Student reflections in a first year public health and health promotion unit

McKay, Fiona H. and Dunn, Matthew 2015, Student reflections in a first year public health and health promotion unit, Reflective practice : international and multidisciplinary perspectives, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 242-253, doi: 10.1080/14623943.2015.1005588.

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Title Student reflections in a first year public health and health promotion unit
Author(s) McKay, Fiona H.ORCID iD for McKay, Fiona H.
Dunn, MatthewORCID iD for Dunn, Matthew
Journal name Reflective practice : international and multidisciplinary perspectives
Volume number 16
Issue number 2
Start page 242
End page 253
Total pages 12
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1462-3943
Keyword(s) first year
health promotion
levels of reflection
public health
qualitative research
Summary While reflective practice has been used extensively in nursing and teaching education over many years, the introduction of reflective practice into other disciplines is more recent. This paper provides an overview of the use of reflective practice as an assessment task in a first year, first trimester, undergraduate health promotion and public health unit. Reflective practice is included in this unit as a way for students to deal with challenges that arise during learning. This study used a coding scheme to determine the level of reflection of student journals, as well as a qualitative approach of thematic analysis to investigate themes within the student’s reflective journals. Findings of this study suggest a low level of student reflection, however; thematic analysis results in rich data that describe student aspirations for future careers.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/14623943.2015.1005588
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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