The Faculty of Medicine & Health at UNSW offers a range of mandatory and elective WIL courses in both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs.

      Undergraduate WIL Courses

      Medicine & Health

      The undergraduate Medicine program is an integrated, outcome-based program which aims to graduate life-long learners with a high degree of professionalism. Incorporating WIL courses from Year Two on, the program provides real-world, hands-on learning to reflects the changing patterns of health and disease, changing community expectation in medical practice, the huge expansion of knowledge in biomedical and social sciences and information technology. For details see here.

      Exercise Physiology

      UNSW’s Exercise Physiology program is the only one in Australia to be delivered within a Faculty of Medicine & Health. This allows students to benefit from expert training in the medical sciences and clinical practice. Students studying a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology undertake the following WIL courses:

        International Public Health

        The School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM) offers an exciting WIL opportunity to our undergraduate students through the Public Health Capstone (PHCM3003). This course provides students in the Bachelor of International Public Health program an opportunity to consolidate and integrate their knowledge and skills of public health research and practice, and to apply these to a particular public health issue. The Public Health Capstone course allows students to undertake a supervised placement with a relevant organisation or project, either locally, inter-state or overseas.

        For more detail on the PHCM internship course see here


        Postgraduate WIL Courses

        Public Health and Community Medicine

        The School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM) offers a highly rewarding WIL course, PHCM9143 Internship, available to students enrolled in the Master of Public Health, Master of International Public Health,  Master of Infectious Diseases Intelligence or Master of Health Management degree programs (or dual degrees). This WIL course provides students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience by doing an internship in a relevant health service or public health organisation in Australia or overseas.

        Interns will have an opportunity to make valuable contributions to organisational healthcare initiatives that may involve areas such as policy, planning, and evaluation associated with the delivery of healthcare services, or the preparation, appraisal, implementation or evaluation of health related projects.

        For more detail on the PHCM internship course see here.


        School of Medical Sciences

        The Master of Science in Health Data Science is Australia’s first postgraduate qualification in Health Data Science. Within this program, students have the option to complete a research dissertation project (combination of HDAT9900/HDAT9901/HDAT9902 for a total of 24 units of credit) that can be conducted with an industry WIL partner. Students can also elect to complete a project within their own relevant workplace. The research project allows students an opportunity to apply skills to a relevant health data problem within a real-world environment.


        "I was initially drawn to the internship program by the high calibre placements on offer. I was placed with the Emergency and Humanitarian Action Unit, South East Asia Regional Office, World Health Organization, New Delhi, India. I also wanted to fully realise the Master of Public Health stream I had enrolled in (International Health) with some practical developing world experience. The internship program was a perfect way to blend my global health aspirations with practical and academic work – the internship counted as six units of credit towards my MPH."

        - Aditya Vyas (Master of Public Health)