Introduces students to stories of healing from western, eastern, classical and contemporary Indigenous perspectives. Diverse healing practices and philosophies are explored in relation to illness, disease, health and well-being in historical and contemporary contexts.
Topic 1: Historical concepts of healing
Topic 2: The role of cultural safety in healing
Topic 3: Healing in ancient cultures
Topic 4: The Western world's contribution to healing
Topic 5: Herbalism - The oldest tradition
Topic 6: Women and healing
Topic 7: Healing traditions and practices of non-Western cultures
Topic 8: Synergy in healing
Topic 9: Indigenous Australian healing
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate knowledge of histories of healing across cultures||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Cultural competence|
|2||describe relationships between health as a holistic experience, and diverse cultural healing practice(s)||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Cultural competence|
|3||analyse the process of deepening self-knowledge and concepts of identity||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Cultural competence|
|4||critically evaluate the learning processes required in transformation in healing practice.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Cultural competence|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Tutorial online 2 hours (12 weeks)|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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