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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Anti-requisites

CMM10464 Psychosocial Contexts of Health

Unit aim

Explores the varying narratives of health and illness. Students will examine the complex meanings behind culture, health, wellness, illness, and disease, with a particular application to indigenous people and those with chronic illness, terminal illness and the elderly.

Unit content

  • The meaning of health, wellness, illness and disease
  • Acute and chronic illness - Gender, social class, health and illness
  • Culture, ethnicity, health and illness - Indigenous health and illness
  • The effect of colonization on the health of Indigenous Australians
  • Health outcomes in Indigenous health - Chronic illness in Indigenous health
  • The meaning and experience of Mental illness
  • Stigma and marginalisation
  • Ageing & ageism, health and illness
  • Attitudes to terminal illness, dying and death
  • Health perception, stress and coping
  • Nursing and multidisciplinary health meanings of health and illness

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe and discuss the diverse meanings of illness, health and wellness for individuals and communities in local and global settings
2 develop effective and creative responses to the concepts of gender, class and ageing, in relation to health across diverse cultural settings
3 develop effective responses to the impact of Western culture on Indigenous health
4 develop creative responses to the varying perspective and experiences related to chronic illness, terminal illness and death in diverse cultural settings
5 analyse the meaning of nursing care in relation to multiple narratives of health and illness across diverse cultural settings.

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

  1. describe and discuss the diverse meanings of illness, health and wellness for individuals and communities in local and global settings
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  2. develop effective and creative responses to the concepts of gender, class and ageing, in relation to health across diverse cultural settings
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  3. develop effective responses to the impact of Western culture on Indigenous health
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  4. develop creative responses to the varying perspective and experiences related to chronic illness, terminal illness and death in diverse cultural settings
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  5. analyse the meaning of nursing care in relation to multiple narratives of health and illness across diverse cultural settings.
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.