Health Sciences



Strategic planning has been undertaken by the Provost and the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences with the assistance of the University of Aarhus Community College to develop our relationships with catholic universities in Europe. Following the signing of an MOU between ACU and VIA Faculty of Nursing in 2016, this will be the first student mobility program to Denmark.

Students will spend their two-week Community Placement at the VIA University College Campus, Faculty of Nursing Aarhus, Denmark receiving lectures on the Danish health care system and specific health care issues experienced by the Danish population. Students will also have the opportunity to visit a range of public and private health care facilities within Aarhus and surrounding suburbs. Proposed is a day in an emergency department clinic within the University of Aarhus Hospital. Additionally the students with accompany a Danish nursing student in the emergency department and an acute care area; participate in multidisciplinary simulation lab training areas and a nursing home visit.

Students may count the experience as their two week community nursing placement in NRSG354.

International Study Experience details

Proposed dates: 14 - 28 November 2016
Length of experience: Approximately two weeks
Available places: Limited to approximately 8 students
Offered to: Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Paramedicine final year students

Approximately $3,500 - $5,500 includes:

  • airfare
  • accommodation
  • airport transfers
  • travel insurance for the duration of the short term international study experience

Not included in cost: Food, personal spending money, incidental items, sightseeing and departure taxes.

Note: Prior to departure you will need to allow for money to obtain your passport, visas (if applicable) and required/recommended immunisations.

Funding assistance - scholarships and/or grants available: An ACU Vice Chancellors International Travel Grant of $500.00 and an OS-HELP Loan is available to eligible students through an application process.

Note: Any scholarship and/or grant funding received by students is to be paid towards the cost of the STISE and students are responsible for paying any additional travel costs over and above funding payments received.
Tour leader:

Samantha Serginson, Lecturer in Nursing, Brisbane Campus