Summer School Essays


  • The Global Issue of Refugee Health with special reference to Refugees arriving in North-Eastern Tasmania: A Health Needs Analysis and Description of the Initial Development of Local Medical Services.
  • A review of the Aboriginal Health Worker and their role in culturally appropriate maternity care in Australia, 2000 – 2008.
  • The impact on health status of loss of traditional roles of Indigenous males in remote Australia and the effects on primary health care delivery to these groups.
  • Community Health workers:  Factors in their recruitment and retention in rural areas.
  • Primary Health care in developing countries: a comparative review of selected programmes.
  • Effective Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Refugees and Migrants from developing countries.
  • Overseas mission: the potential positive and negative experiences for the children in missionary families – a brief review of the literature.
  • Indigenous Health in Australia: Third World Health in a First World Country.
  • The use of Essential Medicine Lists in developing countries and the impact of TRIPS on access to essential medications”.
  • The culture, implications and recommendations surrounding the practice of female genital mutilation.


  • Community participation and maternal mortality.
  • Malaria and Pregnancy.
  • An overview of prevention and treatment options for pregnant mothers with malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa!
  • The importance of breastfeeding in developing countries.
  • Attitudes towards Family Planning in Islamic communities.
  • Conflict, Disability and Health: Post-conflict disability, its burden upon the health system and strategies to address these issues within the occupied Palestinian territories.
  • What impact does the provision of wheelchairs for people with a disability have in meeting the Millennium Development Goals and what are the issues and challenges associated with wheelchair provision in less resourced settings? (With particular reference to the United Nations convention on the rights of people with a disability and the ‘Guidelines for the Provision of Manual Wheelchairs in Less Resourced Settings’ published by World Health Organisation in 2008).
  • An Overview of the Mental Health of Refugees.
  • MALARIA:  The non-drug methods of minimising malarial transmission.
  • Disability and Rehabilitation in Cambodia.
  • MALARIA: How to prevent expatriates catching malaria in Vanuatu on a short-term and long-term basis.


  • The role of Traditional Birth Attendants in training and reduction in maternal mortality.
  • Malaria - a leading cause of morbidity & mortality in Papua New Guinea.  How Insecticide Treated Nets can make a difference.
  • Primary Health Care of Indigenous Women in New Zealand: Influences - past, present and future.
  • How effective have the principles of primary health care and community development been in addressing the issues surrounding Aboriginal health in Australia?
  • Mental health challenges in middle income countries: a look at Malaysia and China.
  • Teaching Personal Hygiene in a Vocational School in East Asia


  • A review of the optimal physiological composition of Oral Rehydration Therapy for developing contexts
  • The role of faith-based organisation in health around the world and the role of the Lutheran Church in health in Central Australia
  • Abortion: A Position Paper
  • An Overview: Australian Indigenous health and poverty: How are they related?
  • Discuss the influence of culture on rehabilitation.
  • Palliative Care in the developing world: an analysis of current practices and proposed education framework for undergraduate nurses in developing countries.


  • The Impact of Anaemia on Maternal Health in PNG
  • A Review of Existing Methodologies of HIV/AIDS Preventative Education for Adolescents in Uganda
  • Hope for Central Australia
  • Interrupting the Infection - Secondary Malnutrition Cycle within
  • A review: Health in Southeast Asia- a growing concern: Myanmar
  • The doctor to the disadvantaged
  • Child health of refugees in Australia
  • Setting up a clinic to treat casualties of the Arab Spring
  • The Community: are they involved in fighting against HIV-AIDS burden
  • Maternal and Child Health in Rwanda: strengths and challenges


  • Palliative Care in Developing Countries
  • Malaria – A disease of the poor. A cause and a consequence of poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Dental Caries in rural populations of the Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea
  • The impact of trauma in developing countries
  • Reducing maternal morbidity and mortality from Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH in developing countries: a midwifery perspective)
  • Achieving Best outcomes for Intellectually Disabled (ID) Children in Low and Middle Income Countries (LAMICs): What is being done?
  • Determining the Optimal Choice of Infant Nutrition in Developing Countries During the First Six Months of Life: Breast Milk Vs Formula
  • Networking between community health programs: a team-work approach to improving health service provision 
  • Palliative care
  • Tuberculosis: Prevalence and Non-drug Prevention in Malawi, Africa
  • Exploring Australia’s ‘Gap’: What is it exactly?
  • Obesity today and what is our responsibility as Christians
  • Dear Australia: A Call to a Silent Nation
  • A Social Perspective on Addressing Indigenous Health Inequality


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