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Gold Coast N/A
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Session1, 1

Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Raises understanding of Indigenous health issues, including the impact of lifestyle disease, restricted access to services, and health literacy. Awareness of best-practice Indigenous healthcare strategies will be elevated through discussion, critical analysis, and service planning exercises. The value of participatory-action research in Indigenous healthcare settings will also be discussed.

Unit content

Topic 1: Alternative (Indigenous and Non-Indigenous) conceptions of health and health care

Topic 2: Importance of cultural knowledge for treatment and care-planning

Topic 3: The importance of placing health literacy at the centre of primary healthcare strategies

Topic 4: The principles and practices of Participatory-Action Research (PAR)

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an understanding of cultural competent healthcare for Indigenous people. Intellectual rigour Creativity Cultural competence
2 develop primary health and health literacy strategies that incorporate Indigenous conceptions of health and health care. Intellectual rigour Creativity Cultural competence
3 discuss how participatory-action research enhances service-provision and health outcomes for Indigenous people. Intellectual rigour Creativity Cultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of cultural competent healthcare for Indigenous people.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. develop primary health and health literacy strategies that incorporate Indigenous conceptions of health and health care.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. discuss how participatory-action research enhances service-provision and health outcomes for Indigenous people.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.