The unit aims to support and facilitate students to become proactive and strategic career builders and gain an understanding of how to identify the career opportunities as graduates of a Health Science degree. It uses an integrated approach of delivery by using self-understanding and reflective activities, goal setting, networking and interview techniques, generating a professional image and exploration of a wide range of employment opportunities to equip students towards graduate employment. It develops a critical understanding of how to identify and highlight the value of strengths and competencies through their education, employment experiences and work integrated learning and extracurricular activities to improve their career outcomes. Leadership and mentoring will be evaluated in terms of the potential these experiences have to improve student employability. Students will learn about various potential employers, including those that relate to their specific fields of employment inclusive of any regulatory or registration bodies.  pre-hospital field nationally and at an international level. Continuing education and career opportunities in relevant fields will also be explored. 

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
HFB3136

Prerequisites

HFB2223 - Clinical Practice 4

HFB2234 - Evidence Based Practice

HFB2232 - Paramedic Clinical Science 2 (Trauma)

HFB2233 - Paramedic Clinical Science 3 (Medical Emergencies 2)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Develop, reflect on and evaluate a broad range of strategies for achieving own career goals;  
  2. Analyse skills, career values and personality to gain a clear career direction and plan;  
  3. Enhance capability to be an effective professional communicator and self-marketer focusing on communicating achievements during job interviews and professional image management;  
  4. Establish significant knowledge and understanding of potential career options including those in the prehospital sector;  
  5. Work both as a team member and leader in both formal and informal teams to complete tasks, evaluate and respond to own and others performance using given parameters.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Report Career Plan (total word equivalent 400 words) 10%
Assignment Personal Resume (total equivalent 1500 words) 30%
Report Digital video submission (total equivalent 2000 words) 60%
To obtain a pass in this unit, all components of assessment must be attempted and students must obtain a total aggregate score of 50% or greater to pass the unit. The career plan will be submitted in week 5 of semester and feedback about performance in this assessment will be provided in order to guide and support students in their future learning in the unit of study.

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