SPECIAL NOTE: Applicants need to have completed an undergraduate degree.
Key Semester Dates
Final WW Date*
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.
This unit focuses on the health of new immigrants to Australia. In particular it examines the experience of persecution, torture and war-related trauma in relation to health outcomes. The unit is divided into three modules. Module One provides an overview of Australian immigration law and processes in relation to new arrivals in Australia. Module Two presents case studies of individuals and families who have entered Australia in a variety of different ways. It also explores popular discourses on illegal immigration for their impact on the mental and physical health of people of uncertain immigration status. In Module Three you are expected to draw on this information to develop and present a detailed health-oriented case report for an individual or family in your care.
Essay (2250 words, 50%), Case report (2250 words, 50%)
TEACHING PATTERN: Fully online
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Fully online - L,H,N,W This unit is taught entirely online
Resource dependent teaching & learning - L,H,N,W Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
Flexible scheduling - L,H,N,W Some classes will be held outside normal teaching hours; e.g. weekend blocks, summer schools etc
About Flexible Study Options
INTERNATIONALISATION This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.
TEXTS Information about any textbook requirements for Semester (Sem 2) will be available from mid April 2014
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.