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PUN704 Health Management Internship

Unit synopsis

This unit takes an experiential approach to synthesise your knowledge of health care systems and skills of investigation and analysis of complex information, problems to contribute to professional practice and scholarship. This unit involves placement in a health service or health policy organisation and the planning and execution of a substantial research-based project or equivalent capstone experience. You will be expected to volunteer to work within the service during the period of the internship. QUT staff will provide every endeavour to locate a suitable placement. You may arrange your own placement although the placement should ideally be an institution different from one where you may be normally employed. The placement may be undertaken with your employer, provided that a clearly defined different experience is involved to that which is your normal employment.

Faculty
Faculty of Health
Study area
Health and community
Credit points
24

Dates and locations

Teaching period Locations
Semester 1, 2018
19 February 2018 - 22 June 2018
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Kelvin Grove (External)
Semester 2, 2018
23 July 2018 - 16 November 2018
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Kelvin Grove (External)
Summer, 2018
19 November 2018 - 22 February 2019
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Kelvin Grove (External)

Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2018: $2,338
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2018: $4,776
International student fee
2018: $7,152

Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as part of our study abroad or exchange programs
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Prerequisites
HLN707 or PUN105 or HLN710 or HLN405 or HLN706 or PUN103
Assumed knowledge
Students embarking on an internship will be expected to have a broad understanding of the structure of the Australian healthcare system. This unit is not available to offshore students.

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

Coordinator

Name
Ms Nicolie Jenkins
Email
n2.jenkins@qut.edu.au
Phone
31383960

Rationale

Based in a workplace, this unit takes an experiential approach to synthesise your knowledge of health care systems with your skills of investigation and analysis of complex information to contribute to professional practice and scholarship. This unit involves the planning and execution of a substantial work-based research project or equivalent capstone experience, by applying the principles and concepts studied across the course into the real world of health services delivery and health policy. A capstone unit is a point of transition for you, and prompts reflection and coherence to the whole course experience.

Aims

Situated in the workplace, this capstone unit aims at enabling the authentic synthesis of your knowledge of the complex, diverse and challenging nature of health management across the broad scope of health and health service delivery, and to further your development of the professional skills, competencies and attributes required to respond to the changing needs of Australasian health systems as leading senior managers and executives.

Learning outcomes

Completion of this unit requires you to provide evidence of having achieved the following learning outcomes:
1. Research and critically analyse a complex work-based healthcare problem to discern risk and benefits;
2. Plan, design and implement a negotiated significant work-based program or project;
3. Engage and facilitate timely and appropriate consultation around key issues through a variety of mechanisms;
4. Communicate with stakeholders within and outside the internship organisation;
5. Exercise leadership, self-management, ethical behaviour and reflection in action in the conduct of your internship.

Content

The focus of this particular unit will include:

  • Planning
  • Performance monitoring and reporting

  • Timeliness and meeting specified targets

  • Team work

  • Written and oral communication skills and in particular the ability to communicate complex concepts

Approaches to teaching and learning

This unit will be undertaken within the workplace of a health service or health policy organisation. Each student will negotiate identified practical outcomes. An industry supervisor will be identified for each student who will provide feedback during the internship and will provide an assessment on completion.

Assessment items

Name #1: Project Plan (Research)
DescriptionSubmit a written report describing in detail the project that has been agreed upon with your workplace supervisor. Include, where applicable,
- Literature search, industry best practice, applicable future developments
- Design of research question
- Health economics of the project
- Details regarding consultation undertaken when synthesising the project plan
- Format for project report
Weighting30%
Due dateMid placement
Internal or externalBoth
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 3 and 4.
Name #2: Project Performance
DescriptionSummative feedback from industry supervisor.
Weighting20%
Due dateEnd placement
Internal or externalBoth
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes3, 4 and 5.
Name #3: Project (applied)
DescriptionFrom the evaluation and recommendations of your Project Plan (Assessment 1), prepare a report detailing the program or project on which you have been working. Where appropriate, submission of the work provided to your workplace supervisor may be suitable.
Workplace supervisors report (assessment item no. 2) will accompany the submission.
Due date: End of placement, by agreement with Unit Co-ordinator
Weighting50%
Due dateEnd placement
Internal or externalBoth
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2, 3 and 4.

