Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast, Rozelle - Sydney
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|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
Dr. Kim McLeod
|Available as student elective?||No|
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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.
Admission to Bachelor of Nursing Science, Bachelor of Paramedic Practice, Diploma of University Studies (Health), or Bachelor of Health Science.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
CNA156 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Well Being
Independent learning and block teaching.
Task 1: Online quizzes, 3 x 10 questions (10%)
Task 2: Report, 1200 words (40%)
Task 3: Reflective essay, 1500 words (50%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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