Courses & Units

Indigenous Australian Health and Well Being HAB313

Launceston

Note:

Available to Nursing and Health Science students as an elective.

Introduction

Statistics consistently show that Aboriginal mortality rates far exceed those of setter-Australians, indeed some 50% of Aboriginal Australians die before they reach the age of 50. This unit explores the reasons for this situation, taking a social determinants approach that interrogates the socio-economic, cultural and political factors that impact on Aborigines' health status. The unit examines pre-contact health in Australia and comparable settler contexts, and considers the effectiveness of contemporary policies, programs and practices that are intended to improve Aboriginal health outcomes.

Summary

Unit name Indigenous Australian Health and Well Being
Unit code HAB313
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages
Teaching staff

Dr Wendy Aitken

Level Advanced
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 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,561.00 090311

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On campus: 1 x 1 hour lecture weekly, and 1 x 1.5 hour tutorial weekly

Off campus: online

Assessment

1000-word essay (15%), discussion participation (10%), 2500-word essay (35%), 2-hour exam (40%)

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Textbooks

Required

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