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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Well Being CNA156


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. Diversity, self-determination and collaboration are central concepts within this unit. Students will have the opportunity to explore the influence of worldviews on perspectives, attitudes, assumptions, beliefs & behaviours. They will also engage in activities that strengthen self-awareness and reflection, and which promote their capacity to demonstrate sensitivity, awareness and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in the context of providing culturally competent nursing care


Unit name Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Well Being
Unit code CNA156
Credit points 6.25
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline School for Health Sciences|Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator Dr Kim McLeod
Teaching staff

Dr Kim McLeod

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

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


On-line discussion and summary paper  50%, 1000 reflective essay  50%,

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