Aboriginal Health Past and Present

Description

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.

Availability

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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

Assumed Knowledge

Students need a basic understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander society equivalent to ABOR1110.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Written Assisngment/Essay

Written Assignment: Written Assignment

Presentation: Presentation - Group

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term