Academic integrity

QUT is committed to maintaining high academic standards to protect the value of its qualifications. To assist you in assuring the academic integrity of your assessment you are encouraged to make use of the support materials and services available to help you consider and check your assessment items. Important information about the university's approach to academic integrity of assessment is on your unit Blackboard site.

A breach of academic integrity is regarded as Student Misconduct and can lead to the imposition of penalties.

Resource materials

No particular materials are required for this unit.

Travel to the site of the placement may be required and will be at the student's expense. There may be uniform requirements in some circumstances. As a general rule if uniforms are required they may be provided by the host institution. However this will be subject to individual negotiation prior to accepting the placement.

Risk assessment statement

The risks of this unit will be those associated with the particular placement and these would be identified prior to accepting any particular placement. There may well be normal risks associated with transport to the site of the placement and normal office risks. Substantial computer-based work will be required. You should ensure that you take regular rest breaks when engaging in prolonged computer-based work.

Rationale

Based in a workplace, this unit takes an experiential approach to synthesise your knowledge of health care systems with your skills of investigation and analysis of complex information to contribute to professional practice and scholarship. This unit involves the planning and execution of a substantial work-based research project or equivalent capstone experience, by applying the principles and concepts studied across the course into the real world of health services delivery and health policy. A capstone unit is a point of transition for you, and prompts reflection and coherence to the whole course experience.

Aims

Situated in the workplace, this capstone unit aims at enabling the authentic synthesis of your knowledge of the complex, diverse and challenging nature of health management across the broad scope of health and health service delivery, and to further your development of the professional skills, competencies and attributes required to respond to the changing needs of Australasian health systems as leading senior managers and executives.

Learning outcomes

Completion of this unit requires you to provide evidence of having achieved the following learning outcomes:
1. Research and critically analyse a complex work-based healthcare problem to discern risk and benefits;
2. Plan, design and implement a negotiated significant work-based program or project;
3. Engage and facilitate timely and appropriate consultation around key issues through a variety of mechanisms;
4. Communicate with stakeholders within and outside the internship organisation;
5. Exercise leadership, self-management, ethical behaviour and reflection in action in the conduct of your internship.

Content

The focus of this particular unit will include:

  • Planning
  • Performance monitoring and reporting

  • Timeliness and meeting specified targets

  • Team work

  • Written and oral communication skills and in particular the ability to communicate complex concepts

Approaches to teaching and learning

This unit will be undertaken within the workplace of a health service or health policy organisation. Each student will negotiate identified practical outcomes. An industry supervisor will be identified for each student who will provide feedback during the internship and will provide an assessment on completion.

Assessment items

Name #1: Project Plan (Research)
DescriptionSubmit a written report describing in detail the project that has been agreed upon with your workplace supervisor. Include, where applicable,
- Literature search, industry best practice, applicable future developments
- Design of research question
- Health economics of the project
- Details regarding consultation undertaken when synthesising the project plan
- Format for project report
Weighting30%
Due dateMid placement
Internal or externalBoth
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 3 and 4.
Name #2: Project Performance
DescriptionSummative feedback from industry supervisor.
Weighting20%
Due dateEnd placement
Internal or externalBoth
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes3, 4 and 5.
Name #3: Project (applied)
DescriptionFrom the evaluation and recommendations of your Project Plan (Assessment 1), prepare a report detailing the program or project on which you have been working. Where appropriate, submission of the work provided to your workplace supervisor may be suitable.
Workplace supervisors report (assessment item no. 2) will accompany the submission.
Due date: End of placement, by agreement with Unit Co-ordinator
Weighting50%
Due dateEnd placement
Internal or externalBoth
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2, 3 and 4.

Academic integrity

QUT is committed to maintaining high academic standards to protect the value of its qualifications. To assist you in assuring the academic integrity of your assessment you are encouraged to make use of the support materials and services available to help you consider and check your assessment items. Important information about the university's approach to academic integrity of assessment is on your unit Blackboard site.

A breach of academic integrity is regarded as Student Misconduct and can lead to the imposition of penalties.

Resource materials

No particular materials are required for this unit.

