|Course code ABOR2500||Units 10||Level 2000||Faculty of Education and ArtsWollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies|
This course develops the students' cultural awareness and sensitivity to Indigenous people, their culture and spiritual practices; particularly practices associated with childbearing and family. Students will develop an understanding of the socio-historical context of Indigenous people with particular emphasis on the Hunter New England region. The stolen generation and its ongoing legacy will be explored. The way in which health services have been offered to Indigenous people will be outlined. Indigenous understandings of women's business about birthing and mothering and the role of men in families will be explored. The way that western health services and health professionals currently relate to Indigenous women will be discussed. Culturally appropriate birthing services will be considered. The aim is that midwives will learn to work in a capacity-building, culturally inclusive partnership with Indigenous women, their families, and communities during pre-conception, pregnancy, birth and the first 6 weeks postnatal.
This course provides cross-cultural understanding in an Indigenous context and fits the University's commitment to Indigenisation of curriculum and graduate attributes.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||On the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:|
1. Ensure that midwifery practice is woman-centred, culturally inclusive and safe.
2. Base midwifery practice on ethical decision-making in an Indigenous cultural environment.
3. Function in accordance with legislation and common law affecting midwifery practice.
4. Integrate knowledge from psychophysiology and related research to understand best practice in maternity care in an Indigenous appropriate practice across the following contexts:
a. Preconception and conception
d. Postnatal and Infant nutrition
|Content||- Indigenous history and cultural diversity (pre and post-colonial)|
- Indigenous Women’s business and western maternity services
- Health Disparities between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Childbearing Families
- Cultural safety in relation to Indigenous childbearing
|Transition||No transitional arrangements required as this course is a new course in the new Midwifery Program|
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning|
|Contact Hours||Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks|
Integrated Learning: for 16 hour(s) per Term for 4 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for ABOR2500|