Provides students with an in-depth understanding of health: concepts, models and phases. It explores Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health past and present through investigation of the factors impacting on health status. The provision and access to health services will be explored in relation to the current health needs and outcomes.
All ABOR courses are constructed with the Wollotuka Institute's Cultural Standards Framework.
Availability2021 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2021
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Explore the concepts, phases and models of health
2. Discuss the role of the individual, family and communities in relation to health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
3. Explore health behaviours and health outcomes
4. Analyse access and provision of health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
5. Investigate key Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health topics
6. Analyse the process of colonisation and how it has impacted on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
7. Demonstrate effective communication skills through oral and written tasks
8. Promote self-evaluation of learning and the development of strategies that enhance learning outcomes
- Concepts phases and models of health
- Impact of colonisation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status
- Factors impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
- Health behaviours and health outcomes
- Family and community relationships in health and illness
- Provision and access to health services
- Culture and communication
Students need a basic understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander society equivalent to ABOR1110.
Written Assignment: Written Assisngment/Essay
Written Assignment: Written Assignment
Presentation: Presentation - Group
Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.