In this course students will develop an understanding of the health issues confronting Australian Indigenous peoples in the 21st century, and their basis in Aboriginal and Torres Strain Islander post-colonization history. Students will learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strain Islander history and its impact on community, culture and health, as well as develop competencies in research and ethics in this field.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain the impact of Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander post-colonization history on Indigenous culture, and the subsequent impact on prevention, definition, diagnosis & treatment of illness.
- Identify and describe features of overt, subtle & structural discrimination in interactions between patients, health professionals and systems.
- Evaluate the strengths and limitations of available data as key indicators of Indigenous health.
- Identify and analyse community-wide approaches to prevention, and key features of effective Indigenous health promotion & general practice programs.
- Outline and explain key principles in development of collaborative and ethical relationships with Indigenous peoples, including the significance of partnership and ownership in development of research methodologies.
Assessment will be based on:
- Personal portfolio items (15%) (LO1-4)
- Group portfolio item (5%) (LO2-4)
- 3x online assessment tasks - weeks 4 (Theme 1), 7 (Theme 2) and 10 (Theme 3) (30%) (LO1-5)
- One 2 hour examination (50%) (LO1-5)
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Workload2x face-to face sessions / week, plus 1x two-hour on-line / interactive session each week; weekly small group work
Prescribed TextsIndigenous Australians and Health: The Wombat in the Room. Ron Hampton and Maree Toombs (Eds) Oxford University Press 2013.
Preliminary ReadingTo be advised
To be advised
Assumed KnowledgeBasic knowledge of Aboriginal and Australian history. Ability to carry out literature searches across interdisciplinary databases. Ability to summarise and integrate information from different resources, and in different formats. Sound understanding of statistics and statistical methods.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4128||24 Feb 2020||02 Mar 2020||31 Mar 2020||29 May 2020||In Person||N/A|