Investigating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in the public health context

Description

This course will explore the different methods of assessing health and the acceptability of these approaches to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health prevention and intervention strategies will be investigated in terms of changing patterns of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

The course also will demonstrate how the disciplines of bio-statistics and economics can inform Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Availability

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Assess, analyse and communicate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population trends.

2. Communicate and engage through consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations to strengthen skills to achieve and maintain good health.

3. Promote, develop and support efficient and equitable gains by developing appropriate policy, legislation, regulation and fiscal measures.

4. Understand ethical frameworks when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

5. Engage as a professional with knowledge and skills in public health research, ethical practices, stakeholder analysis, information synthesis, effective communication and cultural safety.

Content

  • Understanding the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations and communities
  • Ethical practice in data collection
  • Historical factors impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations and communities
  • Health conditions and key health indicators of major concern to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations and communities
  • Identify and analyse government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy
  • Funding mechanisms and outcomes within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy
  • Identify the key principles of successful health surveillance including partnership, ownership, consultation and action research.

Assessment Items

Proposal / Plan: Research Proposal

Written Assignment: Research Assignment

Contact Hours

Integrated Learning Session

Online 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term