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Indigenous Health: Contemporary Issues PG (11478.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Midwifery

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  • Winter Term, 2019, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (190664) - View

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Syllabus

This unit responds to the national imperative to close the gap on Indigenous Australians health disparities. This unit will critically explore contemporary contexts of health impacting the well-being of Indigenous Australians, with a focus on childbearing women.

Learning Outcomes

  1. On completion of the unit, the student will: Critically analyse historical and contemporary contexts that impact on relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians and create barriers to community well-being;
  2. Demonstrate and apply advanced knowledge, skills and attitudes for culturally safe engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and;
  3. Propose strategies to address disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians that the student identifies through critical interpretation of data.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours of seminars and flexible online learning per week

Prerequisites

None.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.


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