Study health sciences at our Rome Campus while you immerse yourself in Italian life for either a semester or during the University’s June – July, or December – January break.

Take the opportunity to intensively study one unit over two weeks or an immersion semester over six to eight weeks, whilst enjoying plenty of time to explore Rome.

Units are offered across most health sciences disciplines, including biomedical science/applied public health, dietetic practice, exercise science, high performance sport, midwifery, nursing, nutrition science, occupational therapy, paramedicine, physiotherapy, social work and speech pathology.

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Interdisciplinary

HLSC120 Indigenous Health and Culture
Two-week intensive undergraduate unit.
Available to students studying a Bachelor of Paramedicine, Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Applied Public Health, or Bachelor of Nutrition Science.
Dates: 22 January – 2 February 2023

HLSC220 Health Care Ethics
Two-week intensive undergraduate unit.
Available to students studying a Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing/Business Administration, Bachelor of Midwifery, Bachelor of Paramedicine,
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Paramedicine, Bachelor of Physiotherapy or Bachelor of Nutrition Science.
Dates: 31 December 2022 – 14 January 2023 


High performance sport

European high performance sport study week
One-week intensive postgraduate unit.
EXSC652 Contemporary Issues in Sports Science or EXSC675 International Experience in High Performance Sport (these units will be studied with students from other universities).
Available for postgraduate students studying a Master of High Performance Sport or Graduate Diploma of High Performance Sport.
Dates: TBC


Nursing

Rome nursing immersion semester
Six-week undergraduate program.
Studying concurrently NRSG265 Principles of Nursing Medical, NRSG266 Principles of Nursing: Context of Ageing, NRSG267 Integration Practice 4 (partial), and HLSC220 Health Care Ethics.
Dates: 16 September – 28 October 2023


Nutrition and dietetics

Food and culture study tour
Three-week intensive undergraduate and postgraduate program.
Available to students studying a Bachelor of Nutrition Science or Master of Dietetics.
Dates: TBC


Occupational Therapy/Social Work/Speech Pathology

Two-week intensive undergraduate unit (tbc).
Dates: TBC

These opportunities will be updated as information becomes available.

Disclaimer: Programs are subject to change.

Costs and funding

Most programs include accommodation, meals at the Rome Campus and group site visits within the community, which can vary depending on program duration and structure.

2020 costs (2022-2023 not confirmed) AUD$2,000 – $2,500 (short-term intensives) to AUD$3,300 – $5,000 (semester intensive).

Financial support to study overseas is available to eligible ACU students, including an OS-HELP Loan and the ACU Vice-Chancellor and President's Learning Abroad Grant. More information on funding is available on the ACU Student Portal.

Disclaimer: Programs are subject to change.

Financial help to study overseas is available to eligible ACU students:

Disclaimer: Programs are subject to change.

Current ACU students can find more information on the ACU Student Portal.

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