- Class Number 3857
- Term Code 3230
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Stewart Sutherland
- Amanda Wingett
- Dr Stewart Sutherland
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 21/02/2022
- Class End Date 27/05/2022
- Census Date 31/03/2022
- Last Date to Enrol 28/02/2022
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.
Recommended student system requirements
ANU courses commonly use a number of online resources and activities including:
- video material, similar to YouTube, for lectures and other instruction
- two-way video conferencing for interactive learning
- email and other messaging tools for communication
- interactive web apps for formative and collaborative activities
- print and photo/scan for handwritten work
- home-based assessment.
To fully participate in ANU learning, students need:
- A computer or laptop. Mobile devices may work well but in some situations a computer/laptop may be more appropriate.
- Speakers and a microphone (e.g. headset)
- Reliable, stable internet connection. Broadband recommended. If using a mobile network or wi-fi then check performance is adequate.
- Suitable location with minimal interruptions and adequate privacy for classes and assessments.
- Printing, and photo/scanning equipment
For more information please see https://www.anu.edu.au/students/systems/recommended-student-system-requirements
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
The course has been structured to accommodate online attendance. Many lectures will be pre-recorded and available via Wattle. Students should be aware that some content from any 'live' lectures may not be recorded due to the cultural sensitivity of materials, therefore students attendance is encouraged. Both on-campus (face-to-face) and online (zoom) seminar / tutorial sessions will be offered. This may need to be altered depending on COVID-19 restrictions.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||This course is delivered using lectures and tutorials. Lecture topics will be addressed in the following weeks tutorial. For example Week 1: Lectures followed by Week 2: Tutorials.|
|2||Theme 1: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pre- and post-colonization history – sociocultural determinants of health/ Social and Emotional Wellbeing (LO 1) Weeks 1-4 (indicative topics)|
|3||Theme 2: Structural determinants of discrimination and inequality in health delivery (LO 2-3) Weeks 5-8 (indicative topics)|
|4||Theme 3: Evidence based practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health delivery (LO 4-5) Weeks 9-12 (indicative topics)|
Tutorials are capped at 25 people, once this cap has been reached that tutorial session will close. A minimum number of 15 students per tutorial will also apply, if tutorials do not reach this number we may not run that session.
|Assessment task||Value||Learning Outcomes|
|Online Weekly Quizzes||10 %||1,2,3,4|
|Personal Reflection Portfolio||15 %||1,2,3|
|Cohort Assessment Choice||20 %||1,2,3,4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
- Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure
- Special Assessment Consideration Policy and General Information
- Student Surveys and Evaluations
- Deferred Examinations
- Student Complaint Resolution Policy and Procedure
The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Integrity . In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.
Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Some content will not be recorded due to their culturally sensitive nature, therefore students are strongly encouraged to attend all 'live' sessions. Participation contributes to the course assessment, of 15% of the whole course mark. These marks are based on how well you contribute to the unit. Students are required to demonstrate that they are culturally competent and culturally safe. Actively participating in class discussion, asking questions and giving an Acknowledgement to Country will all count towards this grade.
Please note, that where a date range is used in the Assessment Summary in relation to exams, the due date and return date for a mid-semester exam indicates the approximate timeframe in which the exam will be held; the due and return date for end of semester exams indicate the start of the end of semester exam period and the date official end of Semester results are released on ISIS. Students should consult the course wattle site and the ANU final examination timetable to confirm the date, time and venue of the exam.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Online Weekly Quizzes
Details: The Quizzes will be posted on the course WATTLE site. They are designed to give students feedback on their comprehension of the topics and issues covered in the course. It will cover the principles and key ideas discussed in the readings, resources, lectures and tutorials about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's health.
Task: Non-completion in any week will lead to a mark of zero for that week in which the quiz is not completed; if a student completes none of the quizzes they will receive zero for this assessment item.
Weight: 10%. (combined total)
Duration: Students will have 15 minutes to complete the quizzes, once it is started.
Release date: The quizzes will take place in each teaching week (2-9, 11 & 12 inclusive). The quizzes will become available on Wattle one hour after the scheduled end time of classes (time to be confirmed in class).
Due date: All quizzes must be completed by 4:59pm Sundays following the weekly class. Please note that unless there are genuinely exceptional circumstances, extensions will not be granted to the time period in which the quiz may be completed, resulting in a mark of zero for that week.
