FHS Abroad (HSBH5001)
UNIT OF STUDY
Cultural practices, disease patterns and healthcare systems are vastly different in different countries around the globe. This unit provides students with the opportunity to work with non-government organisations in a developing country for up to six weeks. Countries where students can be placed include Vietnam, Cambodia, India and Nepal. As part of the unit students will be expected to participate in local development programs, live within the community that they are visiting, and document key health and development issues facing local populations. The unit will require that students illustrate project management skills; develop an awareness of cultural issues facing individuals and organisation in your host country; and, illustrate your capacity to document and report on local health issues.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
Further unit of study information
Full day briefing session, half day debiefing session
Pre-departure research paper (20%), field diary (30%), placement report (40%) and presentation (10%)
4-6 weeks working with a community-based organisation in a developing country
Faculty/department permission required?
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.Find a non-award course for this unit of study
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.Find a cross-institutional course for this unit of study