Academic Practice is a course which is based around workshops designed to provide support to students in academic literacies. The course is compulsory for all new International students in their first semester of study.* The course is also suitable for local students. The workshops will assist students in being able to complete postgraduate assessment in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Students will be expected to bring reading and writing material from their other courses to the classes.
Each week, skills topics will be presented and they will be linked with the materials that students deal with in their other courses. Participants will engage in critical activities on materials used in their studies ie referencing, reviewing articles, assignments etc. There will be opportunity to discuss issues and field questions from colleagues to develop skills in defending a particular viewpoint or position.
All new International students must complete Academic Practice in their first semester of study.* The course is worth 0 units of credit. The course is not counted in your study load and there are no tuition fees to be paid. Any International students who would like to be exempt from the course should contact the Student Services Manager in the first instance. All Local students are also invited to enrol in the course.
*International students who are studying by distance in their home countries are exempt from this requirement.