• 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 Summer Session 2020
    First Semester 2020
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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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2020 $3570
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1308 01 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020 31 Mar 2020 In Person N/A
1309 01 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020 31 Mar 2020 Online N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2821 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person N/A
3446 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 Online N/A

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