• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Culture, Health and Medicine
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Trang Ta
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    Second Semester 2014
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In this internship course, students in the MA program in Culture, Health, and Medicine will apply the theoretical knowledge and tools gained in coursework to an internship of their own design. Placement at an organisation in the fields of health care, medicine, policy, or research is arranged on an individual basis by each student through negotiation with the potential internship organisation and the course convenor. The objective is to acquire practical experience working in a professional capacity and translate that experience into a research project that fulfills the academic requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Apply theoretical knowledge and tools learned in coursework to a research project that is tied to the internship experience.
  2. Clarify personal and professional goals regarding future career interests.
  3. Gain insight into the operations of an organisation through a professional capacity and receive feedback on performance from a practitioner in the relevant field of interest.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Final Project 60% [LO 1]
  2. Journal of Reflection Entries 30% [LO 2]
  3. Supervisor Report 10% [LO 3]

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Students will establish specific internship contact hours through negotiations with the host organisation and this may vary by student, however, it is expected that the student will devote at least 10 hours per week during the semester. In addition to the internship, each student will submit journal entries and work on a final research project based on the internship experience.

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed texts.

Assumed Knowledge

Students need to have completed three courses in the MA program in Culture, Health, and Medicine with at least a Distinction in each course or by permission of the course convenor. Students who do not meet the course requirements must have prior knowledge and experience that ensures sufficient preparation for the internship. Student qualifications to undertake an internship will be assessed by the course convenor. The student can enrol in the course after the placement is confirmed with the supervisor at the host organisation. Students need to be able to independently locate and negotiate the terms of the internship placement with a potential host organisation.  ?


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1542
2014 $2484
2013 $2472
2012 $2472
2011 $2424
2010 $2358
2009 $2286
2008 $2286
2007 $2286
2006 $2286
2005 $2286
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3618
2014 $3762
2013 $3756
2012 $3756
2011 $3756
2010 $3750
2009 $3618
2008 $3618
2007 $3618
2006 $3618
2005 $3618
2004 $3618
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5147 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9221 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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