Public Health fieldwork

Fieldwork/clinical placements provide you with important opportunities to learn through direct experience. During placement, you will put your professional role, knowledge and skills into practice in authentic contexts. You will engage with people from diverse backgrounds, including other health professionals you may work alongside in the future.



Opportunities

You will have the opportunity to undertake clinical placements in a variety of settings.

Future students

Please read the following essential requirements for fieldwork/clinical placement before you apply for a course.

You do not need to meet these requirements before you enrol, but it’s important you understand your obligations so you can successfully complete the placement component of your course.

Master of Dietetics

Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:

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Health Promotion Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion), Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion, Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion, Master of Health Promotion

Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion)

Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of the Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion) course:

Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion

Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of the Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion course:

Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion

Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of the Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion course:

Master of Health Promotion

Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of the Master of Health Promotion course:

Health Promotion and Health and Safety Double Degree

As part of your course you will undertake a 100-hour professional placement in workplace health promotion, and complete 200 hours of placements in health and safety. Fieldwork visits will also give you the chance to see health and safety in action.

Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:

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Health Sciences

Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:

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Health, Safety and the Environment

Students will complete a 100-hour placement in their second year and a 150-hour placement in their third year of their undergraduate degree.

Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:

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Nutrition and Health Promotion Double Degree

Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:

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Nutrition and Food Science

During their course students will undertake a work placement with an external organisation which may be a government, research or food industry organisation.

Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:

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Public Health (honours)

During their course students will undertake a work placement with an external organisation which may be a government, research or food industry organisation.

Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:

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Current students

Read about your obligations as a current student and find links to useful resources.

Important information for current students

In the field, you will be representing yourself, your course or chosen profession, and Curtin University. You are expected to demonstrate professional attitudes and behaviour at all times.

As a student, you must satisfactorily complete all fieldwork activities, pass assessment requirements and demonstrate attributes associated with professional conduct. To facilitate this, you should refer to your unit outline, Blackboard and the fieldwork manual, and read the important information on essential fieldwork requirements.

Useful resources

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Assessment information

Students should be aware of the criteria and conditions under which assessment extensions  will be granted.