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Pastoral Practicum (THE512)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Description This unit consists of experience and reflection in a work situation or institutional setting. It provides an opportunity for students to exercise skills in ministry under supervision with a view to further develop these skills and to deepen theological awareness of the issues involved in ministry/chaplaincy.
Unit Learning Outcomes The aims, structure and content of each practicum will be defined by means of a contract. In this contract, the student will focus learning outcomes
1. on specific areas related to the context of the practicum
2. on specific aspects related to his/her personal growth in professional life
Outcomes should be mutually agreeable to student and supervisor. Each contract needs to be approved by the unit coordinator.
Outcomes may be set which incorporate the following general areas:
1. The acquisition of knowledge and skills
2. Integration of theology
3. Development of personal growth and professional identity
4. Identification of ethics, values and attitudes, both personal and professional
5. Knowledge of resources and organisational systems
Murdoch University has a Memorandum of Understanding with Royal Perth Hospital to enable Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) to be counted towards credit.
Timetabled Learning Activities The timetabling of learning activities is negotiated in each specific practicum. The practicum is 10.7 hours/week (or 150 hours overall), including 1 hour of supervision/week.
Unit Learning Experiences The learning experiences of the Practicum will be determined by the learning outcomes of the student.
Assessment Assessment will include attention to the student's fulfilment of the contract. It is negotiated between the student and the supervisor in accordance with the assessment guidelines of Murdoch University.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Graduate Diploma/Master of Chaplaincy.
Notes Students need to contact the unit coordinator in advance of the semester in which THE512 is to be taken.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Diploma in Chaplaincy (GradDipChap) [New in 2014]
Master of Chaplaincy (MChap) [New in 2016]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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