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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellbeing HGA246

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 Mr Duncan Robinson
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania

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 Nursing Study Period 3 On-Campus 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 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023
Nursing Study Period 3 18/9/2023 9/10/2023 30/10/2023 10/12/2023

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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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
$1,892.00 $888.00 not applicable $2,746.00

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Admission to: 53G, 53H, 53I, H3N, H3O

Teaching

AssessmentOnline Quizzes (10%)|Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service Report (40%)|Reflective Essay (50%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

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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