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PHH3082: Health promotion practicum

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate – Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal datesfor the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Coordinators(s)

TBA

Offered

South Africa

  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)

Prerequisites

HSC3061 or PHH3061 or PBH3004.

Co-requisites

Must be enrolled in course 4502.

Prohibitions

HSC3082.

Synopsis

This unit will assist students to put into practice the theory that underpins the profession of health promotion by working in an agency which has promoting health as part of its core business. It will provide practical experience in preparation for embarking or enhancing a career in health promotion as well as opportunities to learn about career development, resume development and reflection on skills and capacities required by a graduate. Applying the knowledge gained through their course by working in agencies that undertake population-based health promotion issues will help students to better understand health determinants and behaviour in the community, and prepare them for the realities of the workplace.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge and skills gained in health promotion units, in the practice of community-based health promotion;
  2. Demonstrate skills and knowledge in learning about career development;
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of health promotion theories in program design and/or delivery;
  4. Reflect on the professional attitudes and skills required of health professionals working in community settings;
  5. Critically assess a workplace environment;
  6. Critically reflect on personal strengths and weaknesses as a health professional, and skills and capacities necessary for graduate employment.

Assessment

  • Half-way practicum reflection report (750 words) (20%)
  • Career portfolio (40%)
  • Final reflection report (2,000 – 2,500 words) (40%)

Hurdle:

  • 80% attendance at seminars
  • Online Moodle discussions
  • Evidence of successful completion of placement.

Workload requirements

144 hours including 100 hours of field placement, 12 hours of seminars, contact time of 1 hour online discussion groups between weeks 5-12 and 2 hours of private study per week.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Natasha Khamisa

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Public health – South Africa

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