Course Title: Global Passport in Health Sciences: China Study Tour

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Global Passport in Health Sciences: China Study Tour

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


150H Health Sciences



Course Coordinator: Dr Bingxin Wang

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7370

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 201.4.16 Bundoora

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will undertake a 2-week visit to China hosted by a partner university during Spring semester straight after the examination period. You will also attend workshops prior to, and following, the trip. In China you will visit a variety of local health facilities and receive lectures from Chinese academics on a number of topics including health in China, the Chinese health system, and cultural differences in health. You will also have opportunities to interact with local students and be exposed to Chinese culture and thinking about health and gain practical knowledge and understanding of your professional practice in a global context.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  1. compare the health delivery systems in Australia and China;
  2. describe the health challenges facing China and Australia;
  3. evaluate cultural differences in people’s approach to and understanding of health in China and Australia;
  4. describe and evaluate the similarities and differences in treatment of a particular disorder in China and  Australia.

Overview of Learning Activities

The on-shore part of the learning involves a series of workshops, before and after the study tour, to provide you with a basic knowledge and understanding of China before the study tour and to analyze your reflections of your own experience after the study tour.
The off-shore part of the learning involves a series of intensive experiential learning activities and workshops in China, which includes ‘on-site learning activities’ engaging you in China’s real world to provide you with an opportunity to explore professional, cross-cultural, social, and political issues associated with your own learning area.
The ‘on-site learning activities’ will provide you with an opportunity to experience the practical exercises and challenges of working in health delivery in China.

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources include reference books, journal articles and websites as well as access to staff and students at the host university and at various health facilities.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment consists of individual and group work including a written analysis, reflective journal and participation in workshops.