Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course will explore the health of Indigenous Peoples throughout the colonised world including Australia, New Zealand, Africa and America. Students will explore the principles of European imperialism and its impact on the health of Indigenous Peoples as well as examine contemporary issues faced by modern society in bringing equity to Indigenous people.



  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Have acquire an understanding of the impact of European imperialism on Indigenous Health

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of Indigenous cultures and peoples

3. Acquire the foundation for future knowledge relating to the health implications of various policy on Aboriginal peoples.

4. Explore the foundations of health equity.

5. Have developed strong analytical and inquiry skills into Indigenous health practices and conditions.

6. Have increased their academic written, communication and research skills.


Students will explore the principles and issues that negatively impact on Indigenous Peoples around the Globe underlying health inequity.

Assumed knowledge

ABOR1110 or equivalent introductory Aboriginal Studies course

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study

Presentation: Presentation - Individual

Contact hours



Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 2

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.