Indigenous Health: Contemporary Issues (7434.4)
|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 Nursing||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomes1. Critically reflect on historical and contemporary issues affecting the relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians
2. Develop knowledge, skills and attitudes for positive engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as they receive healthcare
3. Interpret and analyse rudimentary healthcare data for of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Australians
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
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|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||01 June 2021||Flexible||Ms Ella Kurz|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Ms Naomi Mahon|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||30 May 2022||Flexible||Ms Rebekah Bowman|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Rhonda Wilson|
Best, O. & Fredericks, B. (Editors) (2018). 2nd ed. Yatdjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing and midwifery care. Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press
Taylor, K. & Thompson Guerin, P. (2019) 3rd ed. Health Care and Indigenous Australians - cultural safety in practice. London: Red Globe Press
Yunkaporta, T. (2019). Sandtalk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World. Melbourne, Australia: Text Publishing
Recommended text for referencing assessments:
VandenBos, G.R.(Ed.). (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Students can apply for an extension to the submission due date for an assessment item through extenuating, evidenced circumstances (specific details are found in the Assessment Procedures).
Extensions must be applied for before the due date. Documentary evidence (e.g. medical certificate) will be expected for an extension to be granted, however this will not guarantee that the application will be successful. The Unit Convener or relevant Program Director will decide whether to grant an extension and the length of the extension.
An Assignment Extension Form is available from the Student Forms page.
Students must submit the request for extenuating circumstances to the Unit Convener at the earliest possible opportunity, no later than 5 working days before the scheduled due date of the assessment.
Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result in a penalty of 5% reduced marks from the total available per calendar day late. An assessment submitted over 7 days late without an extension will not be accepted.
For deferred examinations and deferred OSCE/OSCA, applications (together with any supporting evidence and a declaration by the student affirming that they have no knowledge of the content of the initial examination) must be lodged within 3 days of the scheduled examinations.
Intra-semester deferred examination and OSCE/OSCA deferral applications must be sent directly to the Unit Convener. Final exam deferral applications must be sent directly to the Timetabling and Examinations Office.
All units undergo internal moderation procedures to review assessments, content, learning outcomes and structure. Marking standardisation techniques are used to ensure that different markers within the unit can achieve maximum agreement across grade bands using samples of randomly selected student work.
1. All assessment activities which result in grades of High Distinction (85% or more) will be marked by two different assessors.
2. All assessment activities which result in a Fail (NX) grade of (45-49%) will be blind marked by two different assessors.
3. All assessment activities which result in grades less than 45% will be marked by one assessor.
4. Any failed piece of assessment that leads to an overall fail grade for the unit will be marked by a second assessor.
There are no face to face seminars for this unit. Instead, students will be expected to work through online content each week and attend tutorials (either face to face or through the virtual classroom).
Required IT skills
Use of 'Word' and Powerpoint presentation software