The unit of study provides students with an opportunity to undertake a project of their choice that is linked to their field of study. The Pinnacle project will challenge the student by requiring them to draw upon their knowledge and skills acquired in their studies to date and apply them in meaningful way to showcase their abilities. The types of Pinnacle venture undertaken may broadly include a small research or community project or a work based placement. The students activities will "value add" for their discipline field and/or community and/or organisation where they are undertaking the venture.
When undertaking the Pinnacle Venture unit of study, the student will be supervised by a staff member of the Paramedic or related discipline within the College of Health and Biomedicine. It is an overarching objective of the unit that the venture will enable the student to undertake a unique practical and educational experience that will challenge and promote growth on many levels for the student and thus significantly contribute to their marketability and salience, increasing their competitive edge for employment.

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HFB2223 - Clinical Practice 4

HFB2223 not applicable to HBHL students.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Manage and undertake a work, community or research based project with minimal supervision, demonstrating self and time management and project related organisational skills;  
  2. Articulate and justify project goals, objectives, timeline, approaches and methods;  
  3. Establish proficiency in writing a project final report, including self-reflection, an evaluation of the outcomes and a summary of strengths and limitations;  
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in elucidating the findings of the project to peers, supervisors and wider community audience.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Other Project proposal and rationale (750 words) 20%
Report Final project report (equivalent 2500 words) 60%
Presentation Final project presentation (duration 15 minutes) 20%
Students are expected to complete each component of the assessment and must achieve a total aggregate score of 50% in order to obtain a pass in the unit. The project proposal and rationale (Other) will be due for submission by week 4 of semester. The assessment of the student's performance on this submission and the feedback provided will be used to help guide the student over the remainder of the semester.

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