Travel to the site of the placement may be required and will be at the student's expense. There may be uniform requirements in some circumstances. As a general rule if uniforms are required they may be provided by the host institution. However this will be subject to individual negotiation prior to accepting the placement.

Risk assessment statement

The risks of this unit will be those associated with the particular placement and these would be identified prior to accepting any particular placement. There may well be normal risks associated with transport to the site of the placement and normal office risks. Substantial computer-based work will be required. You should ensure that you take regular rest breaks when engaging in prolonged computer-based work.

Rationale

Based in a workplace, this unit takes an experiential approach to synthesise your knowledge of health care systems with your skills of investigation and analysis of complex information to contribute to professional practice and scholarship. This unit involves the planning and execution of a substantial work-based research project or equivalent capstone experience, by applying the principles and concepts studied across the course into the real world of health services delivery and health policy. A capstone unit is a point of transition for you, and prompts reflection and coherence to the whole course experience.

Aims

Situated in the workplace, this capstone unit aims at enabling the authentic synthesis of your knowledge of the complex, diverse and challenging nature of health management across the broad scope of health and health service delivery, and to further your development of the professional skills, competencies and attributes required to respond to the changing needs of Australasian health systems as leading senior managers and executives.

Learning outcomes

Completion of this unit requires you to provide evidence of having achieved the following learning outcomes:
1. Research and critically analyse a complex work-based healthcare problem to discern risk and benefits;
2. Plan, design and implement a negotiated significant work-based program or project;
3. Engage and facilitate timely and appropriate consultation around key issues through a variety of mechanisms;
4. Communicate with stakeholders within and outside the internship organisation;
5. Exercise leadership, self-management, ethical behaviour and reflection in action in the conduct of your internship.

Content

The focus of this particular unit will include:

  • Planning
  • Performance monitoring and reporting

  • Timeliness and meeting specified targets

  • Team work

  • Written and oral communication skills and in particular the ability to communicate complex concepts

Approaches to teaching and learning

This unit will be undertaken within the workplace of a health service or health policy organisation. Each student will negotiate identified practical outcomes. An industry supervisor will be identified for each student who will provide feedback during the internship and will provide an assessment on completion.

Assessment items

Name #1: Project Plan (Research)
DescriptionSubmit a written report describing in detail the project that has been agreed upon with your workplace supervisor. Include, where applicable,
- Literature search, industry best practice, applicable future developments
- Design of research question
- Health economics of the project
- Details regarding consultation undertaken when synthesising the project plan
- Format for project report
Weighting30%
Due dateMid placement
Internal or externalBoth
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 3 and 4.
Name #2: Project Performance
DescriptionSummative feedback from industry supervisor.
Weighting20%
Due dateEnd placement
Internal or externalBoth
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes3, 4 and 5.
Name #3: Project (applied)
DescriptionFrom the evaluation and recommendations of your Project Plan (Assessment 1), prepare a report detailing the program or project on which you have been working. Where appropriate, submission of the work provided to your workplace supervisor may be suitable.
Workplace supervisors report (assessment item no. 2) will accompany the submission.
Due date: End of placement, by agreement with Unit Co-ordinator
Weighting50%
Due dateEnd placement
Internal or externalBoth
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomes1, 2, 3 and 4.

Academic integrity

QUT is committed to maintaining high academic standards to protect the value of its qualifications. To assist you in assuring the academic integrity of your assessment you are encouraged to make use of the support materials and services available to help you consider and check your assessment items. Important information about the university's approach to academic integrity of assessment is on your unit Blackboard site.

A breach of academic integrity is regarded as Student Misconduct and can lead to the imposition of penalties.

Resource materials

No particular materials are required for this unit.

Travel to the site of the placement may be required and will be at the student's expense. There may be uniform requirements in some circumstances. As a general rule if uniforms are required they may be provided by the host institution. However this will be subject to individual negotiation prior to accepting the placement.

Risk assessment statement

The risks of this unit will be those associated with the particular placement and these would be identified prior to accepting any particular placement. There may well be normal risks associated with transport to the site of the placement and normal office risks. Substantial computer-based work will be required. You should ensure that you take regular rest breaks when engaging in prolonged computer-based work.

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