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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Examines chronic disease within Indigenous Australian populations. Introduces students to principles of chronic care, focussing on primary care and prevention.  Supporting self-management of chronic conditions is explored.  The importance of providing culturally competent services and developing positive therapeutic relationships is discussed.   

Unit content

Topic 1: The antecedents to the high prevalence of chronic conditions within Indigenous populations
Topic 2:  The role of primary care providers in prevention,  screening,  assessment, treatment and referral for Indigenous clients
Topic 3:  Provision of accessible and culturally competent chronic care; inclusion of family networks

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 integrate the impact of historical events with culturally focussed care models to promote preventative and primary care approaches to chronic disease for Indigenous Australians
2 analyse and evaluate effective and appropriate models of chronic care that acknowledge and address the diversity of needs for Indigenous individuals, families and communities
3 formulate and apply principles of self-management and ‘shared care’ into chronic care models for Indigenous peoples, across health care teams that incorporate both mainstream health services and Aboriginal Controlled Medical Services.

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

  1. integrate the impact of historical events with culturally focussed care models to promote preventative and primary care approaches to chronic disease for Indigenous Australians
  2. analyse and evaluate effective and appropriate models of chronic care that acknowledge and address the diversity of needs for Indigenous individuals, families and communities
  3. formulate and apply principles of self-management and ‘shared care’ into chronic care models for Indigenous peoples, across health care teams that incorporate both mainstream health services and Aboriginal Controlled Medical Services.