Field Placement Overview
 

The field placement is equal to about 10 weeks of full-time work, with the student
working 3-4 days/week, ideally. The placement should provide the student with some of
the following skills and experiences:

  • an understanding of the structure/policies/function of the field placement agency, as well as the social, political, and economic context in which the agency functions and how this context impacts decision-making;
  • participation as an effective team member, including multiple interactions with decision-makers through meetings and other available mentoring opportunities, such as “shadowing;”
  • engagement in a project or projects that involve conceptualizing, planning, and determining/negotiating for the resources necessary to complete the projects;
  • an understanding of issues of confidentiality, privacy, access, and reporting of results.

An overview of a recent field placement is available here.

Possible Field Placement Activities and Projects

  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Perform environmental scans
  • Prepare service portfolios for care areas within agencies/branches
  • Develop Learning and Working Plans for agencies/branches
  • Develop workshops, presentations, resource guides, etc. and make recommendations to policy analysts
  • Participate in and present at meetings and seminars
  • Write policy papers and report summaries and analyses

Potential Field Placement Agencies

  • Manitoba Health, inc. Primary Care; Aboriginal and Northern Health Office;
    Acute, Tertiary & Specialty Care; Palliative Care; Continuing Care;
    Epidemiology, Finance; Information Management, Cross-Department Coordination Initiatives (CDCI)
  • WRHA, inc. Palliative Care Sub-Program; Critical Care Program;  Research and Evaluation Unit;
    and Quality and Decision Support Division
  • Southern Health and other RHAs
  • Deer Lodge Centre
  • Canadian Mental Health Association, Manitoba Division
  • CancerCare Manitoba, inc. IN SIXTY
  • Public Health Agency of Canada, Manitoba and Saskatchewan Region
  • Manitoba Follow-up Study
  • Healthy Child Manitoba
  • Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety
  • Manitoba Metis Health and Wellness
  • Health Canada, inc. Strategic Policy Branch and First Nations & Inuit Health Branch
  • Manitoba Child and Family Services

For more information on the field placement process, please click here.