Course Title: Health: Industry Project and Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Health: Industry Project and Practice

Credit Points: 12.00



Course Coordinator: Judith McCann

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 8366

Course Coordinator Email: judith.mccann@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 51.7.05


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This is a Capstone course which draws on the principles developed in Project Management in Health (BUSM4600) to design and undertake a project within the health industry. You will participate in a series of workshops to lay the groundwork for the design of the project and also to develop employability skills and knowledge. You will apply your skills and knowledge when you conduct your project and are assessed in a workplace or simulated workplace setting.  


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

  1. communicate effectively in a range of forms (written, oral) and with diverse audiences and cultural groups (community, clients and health professionals)
  2. manage and develop your own work and lead and manage others within a health or community context
  3. apply ethical practices and be committed to the ethical and professional standards in health
  4. apply the knowledge and skills of your studies in community or health care settings


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Research and describe the mission, major structure and functions of a health industry organisation including key personnel and clientele.
  2. Produce documents for a range of purposes using health industry terminology and conventions.
  3. Design, implement and evaluate a project in a health industry workplace or simulated workplace.
  4. Demonstrate your workplace skills such as communication, time management, working as part of a team and working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.

5. Reflect on observations in the workplace or simulated workplace and appraise the chosen health organisation. 


Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are:

  • Structured lectures and workshops covering the key component concepts relating to the health industry, and to current trends.
  • Guest speakers who are current practitioners from relevant health industry sectors.
  • Research activities of a chosen health organisation.
  •  Placement in a health industry workplace where available, or a simulated workplace.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.  The University Library has extensive resources for [discipline] students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/cat.php?cid=29914

The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.


Overview of Assessment

You will develop a project brief, undertake research on a relevant host organisation and produce both an oral and written final report on your industry or simulated industry experience and findings.

Feedback will be progressively given at critical stages of project development.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment

Assessment tasks

 

Early Assessment Task:  Oral presentation of your project brief and research on a host organisation.

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs  1, 2 and 3

Assessment Task 2:  Project implementation and journal

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs  1,  2, 3 and 4

Assessment Task 3:Final Report on project (oral presentation)

Total weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs  3, 4 and 5