Global Professional School


Indonesia - Health and wellbeing in resource constraint settings: Field experience from Indonesia.

Tour Leader - Dr. Aziz Rahman, Associate Professor, Public Health Informatics

This project aims to provide in-field experience of correlating theories learnt in the ‘Health Promotion’ course in 2nd year (undergraduate Nursing students) with real life experience in the 3rd year through this international visit. The experience on investigating factors influencing health and wellbeing in resource-constraint settings of Indonesia will assist students in understanding the concept of public health at individual and community levels. Interaction with healthcare providers, patients and community members at primary healthcare settings will be invaluable experience for students to realise the challenges not only in developing countries, but also in regional and remote settings of Australia.

A workshop will be conducted where Australian students will interact with students and faculty members from Universitas Airlangga to have a better understanding of cultural contexts of healthcare in Indonesia and they will also be able to share their experiences of Australian healthcare. A special visit will be arranged for Australian students to interact with the Mayor of Surabaya, who has taken a number of public health initiatives to improve health and wellbeing of community people there and has been awarded nationally and internationally.

Length of tour - 2 weeks

Excepted travel date - November / December 2022

Cost of tour (approx.) - $3,500.00 per student*

NCP funding available - $2,500.00 per student

Staff contacts (more info) - Associate Professor Aziz Rahman

* Cost includes flights and transport, insurance, accommodation, program fees and most meals - these costs are approximate at time of printing and will be confirmed prior to final student offering.