student20 04

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Chong

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Three 150-word précises on published career information and brief presentation (750-words)15 02
Written on-line workbook on prospective placement agencies (1,250-words)30 01
Individual poster (1500-words )35 03
Critical practice framework group report (500-words equivalent)per student20 04