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This capstone internship for the Master of Genomics and Health is designed to provide students a practical experience with up to three external organisations related to their interests. Organisations may include, but are not limited to, health settings, research and educational institutes, pathology/diagnostic services, community organisations, and government organisations. Students will work across a range of tasks relevant to the organisation’s objectives, and will develop and complete a specific project or professional portfolio in discussion with the host organisation and the Subject Coordinator. If students take an internship at three settings, one may be undertaken as a practicum at the students' workplace if appropriate. The internship experience will enable students to extend and apply the knowledge acquired during the Master of Genomics and Health. The internship will provide students with valuable professional experience, and integrate their academic learning, employability skills and attributes. Furthermore, this opportunity will extend their professional networks.
Students will be responsible for identifying suitable professional work environments, prior to the semester, with support of the Subject Coordinator who will need to approve their choice. The Subject Coordinator will be responsible for securing these placements. The students will work under the guidance of a senior staff member at the host organisation, with additional support from the Subject Coordinator, who will provide ongoing monitoring of student work and progress, and may conduct site visits.
Intended learning outcomes
At the completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- Perform effectively in a professional environment
- Apply and extend knowledge obtained through prior completion of subjects in the Master of Genomics and Health in a professional setting
- Work autonomously on a range of tasks
- Critically evaluate their experience and to share their findings through written and oral reports
- Demonstrate high level interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a range of people in and connected with their placement
Last updated: 10 November 2019