The following components are used to inform the PHST Leader’s evaluation report. Students are required to satisfactorily complete all components in order to achieve an overall grade of ‘Satisfactory’ for the practicum:

# Component Weighting Notes
1 Seminar Series 30% Attendance at, and participation in, all seminars, tutorials and guided activities organised by ACICIS and UI is expected. Evidence of familiarity for set readings will be assessed through seminar participation.
2 Field Trips & Cultural Activities 25% Attendance at, and participation in, all field trips, Indonesian language classes and interactive cultural activities organised by ACICIS and UI is expected.
3 Discussions & Presentations 25% Students to discuss national health issues with Indonesian undergraduate public health students and deliver two group presentations to fellow students and staff.
4 Reflective Journal 20% Three reflective journals entries to be submitted to the PHST Tour Leader one week before the tour start, mid-tour & at the end of the tour. Evidence of familiarity with set readings will be assessed through reflective journal writing.

1. Seminars Series (20 hours)

The Seminar Series of the PHST consists of ten seminars: one introductory seminar on Indonesian culture, politics, and society, and nine seminars on public health topics. The seminars will be delivered by government representatives, academics, and NGO representatives. Participants must demonstrate adequate preparation through informed contributions to discussions and activities in order to pass this component of the program. Lively discussion groups and Q&A sessions will be a key aspect of these sessions. Students must attend and participate actively in a minimum of 80% of all scheduled seminars.

2. Field Trips (32 hours)

Participants will also undertake numerous field visits to health care facilities in Indonesia. Students will meet with workers in the health system as well as communities to observe current public health responses. In order to enrich their knowledge about government and non-government programs, participants will observe on-site projects in vulnerable communities. Participants will also observe the social determinants of health and well-being in the rural areas of Indonesia through visits and interaction with the local community.

3. Group Discussions & Presentations (16 hours)

In Yogyakarta, participants will discuss, observe and interview local community members and health care workers, and will deliver a presentation on an aspect of a public health issue encountered in the community, as well as offer recommendations regarding future measures that could be adopted in order to overcome the issue. At Universitas Indonesia (UI), Jakarta, participants will collaborate with Indonesian undergraduate students and discuss in groups the national and urban health challenges in Indonesia. Groups will then deliver a presentation on a particular public health topic.

4. Reflective Journal (8 hours)

The purpose of the reflective journal is to encourage critical thinking and reflection from students on their theoretical and vocational learning while on the PHST. The reflective journal should also demonstrate evidence of a student’s understanding of the set readings and ability to relate these readings to their daily experiences on the tour.

To complete the reflective journal, students are required to:

  • Complete a number of required readings;
  • Complete three reflective journal entries detailing observations, challenges, learning experiences and outcomes of activities undertaken or experienced on the tour; and
  • Reference and reflect on set readings.

Students are encouraged to use the reflective journal to record and elaborate on the significant issues encountered, including observations, challenges, learning experiences, or unexpected outcomes.

Comprehensive journal entries are to be submitted to the PHST Tour Leader one week before the tour start, mid-way through the tour, and at the end of the tour.

Award of Grade for the Unit

Both the student and the student’s home university will receive a copy of the PHST Leader’s student academic evaluation report. This assessment document will be sent electronically (or by post if requested) from the ACICIS Secretariat in Perth within six weeks of a student’s completion of the tour. The home university may choose to award a grade or an ungraded pass/fail on the basis of these documents and any additional home university assessment requirements for the tour.