• 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
  • Course convener
    • Dr Stewart Sutherland
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in 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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. 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.
  2. Identify and describe features of overt, subtle & structural discrimination in interactions between patients, health professionals and systems.
  3. Evaluate the strengths and limitations of available data as key indicators of Indigenous health.
  4. Identify and analyse community-wide approaches to prevention, and key features of effective Indigenous health promotion & general practice programs.
  5. 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.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Personal portfolio item (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Group assignments and oral presentation (40) [LO 2,3,4]
  3. 3x online assessment tasks (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

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.

Inherent Requirements

To be determined

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 48 units towards a degree.

Prescribed Texts

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 Reading

To be advised

Assumed Knowledge

Basic 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. 

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4200
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $6000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

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

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