Indigenous Health: Contemporary Issues PG (11478.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|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 - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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 - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
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|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||30 May 2022||Flexible||Mrs Kai Hodgkin|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||30 May 2023||Flexible||Mrs Kai Hodgkin|
There is no set text for this course. Instead a reading list is supplied on the UCLearn course website encompassing mainly peer reviewed journal articles as well as up to date reports. For background (especially in the nursing context), students may wish to utilise:
Best, O. & Fredericks, B. (Editors) (2018). 2nd ed. Yatdjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing and midwifery care. Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press
This text is available online via the UC library.
Other recommended readings:
Australians for Native Title & Reconciliation (2007). Success stories in Indigenous health: A showcase of successful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health projects. Sydney: Australians for Native Title & Reconciliation. Available at https://antar.org.au/sites/default/files/successstories.pdf
Axelsson, P., Kukutai, T., & Kippen, R. (2016). The field of Indigenous health and the role of colonisation and history. Journal of Population Research, 33(1), 1-7
Dudgeon P., Walker R., Scrine C., Shepherd C. C. J., Calma T. & Ring I. (2014). Effective strategies to strengthen the mental health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Issues paper no. 12. Produced for the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare & Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies
Eckerman, A., Dowd, T., Chong, E., Nixon, L., Gray, R., & Johnson, S. (2010). Binan goonj: Bridging cultures in Aboriginal health (3rd ed.). Sydney, Australia: Elsevier
Hunt, J. (2013). Engaging with Indigenous Australia—exploring the conditions for effective relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Issues paper no. 5. Produced for the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare & Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies
Paradies, Y. (2016). Colonisation, racism and indigenous health. Journal of Population Research, 33(1), 83-96
Pascoe, B. (2018). Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture. Broome, Australia: Magabala Books
Price, K. (Ed.), (2015) Knowledge of life: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia (pp. 141-151), Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
Taylor, K. & Thompson Guerin, P. (2019) 3rd ed. Health Care and Indigenous Australians - cultural safety in practice. London: Red Globe Pres
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 email@example.com. 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.
- Winter Term, 2022, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (205132)
- Winter Term, 2021, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (201218)
- Winter Term, 2020, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (194850)
- Physio Non Standard Period 1, 2020, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (198730)
- Winter Term, 2019, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (190664)