Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Sarah Carmody


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.


By the completion of this unit, it is expected that the students will 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.


Half-way practicum reflection report of 750 words (20%)
Final practicum reflection report of 1500 words and presentation (40%)
Career portfolio including career goals, cover letter, reume and placement workplan (40%)
Hurdle tasks of 120 hours field placement and participation in Moodle group discussions between weeks 5-12.

Chief examiner(s)

Sarah Carmody

Contact hours

180 hours including 13 hours of seminars, contact time of 1 hour online tutorial and 8 hours of private study.


HSC3082 is available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Health Science 3882; Bachelor of Health Science/Business 4503 or Bachelor of Health Promotion 4505.

Students need to have also successfully completed HSC2062 Communicating health and HSC3061 Health promotion evaluation.