Global Health DTS
During this elective you will get a taste of some elements of global health and development from interactive sessions with trainers actively engaged in our work in Papua New Guinea and Australia. This is designed to fuel your understanding on what it means to transform a community while preparing you for your DTS outreach.
The Global Health DTS is for those who have a passion for health and community development.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as not merely the absence of disease but the presence of wellbeing. This is in line with our Biblical worldview which values integrated wellness in all areas of life including mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health.
Your outreach may include helping to guide communities through what it means to build a healthy village, working in mobile clinics, running health promotion sessions, and connecting with the general community. No matter what you do, your outreach will tie in with our long-term vision and strategy, to see communities thriving.
This elective is suited for both those that have qualifications and experience in the health / development arena (doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists, dental assistants, optometrists, physiotherapists etc) and for those who simply have an interest.
While this elective is not a prerequisite for our Introduction to Global Health and Development course, it does provide an excellent starting point for this and other health and development-related studies.
26 January – 26 June, 2020
19 April – 18 September, 2020
14 July – 13 December, 2020
18 October 2020 – March 19 2021
31 January – 2 July, 2021
25 April – 24 September, 2021
18 July – 17 December, 2021
24 October 2021 – 25 March 2022
30 January – 1 July, 2022
24 April – 23 September, 2022
17 July – 16 December, 2022
23 October – 24 March, 2023
Course fee: $6,490AUD*
Outreach travel expenses: $1,000 – $1,800AUD
Your course fee includes 13 weeks of missions training and 9 weeks of outreach. The training includes all of your meals, accommodation, wifi, laundry facilities, airport transfers, an Australian wildlife experience (meet a koala and feed kangaroos!) and use of our campus facilities including library, computers, lecture rooms, chapel, courtyard and cafe – right in the heart of the city, close to the beach, restaurants and shops. Your outreach includes all of your meals, accommodation, outreach shirt, visa (if required) and field supplies.
Your outreach travel expenses will cover variable costs such as flights, ferries, busses, etc.
*Does not include travel costs to and from Townsville, visa, health insurance and immunisations.
“The lecture phase provided opportunity to openly discuss challenging topics and questions. This established a foundation for outreach as we were able to share what we learned with the people of PNG. My passion for healthcare was combined with my new fire for my faith, leading to exponential personal growth and impacting the lives of others!”
“One of my favourite aspects of the Global Health DTS at YWAM Townsville was stepping into an environment filled with mission-minded, God focused, medical professionals. Before even going on outreach I had the opportunity to learn much and alongside people from a range of medical backgrounds. What I learned through these relationships is impactful as my clinical experiences in PNG as I enter the medical field myself.”
“My DTS experience was crazy! I grew in so many ways on the Global Health elective. Since I am not a medical professional, I was taught a lot about what I can offer spiritually and emotionally through the Community Action and Participation program. God can use anyone!”