Faculty of Health Sciences Abroad

Cultural practices, disease patterns and healthcare systems are vastly different in 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. Regions where students can be placed include South and Southeast Asia. As part of the units below 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.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Undergraduate

HSBH3012
FHS Abroad
6    P Successful completion of all 1st year units in an undergraduate FHS degree
Semester 1
Semester 2

Postgraduate

HSBH5001
FHS Abroad
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Undergraduate

HSBH3012 FHS Abroad

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elaine Ryan, Dr Charlotte Scarf Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Full-day briefing session, half-day debriefing session. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all 1st year units in an undergraduate FHS degree Assessment: Pre-departure research (30%), field diary (20%), report (40%) and presentation (10%). Practical field work: 4-6 weeks working with a community-based organisation in a developing country. Mode of delivery: Field experience
Cultural practices, disease patterns and healthcare systems are vastly different in different countries around the globe. This unit provides students with the opportunity to gain international experience in a health services setting in a developing country. Students will participate in a 4-6 week health or care placement with a community-based organisation in South or Southeast Asia. Countries where students can be placed include Vietnam, Cambodia, India and Nepal. As part of the unit, you will be expected to participate in local development programs, live within the community that you are visiting, and document and reflect on key health and development issues facing local populations. The unit will require you to demonstrate cultural sensitivity and an ability to adapt to new environments, a capacity for critical reflection and awareness of complex global health and development issues.

Postgraduate

HSBH5001 FHS Abroad

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elaine Ryan, Dr Charlotte Scarf Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Full day briefing session, half day debriefing session Assessment: Pre-departure research (30%), field diary (20%), report (40%) and presentation (10%) Mode of delivery: Field experience
Cultural practices, disease patterns and healthcare systems are vastly different in different countries around the globe. This unit provides students with the opportunity to gain international experience in a health services setting in a developing country. Students will participate in a 4-6 week health or care placement with a community-based organisation in South or Southeast Asia. Countries where students can be placed include Vietnam, Cambodia, India and Nepal. As part of the unit, you will be expected to participate in local development programs, live within the community you are visiting, and document and reflect on key health and development issues facing local populations. The unit will require you to demonstrate project management skills, cultural sensitivity and an ability to adapt to new environments, a capacity for critical reflection and awareness of complex global health and development issues.