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FHS Abroad - HSBH3012

Year - 2019

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 the Philippines. 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.

Classes
Full-day briefing session, half-day debriefing session.

Assessment
Pre-departure research (30%), field diary (20%), report (40%) and presentation (10%).

Additional information
Students interested in participating must obtain permission from their course director before enrolling in FHS Abroad. Some degrees require participants have a minimum credit average.

Pre-requisites

Successful completion of all 1st year units in an undergraduate FHS degree

Details

Faculty: Health Sciences

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Health Sciences
Study Mode: Field experience
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Cumberland
Faculty: Health Sciences

Intensive July

24 Jun 2019

Department/School: Health Sciences
Study Mode: Field experience
Census Date: 19 Jul 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Cumberland
Faculty: Health Sciences

Intensive December

25 Nov 2019

Department/School: Health Sciences
Study Mode: Field experience
Census Date: 06 Dec 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Cumberland
Faculty: Health Sciences

Intensive June

27 May 2019

Department/School: Health Sciences
Study Mode: Field experience
Census Date: 14 Jun 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Cumberland
Faculty: Health Sciences

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Health Sciences
Study Mode: Field experience
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Cumberland
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Elizabeth Dylke
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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