• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code HEIN-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Health and Indigenous Australia Specialisation

The health of Indigenous Australians remains significantly worse than that of non-Indigenous Australians.  The health and Indigenous Australia specialisation of the Master of Culture, Health, and Medicine explores the social, cultural, political, and economic foundations of this health gap in Indigenous Australia.

Specialists from the University’s College of Arts and Social Sciences and College of Medicine, Biology and Environment will equip you with critical research tools and an in-depth understanding of medical anthropology in the context of Indigenous policy and development in Australia.

Career opportunities

This specialisation will advance your career in health and Indigenous issues in government, non-government and Indigenous organisations, or as an independent consultant, health practitioner or researcher.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. articulate a critical understanding of the historical, cultural, political and physical factors that frame Indigenous health and well-being;
  2. engage in high-level debate about contemporary policy and practice in relation to Indigenous health and well-being; and
  3. synthesise literature, research and testimony, using a range of advanced methodologies and tools, across the disciplines engaged in Indigenous studies.
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
INDG8004 Australian Indigenous Policy 6
CHMD8009 Anthropological Approaches to Health Interventions 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ANTH6005 Traditional Australian Indigenous Cultures, Societies and Environment 6
ANTH8007 Key Concepts in Anthropology of Development 6
ANTH8014 Mining, Community and Society 6
CHMD8019 Culture, Health, Medicine Internship 6
CHMD8020 The Future of Food and Human Health 6
INDG8001 Australian Indigenous Development 6
INDG8002 Australian Indigenous Development (Advanced) 12
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