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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Raises understanding of Indigenous health issues including: Indigenous concepts and frameworks for health; the negative impact of colonisation on health and wellbeing; cultural safety; and reflection on how to decolonise professional practice. Awareness of best-practice Indigenous health care strategies will be elevated through discussion, critical analysis, and service planning exercises.

 

Unit content

Module 1 - Contrasting Aboriginal and western Health Perspectives

Module 2 - Colonisation and Health

Module 3 - Social and cultural determinants of health

Module 4 - Cultural Safety

Module 5 - Decolonising your Practice

Module 6 - Primary Healthcare and Health Promotion

 

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 discuss key concepts of health and wellbeing as determined by Aboriginal people
2 identify key stages of the colonisation process and its relationship to the contemporary health status of Australian Indigenous people
3 analyse the relationship between socio-economic factors and the contemporary health status of Australian Indigenous people
4 explain how primary health care and/or health promotion enhances the wellbeing of Indigenous people and role of the heatlh professional as an agent of social change

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

  1. discuss key concepts of health and wellbeing as determined by Aboriginal people
  2. identify key stages of the colonisation process and its relationship to the contemporary health status of Australian Indigenous people
  3. analyse the relationship between socio-economic factors and the contemporary health status of Australian Indigenous people
  4. explain how primary health care and/or health promotion enhances the wellbeing of Indigenous people and role of the heatlh professional as an agent of social change

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