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.

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HFB2223 - Clinical Practice 4

HFB2234 - Evidence Based Practice

HFB2232 - Paramedic Clinical Science 2 (Trauma)

HFB2233 - Paramedic Clinical Science 3 (Medical Emergencies 2)

HHB2000 - Social Epidemiology (applicable for HBHL students ONLY)

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. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of potential career options; and  
  4. Advocate personal achievements and self-market in a professional manner suitable for employment.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Presentation Group Career Exploration (500 words) 10%
Assignment Personal Resume (total equivalent 1500 words) 30%
Report Group Interview and Analysis (2500 words) 60%

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