Interdisciplinary Impact @ Westmead

Applications now open for 2018

Interdisciplinary Impact @ Westmead

Gain first-hand experience of teamwork, problem solving and communicating across boundaries in Interdisciplinary Impact, a 6-credit point unit of study launching in 2018.

Share your specific knowledge and skills with students from other disciplines within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in new and creative ways to address real-world issues in the Westmead Precinct* and gain valuable insights into new ways of project-based working.

Projects could include:

  • Art, Architecture and Branding: How can hospitals be more visually appealing and welcoming?
  • Communications: How can signage be improved around Westmead Hospital?
  • Consumer Engagement: How can Westmead Hospital better understand consumer needs?
  • Dental Access Barriers: What prevents those with eligible dental coverage from seeking care?

* Note you will not be required to be based at Westmead for this unit but will undertake periodic visits.

How to apply

Students from all disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to participate in these projects.

To be eligible, you must be enrolled in a FASS Bachelor degree, and have completed a minimum of 72 credit points at the time of application.

Include your CV and a statement of motivation (400 words maximum) which outlines your reasons for applying, your majors, and the skills you think you would bring to the project.

Applications must be submitted to by 9:00am Thursday 30 November 2017.

More information

Unit of Study: FASS3999 Interdisciplinary Impact*
Sessions: Semesters 1 and 2, 2018
Credit: 6 credit points

*this unit is available as a degree elective and cannot be counted towards the requirements for any majors.

For more information please contact Professor Michael Anderson at