Courses & Units

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellbeing HGA246

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney, Hobart

Introduction

This unit explores how historical, cultural and social elements, as well as previous and contemporary policy frameworks, shape the health and wellbeing of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. Cultural safety, self-determination and collaboration are central concepts within this unit. You will have the opportunity to explore your own cultural beliefs, values and attitudes, and the influence these may have on health care with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. You will also engage in activities that strengthen self-awareness and reflection, and which promote your capacity to demonstrate sensitivity, awareness and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in the context of providing culturally safe health care. This unit will equip you to become a health professional who can advocate for improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Summary

Unit name Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellbeing
Unit code HGA246
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator Doctor Kim McLeod
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Accelerated Study Period 3 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Nursing Study Period 3 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Accelerated Study Period 3 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Nursing Study Period 3 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Accelerated Study Period 3 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Nursing Study Period 3 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Nursing Study Period 3 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Accelerated Study Period 3 On-Campus International 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
Nursing Study Period 3 29/8/2022 15/9/2022 9/10/2022 20/11/2022
Accelerated Study Period 3 12/9/2022 5/10/2022 27/10/2022 11/12/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the historical, social and cultural determinants of health as they relate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Discuss the health services, workforce, policy and political issues that impact on health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Reflect upon your own cultural beliefs, values and attitudes, and the influence these may have on providing health care with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Distinguish and analyse how to provide culturally safe health care for and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples at individual and organisational levels
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully in a professional manner and adhere to academic written requirements.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090301 $1,828.00 $858.00 not applicable $2,615.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Admission to: 53H, 53I, H3N, H3O, M7C, M7D, M7G

Mutual Exclusions

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

CNA156 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Well Being

Teaching

AssessmentTest or quiz (10%)|Report (40%)|Reflection (50%)
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Textbooks

Required

N/A

Recommended

Texts

Best, O. (2017). ‘Yatdjuligin’ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care. CUP. (e-book).  

Dudgeon, P., Milroy, H., Walker, R. (2014). 'Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice. (ebook). 

Taylor, K. (2019). Health care and indigenous Australians: Cultural safety in practice, Red Globe Press.  

 Wepa, D. (2015). Cultural Safety in Aotearoa New Zealand 2nd Ed. [ebook] 

Taylor, K. (2019). Health care and indigenous Australians: Cultural safety in practice. Red Globe Press.  

Fogarty, W. et al. (2018). Deficit discourse and strengths-based approaches: changing the narrative of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing. [ebook] 

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