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 research and evidence alongside the 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. Drawing on an evidence based approach, the student's activities will "value add" for their discipline field and/or community and/or organisation where they are undertaking the venture. Dependent on the project they undertake, they will be required to work autonomously and collaboratively in teams. They will communicate effectively the aims and outcomes of the project they have undertaken. 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 professional 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 (applicable for HBPD students ONLY)

HFB3136 - Career and Professional Development (applicable for HBHL students ONLY)

HHB2301 - Health Promotion (applicable for HBHL students ONLY)

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 producing an artefact that demonstrates 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
Project Project proposal and presentation (750 words) 20%
Project Final project artefact (2500 words) 60%
Presentation Final project presentation (750 words) 20%
The project proposal and rationale will be due for submission in week 1. 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 Block.

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