Unit

School Of Health Sciences

Public Health PracticeWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401193.2

Discipline: PUBLIC HEALTH

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Catharine Fleming


Assumed Knowledge
Fundamentals of public health, determinants of health, Australian health system.


Prerequisite
400285 Public Health

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4656 - Bachelor of Health Science (Public Health) or 6000 Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health Science


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Spring  Yes  Online - ONLINE  Catharine Fleming  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Sydney City Session 3  Yes  Sydney City Campus - DAY  Andrey Zheluk  Timetable not available   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Spring  Yes  Online - ONLINE  Catharine Fleming  Timetable not available  
2021 Sydney City Session 2  Yes  Sydney City Campus - DAY  Andrey Zheluk  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit is an online equivalent of a workplace learning (placement) unit. You will engage in workplace activities with a public health organisation by using prepared resources, online discussion and videoconferencing. In this unit you will evaluate, develop and recommend public health policy or program change. The unit will involve the use of skills required to work in the public health arena; conducting needs analysis, collecting quantitative and qualitative data, facilitating stakeholder engagement, project development, management and evaluation, report writing and competent oral presentation skills, in an organisational setting.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Note: For Spring 2020 enrolment, the First Aid Special Requirement is not required due to COVID-19 restrictions on resuscitation training.

ALL STUDENTS:

To be eligible to enrol in a unit and attend a health-related placement in your course, students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements AND Special Legislative Requirements to be assessed in their first year of study against the following:

1. National Criminal History Check: Students must have a current (expiring 3 years from date of issue) check valid for their entire course. A valid National Criminal history check must be an Australia wide check, include the student's full name matching their Student ID card and date of birth and not have any offences listed. If a student has a criminal history identified on their check, they must provide a Clinical Placement Authority Card (CPAC) or conditional letter from the NSW HealthShare Employment Screening and Review Unit

(https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/Documents/appendix-10-student-application.pdf).

International students must additionally have a translated International Police Check or statutory declaration.

2. A NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter issued under the category of volunteer valid for their entire course.

3. A current approved first aid certificate valid for their entire course, approved provider courses can be found at:

http://training.gov.au.

4. A completed vaccination/immunisation card with all serology results containing expiry dates and currency must be maintained by the student to ensure compliance for their entire course.

5. NSW Undertaking/Declaration form

6. Completed any additional health forms required (such as NSW Health Code of Conduct, Health Student Undertaking/Declaration and Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool)

7. Relevant Local Health District specific documentation as requested.

Contact your School for further details. Resources are also available on the Placement Hub website:

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/learning_futures/home/placements_hub/placements_hub/student_compliance

FOR ONLINE STUDENTS:

To be eligible to enrol in a unit and attend a health-related placement in your course, students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements AND Special Legislative Requirements in your state, to be assessed in their first year of study, against the following:

1. National Criminal History Check: Students must have a current check valid for their entire course. A valid National Criminal history check must be an Australia wide check, include the student's full name matching their Student ID card and date of birth and not have any offences listed. If a student has a criminal history identified on their check, they must provide a clearance or authority document or conditional letter from their relevant authorised state organisation.

International students must additionally have a translated International Police Check or statutory declaration.

2. A Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter or state equivalent, valid for their entire course.

3. A current approved first aid certificate valid for their entire course, approved provider courses can be found at:

http://training.gov.au.

4. A completed vaccination/immunisation card with all serology results attached - currency must be maintained by the student to ensure compliance for their entire course.

5. Undertaking/Declaration form (or state equivalent documents)

6. Additional forms as required per state related to, but not limited to, Tuberculosis Assessment tool, Hepatitis B statutory declaration form, Signed Code of Conduct, Student Deed Poll and all other state equivalent documents as required.

Contact your school for further details. Resources are also available on the Placement Hub web page:

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/placements_hub

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
As this unit is only offered online, students will need to have access to a computer with standard features for the full range of online activities.


Courses
4656.2Bachelor of Health ScienceCURRENT
6000.1Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health ScienceCURRENT


Specialisations

KT4004.1Public HealthCURRENT
KT4007.1Public HealthCURRENT
M4003.1Public HealthCONTINUING




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