ACTION LEARNING STUDY
Not currently offered
Credit points: 45
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 learning 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 are encouraged to publish an article based on their work undertaken.
SchoolPsychology and Public Health
Subject Co-ordinatorAdamm Ferrier
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Available as ElectiveNo
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 should have previously completed PHE5PDE (i.e. in the previous year) or alternately be scheduled to complete concurrent with the second semester of study alongside PHE5ALS If this condition is met there is no need for subject coordinator approval
Incompatible subjectsPHE5THA OR PHE5THD OR HBS5MIT OR PHE5THB OR PHE5THC
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Special conditionsStudents admitted into the HMHA or HMHADE must first complete 60 credit points of study within their course of admission.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Project Management in Practice
AuthorPearson, N., Larson, E.W., & Gray C.F.
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge
PublisherProject Management Institute
Project Management in Health and Community Services: Getting Good Ideas to Work
AuthorDwyer J, Liang Z, Thiessen V, Martini A
PublisherAllen & Unwin
Leading and Managing Health Services: An Australasian Perspective
AuthorG.E. Day & S.G. Leggat
PublisherCambridge University Press
Self sourced or Uni sourcedSelf Sourced
Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject
Total hours/days requiredDependent on sponsoring organisations requirements.
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsLocation dependent on sponsoring organisations requirements. Career development learning field trips may be required industry informed curriculum (accredited by College Health Service Management). Industry presentation (part of assessment) Industry informed projects(heart of subject) Interprofessional learning (via learning sets) Professional simulations (preparation for industry presentation assessment)
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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