Introduction to Health Professions

Activity code: HEA-06
Year level: 7, 8, 9
Target audience: School groups
Venue: School/university setting
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CPR equipmentThis is a great way for your students to begin exploring the Health professions through a fun activity in a relaxed environment. The activity is designed to get students up and moving and to dispel some TV medical drama myths about Health professions. For students who like to help people, are interested in how the human body works, like to keep healthy and fit, or like talking to people, our popular Introduction to Health Professions will open their eyes to a wide array of career possibilities. 

What will your students do in this activity?

Students will assume the roles, responsibilities and attire of different health professionals. They then play out a scenario, following and interacting as Health professionals involved in a typical accident victim’s progress. The activity begins at the ‘accident scene’ and continues through the patient’s various treatment processes until their eventual discharge from hospital.

Through the activity, students will:

  • experience and witness what various health profession roles really involve;
  • discover just how many different roles there are in the Health professions;
  • see how these roles all work together for the benefit of the patient; and
  • discover where university fits in to these career pathways.

From the time of injury to discharge and everything in between, this is a unique and interesting activity for every student who is just beginning to explore their career choices. 

Students will be introduced to the vast array of Health profession roles so they can understand that even though Doctors and Nurses are extremely important professions there are so many more opportunities in health care to consider. 

Introduction to Health Professions will be a valuable experience that students can reflect upon, when developing or reviewing their Career Action Plan with their teacher or careers teacher.

Use the School application link below to express interest in this activity and we will advise you of delivery options and availability. 

For more information contact the LEAP Team.

Victorian Curriculum links

Y7-8

  • Health and Physical Education: P,S&CH (Investigate strategies (VCHPEP126)), CtoH&AC (health, safety (VCHPEP130));
  • Science: SU (SHE: science/technology (VCSSU090)).

Y9

  • Health and Physical Education: P,S&CH (plan, rehearse, evaluate (VCHPEP144) support services (VCHPEP145)), C&IforH&W (health info (VCHPEP148)), CtoH&AC (health, safety (VCHPEP149));
  • Science: SU (SHE: science/technology (VCSSU115)).

Check out more information on this website about the health profession. Discover the skills needed, learn about making the leap to university, read stories from recent graduates and more...

LEAP learning outcomes: Understanding the professions
Duration: 45-60 minutes
How to participate: Negotiated with school
Max numbers: NA
Min numbers: 25

Upcoming events

There are no upcoming events for this activity.

Hospital Experience Workshop

Activity code: HEA-03
Year level: 9, 10
Target audience: School groups
Venue: Hospitals (metropolitan and regional)
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Students learn how to test for vital signs

Our unique and very popular one day Hospital Experience Workshop will give your students a range of information about the many Health professions, so that they can seriously consider a career in health and start researching options for health-related studies at university. Real life stories from hospital health professionals and from current university students will inspire and motivate them. Your students will have the opportunity to interact with all the speakers to find out what their work is really like. 

What will we do in this workshop?

Morning
Health careers - Students will gain a greater understanding of the Health careers available, the future opportunities and hospital working environment. The program includes interactive experiences to give students a greater understanding of particular jobs and skills needed to be a Health professional. 

Vital signs activity - Students will undertake this hands-on activity to experience base-level skills required of many Health professionals.

Afternoon
Students will rotate through three different Health career stations about (determined by availability of staff and students at the hospital) to really find out more information on those particular fields of employment. The stations covered can range from Allied Health areas such as Dietetics, Health Promotion, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Oral Health, Paramedicine, Physiotherapy, and Psychology, to Clinical Health areas such as Medicine, Nursing, and many more.

For more information contact the LEAP into...Health Team.

Victorian Curriculum links

VCE

  • Health (VCE VET), Health and Human Development, Psychology, Biology

Check out more information on this website about the health profession. Discover the skills needed, learn about making the leap to university, read stories from recent graduates and more...

LEAP learning outcomes: Understanding the professions
Duration: 5hrs
How to participate: Date specific (see 'Upcoming events' below)
Max numbers: 60
Min numbers: 40

Upcoming events

There are no upcoming events for this activity.

Linking Students to Health Careers

Activity code: HEA-02
Year level: 9, 10
Target audience: School groups
Venue: School or on university campus
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Students wearing protective gear

This exciting and ever popular activity is a wonderful opportunity for your students to explore health careers, consider a career in health, start researching options for health-related studies at university and develop their Career Action Plan afterwards. The activity is available to be run either at school or a university campus (where accessible).

 

What will your students do in this activity?

We will introduce your students to the diversity of health professional roles and careers, many they may not have thought about. Your students will:

  • learn about the career pathways in the Health professions and the importance of university;
  • learn the differences between the Clinical, Allied and Complementary Health professions.
  • join in a hands-on activity from one of the Health professions discussed (this may vary based upon specialist staff availability).

