Courses & Units

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Well Being CNA156

Hobart, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney


This unit explores how historical, cultural and social elements and policy frameworks have shaped 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 Australians. 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 culture in the context of providing culturally safe health care. This unit will equip you to become a health service provider who can advocate for improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Unit name Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Well Being
Unit code CNA156
Credit points 6.25
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing|Sociology and Criminology
Teaching staff

Dr Kim McLeod

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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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

* 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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Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060301 $246.00 $246.00 not applicable $1,307.50

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Teaching Pattern

4 x 1 hour online lectures3 x 2 hour on-campus workshops


In-class multiple choice quiz: 30%
Reflective essay (1,200 words): 70%

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