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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 demonstrate an understanding of cultural competent healthcare for Indigenous people.
2 develop primary health and health literacy strategies that incorporate Indigenous conceptions of health and health care.
3 discuss how participatory-action research enhances service-provision and health outcomes for Indigenous people.

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of cultural competent healthcare for Indigenous people.
  2. develop primary health and health literacy strategies that incorporate Indigenous conceptions of health and health care.
  3. discuss how participatory-action research enhances service-provision and health outcomes for Indigenous people.

Prescribed texts

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