Courses & Units

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellbeing HGA246

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast, Rozelle - Sydney

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
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator

Dr. Kim McLeod

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Nursing Study Period 3 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Nursing Study Period 3 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Nursing Study Period 3 On-Campus Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Nursing 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
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021
Nursing Study Period 3 20/9/2021 6/10/2021 31/10/2021 10/12/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the historical, social and cultural determinants of health as they relate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  2. Discuss the health services, workforce, policy and political issues that impact on health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  3. 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.
  4. Distinguish and analyse how to provide culturally safe health care for and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples at individual and organisational levels.
  5. Communicate effectively and respectfully in a professional manner and adhere to academic written requirements.

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090301 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,615.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Admission to Bachelor of Nursing Science, Bachelor of Paramedic Practice, Diploma of University Studies (Health), or Bachelor of Health Science.

Mutual Exclusions

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

CNA156 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Well Being

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Independent learning and block teaching.

Assessment

Task 1: Online quizzes, 3 x 10 questions (10%)

Task 2: Report, 1200 words (40%)

Task 3: Reflective essay, 1500 words (50%)

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Textbooks

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