If the chosen activity venue is a university campus, the program can also include an optional campus tour, experienced through a fun and interactive scavenger hunt activity. Your students will get a feel of university life and may even see what university teaching facilities and laboratories are like. (Access to areas are subject to university availability).

Use the School application link below to express interest in this activity and we will advise you of delivery options and availability. 

For more information contact the LEAP Team.

Victorian Curriculum links

Y9-10

  • Health and Physical Education: P,S&CH (plan, rehearse, evaluate (VCHPEP144) support services (VCHPEP145)), C&IforH&W (health info (VCHPEP148)), CtoH&AC (health, safety (VCHPEP149));
  • Science: SU (SHE: science/technology (VCSSU115)).

Check out more information on this website about the health profession. Discover the skills needed, learn about making the leap to university, read stories from recent graduates and more...

LEAP learning outcomes: Understanding the professions
Duration: 60-70 minutes - negotiable with school to fit school timetable
How to participate: Negotiated with school
Max numbers: 40
Min numbers: 20

Upcoming events

There are no upcoming events for this activity.

Focus on Health - Planning your Pathway

Activity code: HEA-07
Year level: 11, 12
Target audience: School groups
Venue: School or on university campus
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Information for teachers

Your year 11 and 12 students will benefit from this one hour presentation examining current day health issues and making the leap into the health profession. The LEAP into Health team will showcase how choosing a career in the health profession can give them opportunities to be part of the solution to these issues. With a focus on higher education, students will engage in discussions on how health impacts on Australian communities and what health professions will be required to meet future needs.

 

What will your students do in this workshop?
The session includes a discussion about current health issues in our community and projected skills shortages in the health sector. Students will also gain insight into the university learning environment, including different methods of content delivery, such as lectures, tutorials, practicals and placements. The presentation also includes information about the support services available to all university students to help maximise their opportunities for successful study.

For more information contact the LEAP Team.

Victorian Curriculum links

VCE

  • Health (VCE VET), Health and Human Development, Psychology, Biology.

Check out more information on this website about the health profession. Discover the skills needed, learn about making the leap to university, read stories from recent graduates and more...

LEAP learning outcomes: Making It Happen
Duration: 60 minutes
How to participate: Negotiated with school
Max numbers: 80
Min numbers: 20

Upcoming events

There are no upcoming events for this activity.

Year 11-12 Next Step - Health Workshop

Activity code: HEA-04
Year level: 11, 12
Target audience: Individual students
Venue: In a hospital teaching facility or on university campuses
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Information for VCE students

Which Health profession is right for me? What subjects do I need? What is university study like? Can I do it? What courses are there?

If you are in VCE, thinking about these questions and more, then this workshop is a must for you.  

What will I do in this workshop?

You’ll get to explore the health care industry in depth and find answers to help you to make informed decisions about your next step - into university - as well as demystifying uni life. 

Guest speakers from the Department of Health will tell you about:

  • the types of jobs predicted to be needed in the next 10 years;
  • where the shortages are expected to be; and
  • how important it will be to fill these jobs in the future. 

Current university students will talk you through some of their own experiences and a leading university academic will be on hand to answer all your questions.

You’ll hear all about:

  • entering university and the differences between secondary school and university study;
  • what university life is really like; students’ own experiences in their study or their chosen field of work;
  • relocating to attend university - hear from students who have made this transition;
  • work placements in health courses – what are they like and how do you get one; and
  • the way universities are structured and how they work.

Life at university is not just about study. The ‘Next step’ workshop will also showcase:

  • the different support services that are available for all university students;
  • the people and places on a campus that are there to help you;
  • the diversity of exciting clubs and societies you can get involved with while you are studying at uni; and 
  • the range of resources available to make your journey through university exciting and rewarding, allowing you to perform at your best.

Attending this half day information session will help you to understand where university and a career in the Health industry can take you.

Whether you’ve made your decision about which career to pursue or are still considering your options this program will assist you in many ways. There will be so much advice and assistance in this half day workshop it's one not to be missed. So please come and join us for our ‘Next step’ workshop, then make the leap into Health.

Please note – sometimes this activity will run in a hospital setting. Please check dates as this session is only run twice a year. Places are limited so booking is essential. 

For more information contact the LEAP Team.

Victorian Curriculum links

VCE
Health (VCE VET), Health and Human Development, Psychology, Biology.

Check out more information on this website about the health profession. Discover the skills needed, learn about making the leap to university, read stories from recent graduates and more...

LEAP learning outcomes: Making It Happen
Duration: 3-4 hours
How to participate: See upcoming event dates below
Max numbers: 60
Min numbers: 40

Upcoming events

There are no upcoming events for this activity.

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engage with higher education and participation in LEAP activities please contact us.

General Enquiries: (03) 9903 4632
Program Enquiries: (03) 9903 4627
Email: adm-leap@monash.edu
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