Faculty of Health

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Current short term programs

Midwifery Cultural Immersion

Applications are open now and close 5 April 2019.

Outcomes will be announced early May 2019.

Partner Universities: Jiao Tong University, and Fudan University Shanghai – China.

Program: Asia Short-Term - undergraduate

Dates:  30 November to 14 December 2019.

Funding: There are 10 New Colombo Plan Short Term Scholarships ($3,000) available in 2019.

The short term cultural immersion program will give midwifery students an opportunity to experience midwifery education, clinical laboratories and observational practicum through the two Shanghai universities and their affiliated hospital/s to expand their understanding of Chinese birthing practices and maternal-infant health care services

An information session on the overseas placements will be scheduled soon.

 Please note:

  1. Midwifery students must be enrolled in Southern Cross University Bachelor of Midwifery program.
  2. Must be an Australian citizen.

Any questions please contact Dr Elaine Jefford using elaine.jefford@scu.edu.au or phone 02 66593973.

Successful students will must be prepared to travel to China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University & Shanghai Fudan University and affiliated hospital/s, undertake one introductory (online) Chinese language Session, ensure clinical and theoretical requirements for core midwifery courses are not impacted by travel arrangements. If a conflict occurs or disruption to clinical/program, priority of the B-Mid program is given (you may have to withdraw from the trip to China) and have a current passport and be eligible to obtain a Visa and entry to China.

Places are limited and expression of interest does not guarantee a place on this trip. Successful students will be notified following the panel’s decision.

Rehabilitation Therapies

Applications closed

Partner University: Tianjin University of Sport, CHINA
Program: Asia Short-Term - undergraduate
Dates:  October - November 2018 (dates to be confirmed).
Funding: 10 New Colombo Plan Short Term Scholarships available in 2018

The short term program will give students a new perspective on learning in an Asian context whilst being instructed by the professors from the Martial Arts College both in English and Chinese.


Health Promotion and Primary Care Placements

Expressions of interest CLOSED on March 29th 2018

Outcomes will be announced in early April 2018.

Program: Nursing and Allied Health Placement in partnership with Antipodeans Abroad and SVPi
Dates: November - December 2018.
Funding: 40 New Colombo Plan Short Term Scholarships available in 2018.

Overseas placements provide out of classroom learning that returning students and lecturers describe as 'life changing'. Students are placed in developing communities where they apply coursework and gain experiential learning in a practical setting that's vastly different from home.

Information session on the overseas placements has been scheduled:

Date: Thursday 15th March 2018
Time: Presentation 12 noon -1 pm QLD (1 pm -2 pm NSW) but open till 3 pm for questions.
Where: Gold Coast Room B328 and video-linked to Coffs (CH-DTH150) and Lismore (Z181B).
or join online via zoom from 12 noon -3 pm (QLD).

Please note:

  1. Nursing students must be planning to enrol in NRS72005 in Session 2, 2018.
  2. Allied health (occupational therapy, podiatry, speech pathology) students must be planning to enrol in HLT83007 in Session 1, 2019.

Any questions? Contact the Professional experience lecturers (PELS)

Successful students will also be required to attend and participate in pre-departure workshops in May, July and September (video-linked to all campuses). If you cannot attend, you will need to apply for special consideration approved by your unit assessor. Non- attendance without special consideration may result in your place in the program being allocated to a student on the waitlist.

Places are limited and expression of interest does not guarantee a place on this trip. Your responses to the questions will be considered in combination with your academic and placement performance. You may be invited to participate in an interview prior to being allocated an inter-professional health promotion placement overseas.