Feedback due: Every effort will be made to have results available on Wattle immediately or soon after the quiz closing (ie. after 4:59pm Sundays); in all other cases feedback will be provided the following week in class.
Other requirements: Please note that there are occasionally IT issues that affect the functioning of particular quizzes or of Wattle generally. This will be considered by the Course Convener throughout.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
Personal Reflection Portfolio
Details: The Reflection Portfolio is a personal document that aids reflection and development of your thoughts and understanding of the content. Students are required to reflect on the three allocated topics. Submissions should be dialogue rather than statements, demonstrating analytical, critical and reflective thinking, with an academic tone. Reflections should be personal and give examples to demonstrate an understanding of the topic.
Task: Non-completion will result in a mark of 0/5 for any week which is not completed; if a student completes none of the reflections they will receive 0/15 for this assessment item.
Word limit: Each submission will be 250 words ( +10%, as per ANU policy).
Weight: 15% (total). Each submission will account for 5% of the final mark, consisting of three separate submissions.
Release date: Submission links will be available in Wattle in the week of submission due date.
Due date: Each reflection must be submitted during the topic week via WATTLE. Late submissions (without an approved extension), are permitted within one week of the submission date, although late penalties will apply as per ANU policy.
Estimated return date: Every effort will be made to release the marking within 2 weeks after submission.
Other requirements: As a written assessment, students must comply with principles of academic integrity, including appropriate referencing. Please refer to Wattle for details on referencing for this assessment.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Cohort Assessment Choice
Task: This assessment piece will be chosen by consensus of the cohort during week one. Students have the choice of undertaking Option A or Option B, noting that the whole cohort will be completing the same assessment.
Key dates: Release date, due date, and return date will be advised after cohort choice has been finalised.
Option A - Written Assignment
Details: Students will be expected to submit a written assessment on a topic to be provided. The goal will be for students to undertake independent research, using appropriate sources, and formulate a clear argument to the question.
Word limit: 1,500 words ( +10%, as per ANU policy).
Late submissions (without an extension), are permitted although late penalties will apply as per ANU policy.
Other requirements: As a written assessment, students must comply with principles of academic integrity, including appropriate referencing, using APA.
Option B - Group Presentation
Details: Presentation requirements: Students will be allocated into groups of 4-5 from within your seminar class to investigate and deliver a presentation, on a topic to be provided by the Course Coordinator.
Duration: Individuals will be allocated 5 minutes each (plus 5 minutes question time).
Late submissions (without an approved extension) are not permitted. Failure to submit assessment will result in a mark of zero.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
The exam will be an individual, written assessment with online submission worth 40% of your overall mark. Specific details will be confirmed on WATTLE.
The date range indicates the start of the end of semester exam period and the date official end of semester results are released on ISIS. Please check the course Wattle site and the ANU final Examination Timetable http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/assessments-exams/examination-timetable to confirm the date, time and location of the exam.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1
Some content will not be recorded due to their culturally sensitive nature, therefore students are strongly encouraged to attend all 'live' sessions.
5a, Participation contributes to the course assessment, of 10% of the whole course mark. These marks are based on how well you contribute to the unit. Students are required to demonstrate that they are culturally competent and culturally safe. Actively participating in class discussion and asking questions.
5b, Acknowledgement to Country (5%) will all count towards this grade. An Acknowledgement of Country is an opportunity for anyone to show respect for Traditional Owners and the continuing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Country. Student's will be required to give an Acknowledgement of Country, spaces will be available for this to occur during lectures and tutorial. Students who are not able (for good reason) to present in class will be able to recorded their Acknowledgement of Country.
Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.
The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.
The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.
You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded. This applies to assessment tasks 1, 2 and 4.
- Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for weekly quizzes or take-home examinations.
Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Assignments will be returned via Wattle.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Resubmission of Assignments
Resubmission is permitted on some assessment items. See Wattle Assessments for details.
Distribution of grades policy
Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.
Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
Support for students
The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
- ANU Health, safety & wellbeing for medical services, counselling, mental health and spiritual support
- ANU Diversity and inclusion for students with a disability or ongoing or chronic illness
- ANU Dean of Students for confidential, impartial advice and help to resolve problems between students and the academic or administrative areas of the University
- ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre supports you make your own decisions about how you learn and manage your workload.
- ANU Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University student community.
- ANUSA supports and represents undergraduate and ANU College students
- PARSA supports and represents postgraduate and research students
Dr Stewart Sutherland
Dr Stewart Sutherland