Pinnacle Venture

    Unit code: HFB3200 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Online Real Time
    St Albans
    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)
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    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.

    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.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Project
    Grade: 20%
    Project proposal and presentation (750 words)
    Assessment type: Project
    Grade: 60%
    Final project artefact (2500 words)
    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 20%
    Final project presentation (750 words)

    Required reading

    Required readings and reference will be provided on the VU Collaborate site.

    As part of a course

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