Courses & Units

Indigenous Australian Health and Well Being HAB213

Launceston

Note:

Available to Nursing and Health Science students as an elective.

Introduction

Statistics generally indicate significant disparities between the health and well being of Indigenous people and the broader non-Indigenous population in Australia. This unit explores reasons for this situation, including a 'social determinants' approach examining socio-economic, cultural and political factors impacting upon the health status of Indigenous peoples. The unit examines 'pre-contact' Indigenous health in Australia and comparable non-Indigenous contexts, and considers the effectiveness of contemporary policies, programs and practices that aim to improve Indigenous health outcomes.

Summary

Unit name Indigenous Australian Health and Well Being
Unit code HAB213
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages
Coordinator

Teaching staff

Dr Deborah Wilson Deborah.Wilson@utas.edu.au

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 2018: $1,615.00 090311

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus: 1 x 1 hour lecture weekly, and 1 x 1 hour tutorial weekly.
Off-campus: 1 x 1 hour lecture weekly (accessed electronically) and participation in online discussion board activities.

Assessment

On-Campus students: 1000-word essay (15%), discussion participation (10%), 2000-word essay (35%), 2-hour exam (40%)
Off-Campus students: 1000-word essay (20%), 2000-word essay (40%), 2-hour exam (40%)

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Textbooks

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