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.
|Unit name||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellbeing|
|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|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Nursing Study Period 3||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|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Nursing Study Period 3||18/9/2023||9/10/2023||30/10/2023||10/12/2023|
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- 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 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
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.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesAdmission to: 53G, 53H, 53I, H3N, H3O
|Assessment||Online Quizzes (10%)|Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service Report (40%)|Reflective Essay (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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]
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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