Indigenous Health: Contemporary Issues PG (11478.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Midwifery||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn completion of the unit, students will be able to:
1. 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
As students of the University you will develop the qualities of critical thinking, curiosity and reflective practice. Students will use foresight, initiative and leadership, and be open to alternative perspectives. As graduates, you will continue to learn and thrive in environments of complexity, ambiguity, and change.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Winter Term||30 May 2023||Flexible||Dr Holly Northam|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Winter Term||27 May 2024||Flexible||Mrs Kai Hodgkin|
There is no set text for this course. Instead a reading list and Indigenous led material that helps contextualise the learning are avaiable on the UCLearn course. A highly recommended text is:
Best, O. & Fredericks, B. (Editors) (2021). 3rd ed. Yatdjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing and midwifery care. Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press
This text is available in hard copy and online via the UC library.
APA 7th Edition is the required referencing for this unit. We reocommend the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Edition(2020) as a useful guide for scholarly writing and referencing. https://apastyle.apa.org/products/publication-manual-7th-edition
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
All assessment items must be attempted to pass this unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are required to attend all tutorials.
Required IT skills
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn (Canvas) teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
The Client Services Division provides campus IT networks for the University, including computers and networked information resources for student use. For students needing help with basic IT skills, training courses are offered by the Client Services Division and some Faculty Resource Centres to help students start using the University online services. For more information please contact the Helpdesk on 6201 5500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Library is also an excellent resource for IT skills related to information searching.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Postgraduate studies are complex and require balancing in-depth studies, paid work, and life balance. If you have any issues during the course of this unit, please contact the Unit Convenor as early as possible to assist in resolving these issues.
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