Health Equity for Indigenous Australians Closing the Gap

Course code ABOR3450Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsWollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies

This course is designed to provide future health service providers with a comprehensive understanding into current issues, status and policy toward bridging the gap in health inequity experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The course examines the current health inequities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in remote, rural and urban settings. Students will explore the principles underlying health inequity and policy direction as a priority of the Federal Government aim of Closing the Gap.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn completion of this course students will develop:
1. An understanding of current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health inequities and associated social disadvantages.
2. An analytical understanding of health policy and practice at a state and national level.
3. An understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services within the overall policy of access.
4. An analytical understanding of fundamental theories of poverty and ill-health.
5. A range of academic skills in relation writing, oral presentation, critical thinking, research and analysis.
ContentStudents will explore the principles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health inequities in a variety of settings, including remote, rural and urban sectors of Australia. A range of health problems including alcohol and substance misuse, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and mental health problems will be explored to highlight health policy.
Replacing Course(s)ABOR3340 - Aboriginal Health Research - 10 units
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeABOR1110 or equivalent introductory Aboriginal Studies course
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments2500 words - 40%
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesCase Study - 1500 words - 30%
Presentations - IndividualOral presentation - 15%
Written presentation - 1000 words - 15%
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term