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. Students will learn about the legal and professional responsibilities to undertake continuing professional development and inclusive of any regulatory or registration bodies codes of conduct and requirements. Continuing education, formal and informal professional learning and development activities and career opportunities in relevant fields will also be explored.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Readings and references and/or their links will be provided in the VU Collaborate site.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):