This unit is suitable for all students. Although it is a pre-requisite for HMA253/353/453 (Professional Practice in Asia), students are not required to undertake professional placement.
2014: Both Semester 1 and Spring offerings are designed for all students from any background. The Winter semester offering is a slight variation designed primarily for medical students although all students are welcome and no previous knowledge or experience is required. Please contact the unit coordinator if you have a question about the different offerings and suitability.
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 examines the theoretical and political dimensions of volunteering (power relations, development discourses, colonial and postcolonial theory). It covers issues relating to working as a volunteer in Asia through case studies, examples, interactive seminars and presentations. Students will learn about the practical aspects of volunteering - cultural awareness and knowledge, cross cultural communication skills, dealing with culture shock, adapting to different workplace situations, rights and responsibilities of volunteers, negotiating, finding a project, how to make the volunteer experience successful etc.
Short assignments (1,500 words total) (30%) self-reflective journal x 1,000 words (20%), group project and presentation (10%), 2hr exam (40%). Please note: Students enrolled in HMA251 will address different essay questions to those set for HMA351
1 x 2 hour seminar weekly, 1 x 1hr tutorial weekly
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - H Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Resource supported teaching & learning - H Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options
INTERNATIONALISATION This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.
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.