HLST 4990 6.0 SHPM Practicum Course Description:
Designed to bridge theory and practice in a variety of health care settings, the practicum is a planned, supervised and evaluated practice-based experience in which students are mentored and supported by fieldwork-supervisors. To support students’ development of professionalism skills within work integrated learning, students are required to attend pre-practicum workshops and in-class pre-placement sessions. The practicum course will require 15-20 in-class hours and 150-200 in-field hours. Students will prepare a learning contract, complete a field-based project deliverable, participate in continuous reflective-related exercises and prepare a final practicum portfolio.
Open to: Students in the BHS Specialized Honours program with 84 earned credits.
Prerequisites: HH/HLST 4000 3.0, HH/HLST 4010 3.0, and HH/HLST 4210 3.0
Pre/Corequisites: HH/HLST 4200 6.0
- A minimum GPA of 7.0 is required in major credits.
- Enrollment is by permission only. Students submit an application to the practicum in the Winter term of their third year. The instructor, together with the Experiential Education Office, will select from those that apply.
- Students are required to complete mandatory career development workshops during their third year prior to applying to the practicum.
- Students are required to attend all in-class pre-practicum sessions and post-practicum sessions and commit to an average of 2-2 ½ days a week in fieldwork placements based on negotiated work days with the field supervisor, completing a minimum of 150-200 in-field work hours.