- Code HLTH3001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Medical School
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Health Science
- Areas of interest Anthropology, Indigenous Australian Studies, Medicine, Health
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Stewart Sutherland
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2020
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In this course students will develop an understanding of the health issues confronting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 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.
Upon successful completion, 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.
- Personal portfolio item (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Group assignments and oral presentation (40) [LO 2,3,4]
- 3x online assessment tasks (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- 2 x face-to face sessions per week (1 x 2 hour lecture plus 1 x 2 hour tutorial), plus 1 x 2 hour on-line/interactive session each week plus weekly small group work
- Approximately 58 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, presentations and other assessment tasks.
To be determined
Requisite and Incompatibility
Social Determinants of Indigenous Health; Bronwyn Carson, Terry Dunbar, Richard D Chenhall and Ross Barlie (2007)
The 2nd Edition of Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice (eds Pat Dudgeon, Helen Milroy and Roz Walker). Free Online
Preliminary ReadingTo 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||08 May 2020||05 Jun 2020||In Person||N/A|