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2013 HAB213 Indigenous Australian Health and Well Being

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HAB313


Available to Nursing and Health Science students as an elective.

This unit can be delivered on the Hobart campus with face to face tutorials depending on the number of students enrolled.

Not Offered


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.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

int: 1,000-word essay (15%), 2,000-word essay (35%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr exam (40%); ext: 1,000-word essay (20%), 2,000-word essay (40%), 2-hr exam (40%)

int: 1,000-word essay (15%), 2,500-word essay (35%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr exam (40%); ext: 1,000-word essay (20%), 2,500-word essay (40%), 2-hr exam (40%)


Int: 1 x 1 hour lecture weekly, and 1 x 1.5 hour tutorial weekly.

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H,L,W,I,N
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
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Prereq 25% at level 100 in Aboriginal Studies major or cognate if completing the major. 25% at level 100 in any discipline in any faculty if taking as an elective.

STAFF: Dr Terry Moore

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