Aboriginal Health Past and Present

Course code ABOR2440Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsWollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies

Provides students with an in-depth understanding of health: concepts, models and phases. It explores Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health past and present through investigation of the factors impacting on health status. The provision and access to health services will be explored in relation to the current health needs and outcomes.

All ABOR courses are constructed with the Wollotuka Institute's Cultural Standards Framework.

Available in 2015

On-Line from CallaghanSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Explore the concepts, phases and models of health
2. Discuss the role of the individual, family and communities in relation to health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
3. Explore health behaviours and health outcomes
4. Analyse access and provision of health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
5. Investigate key Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health topics
6. Analyse the process of colonisation and how it has impacted on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
7. Demonstrate effective communication skills through oral and written tasks
8. Promote self-evaluation of learning and the development of strategies that enhance learning outcomes
Content* Concepts phases and models of health
* Impact of colonisation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status
* Factors impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
* Health behaviours and health outcomes
* Family and community relationships in health and illness
* Provision and access to health services
* Culture and communication
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents need a basic understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander society equivalent to ABOR1110.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Lecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten Assessment 2000 words
Other: (please specify)Written Assessment 3000 words
Presentations - GroupGroup Presentation - 2000 word equivalent
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ABOR2440