ACTION LEARNING STUDY

PHE5ALS

2021

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 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

Credit points45

Subject Co-ordinatorAdamm Ferrier

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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 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

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPHE5THB OR HBS5MIT OR PHE5THA OR PHE5THD OR PHE5THC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Project Management in Health and Community Services: Getting Good Ideas to Work

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDwyer J, Liang Z, Thiessen V, Martini A

Year2013

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PublisherAllen & Unwin

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Leading and Managing Health Services: An Australasian Perspective

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorG.E. Day & S.G. Leggat

Year2015

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCambridge University Press

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Project Management in Practice

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPearson, N., Larson, E.W., & Gray C.F.

Year2019

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PublisherMcGraw Hill

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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorN/A

Year2017

Edition/Volume6th ed

PublisherProject Management Institute

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Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

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

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.
02. Identify and analyse issues in health policy, provision or management to develop, evaluate and recommend potential solutions.
03. Interpret and apply the ethical responsibilities and duties of care health practitioners have to participants and their data
04. Solve complex problems in the delivery of workplace projects.
05. Reflect critically on their own professional practice and provide insight and feedback to colleagues.
06. Design and implement an evidence based project, including data analysis and reporting of findings.
07. Present project results and conclusions through business reports and academic papers, formal verbal presentations, academic posters, and articles for publication

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, All Year, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdamm Ferrier

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 10
One 8.00 h 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.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 43
One 3.00 h 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

WorkShopWeek: 29 - 29
Two 8.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Assessment 1 Title and brief summary of proposed project (equivalent to 500-words) Assessed subject work requirementN/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO2
Assessment 2 Project proposal (4,500-words equivalent) Assessed subject work requirementN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Assessment 3 Online human ethics assessment (quiz: 1,000-words equivalent) Assessed subject work requirementN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO7
Assessment 4 One interim reflective project report (up to 4,500- words) Assessed subject work requirementN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7
Assessment 5 Presentation of poster and formal five minute presentation (equivalent to 1,200- words) Assessed subject work requirement: Presentation of poster at PHE5ALS poster conferenceN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO4, SILO6, SILO7
Assessment 6 One paper for publication or final report to the sponsoring organisation (3,000-words) Assessed subject work requirementN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6, SILO7
Hurdle Submission of a signed learning agreement between the sponsoring organisation and the UniversityN/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7

On-Line, 2021, All Year, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAli Lakhani

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 43
One 3.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 10
One 1.00 d 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 ClassWeek: 29 - 29
One 2.00 d scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 29 to week 29 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Assessment 1 Title and brief summary of proposed project (equivalent to 500-words) Assessed subject work requirementN/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO2
Assessment 2 Project proposal (4,500-words equivalent) Assessed subject work requirementN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Assessment 3 Online human ethics assessment (quiz: 1,000-words equivalent) Assessed subject work requirementN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO7
Assessment 4 One interim reflective project report (up to 4,500- words) Assessed subject work requirementN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7
Assessment 5 Presentation of poster and formal five minute presentation (equivalent to 1,200- words) Assessed subject work requirement: Presentation of poster at PHE5ALS poster conferenceN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO4, SILO6, SILO7
Assessment 6 One paper for publication or final report to the sponsoring organisation (3,000-words) Assessed subject work requirementN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6, SILO7
Hurdle Submission of a signed learning agreement between the sponsoring organisation and the UniversityN/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7

City Campus, 2021, Week 35-27, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAli Lakhani

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 35 - 35
One 8.00 h 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

WorkShopWeek: 0 - 0
One 3.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
Plus experiential learning activities equivalent to 117 hours

WorkShopWeek: 0 - 0
Twenty 8.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
Data handling and analysis workshops in Week 08

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Assessment 1 Title and brief summary of proposed project (equivalent to 500-words) Assessed subject work requirementN/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO2
Assessment 2 Project proposal (4,500-words equivalent) Assessed subject work requirementN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Assessment 3 Online human ethics assessment (quiz: 1,000-words equivalent) Assessed subject work requirementN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO7
Assessment 4 One interim reflective project report (up to 4,500- words) Assessed subject work requirementN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7
Assessment 5 Presentation of poster and formal five minute presentation (equivalent to 1,200- words) Assessed subject work requirement: Presentation of poster at PHE5ALS poster conferenceN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO4, SILO6, SILO7
Assessment 6 One paper for publication or final report to the sponsoring organisation (3,000-words) Assessed subject work requirementN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6, SILO7
Hurdle Submission of a signed learning agreement between the sponsoring organisation and the UniversityN/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7