Aboriginal Health Practices

Description

Through extensive critical analysis this course explores why Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people remain the least healthy of all Australians. The course provides a comprehensive overview of government policies that have been suggested as effective interventions for improvement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. It explores the legacy of past policies and Governments Acts and identifies the impact of specific health issues/diseases in contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander society and describes the impact of these diseases on the most vulnerable groups in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander society.

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

Availability

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse a range of government policies that have been aimed at improving the health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

2. Identify obstacles that may prevent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from improving their health status.

3. Identify specific health issues/diseases that are relevant to contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander society and the impact of these diseases on vulnerable groups

4. Explore and discuss appropriate cultural interventions pertaining to specific health issues.

5. Explore contemporary issues that effect the health of well being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

6. Demonstrate effective communication skills.

7. Explore concepts of group dynamics.

8. Promote self-evaluation of learning and the development of strategies that enhance learning outcomes.

Content

  • Government policies that have been put in place to improve the health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Use of and access to health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Culturally appropriate resources regarding health issues.
  • Impact of racism in relation to the health and well being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Specific health issues/diseases related to specific populations.
  • Culturally appropriate intervention strategies for specific health problems.
  • Contemporary issues that effect the health and well being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Concepts of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health - relationship and role of governments, government policies and Australian based companies.

Assumed Knowledge

Students need a basic understanding of Aboriginal society equivalent to ABOR1110

Assessment Items

Online Learning Activity: Online Learning Activities

Written Assignment: Written Assessment

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