Public Health in the Outback
The 2020 Study Abroad Program to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia to be conducted Summer I of 2020, will provide approximately 20 undergraduate students with a firsthand experience of public health in action down under. Students will make academic visits and listen to lectures from public health experts in Brisbane, Australia. They will get the unique opportunity to observe field work in a public health setting among diverse populations. Trips will be made to notable areas such as the Great Barrier Reef and Noosa Heads National Park to learn about the global impact of environmental health. The program will be hosted by faculty at the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. UQ has the top ranked School of Public Health in the Asia Pacific and working together, this program can build a strong relationship between UQ and Angelo State University.
Two organized undergraduate courses will comprise the program, and the requirements of each course will be similar to on-campus courses. Textbooks and other source materials will be used, and presentations of material and research papers will be required.
Each student will be required to register for two courses taught by the ASU faculty members. Students will also attend afternoon lectures provided by the host university’s faculty. This approach will allow students to interact with local students and faculty. Excursions to locations of major importance in relation to the classes will also be offered.
Each of the courses will provide a minimum of ninety (90) faculty student contact hours. In addition to the classroom hours which will be taught on campus at Angelo State University and at the host university, organized field activities such as special lectures, briefings, and seminars under the supervision of the faculty director will be scheduled during excursions.
HSP Global Health 4336: This course examines major global health challenges, programs, and policies. Students will be introduced to the world’s vast determinants of health and disease. Major global initiatives for disease prevention and health promotion will be investigated. The course also analyzes current and emerging global health priorities, including poverty, infectious diseases, health inequalities and conflicts.
HSP Healthcare for Diverse Populations 4345: The course reviews the importance of the implementation of cultural competency by allied health professionals, and the process of assessment, training and evaluation. The course provides students with key cultural competency information and practical insight into how to apply this knowledge in their day-to-day work environments as they deal with patients.
Students will be extensively briefed prior to departure regarding travel arrangements and schedules with relevant addresses and telephone numbers given to each participant. All travel arrangements will be made by the program directors and approved by the University. All program participants must have adequate health and accident insurance coverage in case of medical care or emergencies. Students will be required to obtain International Student Identification Cards that will provide medical, death and discount benefits. Participants must provide the directors with a copy of the policy number and company name of their insurance policies
- Arrive SJT by 4:30pm…6:15pm flight to DFW
- DFW flight to LAX 8:25pm
- layover 57 min
- LAX to SYD 10:45pm
- In flight
- Land in SYD 7:45am (15 hr time difference)
- Acclimate to and explore city
- Tour Univ. of SYD School of Public Health
- Explore on own/big bus tour/SYD bridge climb
- Fly to Brisbane, Austrailia
- Acclimate to and explore city
- Brisbane City Essentials Walking Tour
- Possibly attend Sunday service at local church
- Tour of Queensland Univ
- Tour of Queensland Univ/Meet with public health specialists
- Sports Medicine Australia Seminar
- Sports House
- 150 Caxton St Milton QLD 4064
- Sports House
- Tour local public health office
- Free day/laundry
- Emundi, Noosa & Hinterland Tour - all day
- Day to explore/research on own
- Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and River Cruise
- Explore Bisbane’s cultural centre
- Queensland art gallery
- Museum/science centre
- 2020 Cahrli Symposium
- The CAHRLI Symposium is an annual event to showcase trailblazing allied health research, education initiatives and innovations, and provide an opportunity for health professionals to network and share ideas. The event is free and open to all Queensland Health staff, external stakeholders and collaborators.
- Need to comfirm that we can attend
- Fly to Cairns
- Explore/acclimate to new city
- Cairns Aboriginal Cultural Park by night
- Explore on own/waterfall, wildlife, & rainforest tour
- Great Barrier Reef dive and snorkel - all day\
- Cairns Botanic Gardens
- Flight from Cairns to Sydney
- 5:10am - 9:10am
- Sydney to LAX 10:15
- 2 hour 5 min layover at LAX
- Flight from DFW to STJ at 2:45
- Land in San Angelo at 3:45pm
The program is open to approximately 20 undergraduate currently enrolled ASU students in good standing who are in academic programs for which the classes offered are appropriate. Student participants will be full-time undergraduate. The selection of students to participate in the program will be the responsibility of the faculty directors and will be based on a number of criteria including: the student’s classification, academic program, and GPA. Eligible students will be classified as upperclassmen (junior or senior standing) working towards a profession in the health field with a GPA of at least 3.0. Students must also show an ability to relate cooperatively with all group members and that they are committed to the educational objectives of the program in order to be selected. Participants in the program are subject to and are required to abide by all policies and provisions in the 2018-2019 University Catalog, including the Student Life Regulations and Policies. Participants are also responsible for obeying the local and national laws of the country in which they are studying, as well as for conducting themselves in a manner consistent with local customs.
Estimated Program Costs:
Tuition and Fees (Based on 6 credit hours) - $1,850
Program Fee (airfare, transportation, lodging, excursions, some meals)- $4,500
Passport & Visa- $180.00
Estimated Total: $6,530
Students will also be responsible for course materials, travel insurance, and miscellaneous personal expenses.
|Tuition and Fees (based on 6 credit hours)||$1,850.00|
|Program Fee (airfare, transportation, lodging, excursions, some meals)||$4,500.00|
The program will be co-directed by Dr. Jay Brown, Assistant Professor of Health Science Professions, and Chelsea Procter-Willman, Clinical Instructor of Health Science Professions. Both co-directors have a passion for educational travel and are dedicated to bringing an international perspective to their students.