JCU recommends that Healthcare students who undertake clinical placements as part of their Course requirements be vaccinated against COVID-19 to ensure they can attend clinical placement. Healthcare Students are in the 1B cohort, and most vaccination clinics will have priority appointments available for them.
Students, please use the Vaccine Eligibility Checker and book in as a Healthcare Worker to be eligible to make your first appointment and receive the first dose of the two-dose vaccination course. Remember to take your JCU Clinical ID Card and Medicare Card to your appointment.
Mackay Campus Healthcare Students: Can call 07 4885 6000 and ask them to transfer your call to the COVID vaccination clinic so that you can make an appointment.
After each vaccination, please submit your COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (avail from myGov) or another evidence document to email@example.com so that your InPlace record can be updated. Students should also update the 'Other Vaccinations' section of the QLD Health Student Orientation Checklist.
This guide will assist you to organise your professional experience placement. However, you may be required to fulfil additional requirements depending on where your placement will occur (e.g. a national Working with Children Check, current resuscitation certification, current vaccinations). Please confirm with a representative from the placement facility what their specific requirements are, and ensure you meet these requirements prior to beginning your placement.
Prior to placement, you must ensure you have:
Formally enrolled in the subject TM5571 Public Health Placement
Developed a learning contract to be endorsed by the subject coordinator and placement supervisor
Completed and submitted the form Approval to undertake public health placement.
The below documents contains vital information for all students of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine (DTHM) about the responsibilities of both students and the University concerning professional experience placement.
In signing the Acknowledgement, you – the student – acknowledge that you have been instructed in the concept of patient, client and business confidentiality, and will respect clients’ confidentiality at all times, including during tutorials, lectures and discussions, both professional and private.
There are three pieces of assessment for TM5571 against which you will be graded as competent or not competent:
Learning Contract (30%)
Risk management plan via Riskware (10%)
A portfolio that includes analytical reasoning and a reflective journal or your learning (70%)
The hurdle requirements for TM5571 involve two letters from your supervisor:
The first letter verifies acceptance of your placement and includes the Approval to undertake public health placement form
The second letter verifies your attendance at placement and completion of activities specified in your learning contract
Students approved to undertake an overseas placement must register their trip with JCU for insurance and safety purposes. Registration should be done at least eight weeks before departure where possible.