The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook

Description

This course provides an opportunity for nursing students to enhance their knowledge of historical and contemporary issues relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This course will explore the tenets of culturally competent nursing practice and its development by exploring the dynamics between Australia's historical and contemporary social and healthcare policies, and the current health status for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Discuss Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples¿ history, cultural identity, beliefs and values with a particular focus on the burden of disease.

2. Explore the relationship between Australia's history of colonisation, relevant social and healthcare policy and the multiplicity of experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples including health status and life expectancy.

3. Identify key social determinants of health and their trends for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people including access, funding, housing, employment, infrastructure and education

4. Identify and discuss ways of redressing health care inequities including the burden of illness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

5. Discuss strategies that hold the potential to improve the burden of illness and life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

6. Describe the principles of cultural competence and cultural safety in order to provide culturally competent nursing care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This must include identifying the impact of racism and effective communication strategies.

7. Examine and reflect on your personal lens and potential biases about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

8. Outline the principles of ethical research when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities


Content

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's, cultural identity, beliefs and values, health indicators; colonisation; social and healthcare policy; social determinants; and cultural competence.


Assumed knowledge

Successful completion of NURS1103, NURS1202, HUBS1406, HUBS1416


Assessment items

Quiz: On-line tutorial quizzes 30%

Project: Group Work - 30%

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 40%


Contact hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Lectorial

Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Online Activity

Online 16 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Online lecture and online tutorial

Self-Directed Learning

Online 20 hour(s) per Term Full Term