Raises understanding of Indigenous health issues, including the impact of lifestyle disease, restricted access to services, and health literacy. Awareness of best-practice indigenous healthcare strategies will be elevated through discussion, critical analysis, and service planning exercises. The value of participatory-action research in Indigenous healthcare settings will also be discussed.
Topic 1: Alternative (Indigenous and Non-Indigenous) conceptions of health and health care
Topic 2: Importance of cultural knowledge for treatment and care-planning
Topic 3: The importance of placing health literacy at the centre of primary healthcare strategies
Topic 4: The principles and practices of Participatory-Action Research (PAR)
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 an understanding of cultural competent healthcare for Indigenous people.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Cultural competence|
|2||develop primary health and health literacy strategies that incorporate Indigenous conceptions of health and health care.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Cultural competence|
|3||discuss how participatory-action research enhances service-provision and health outcomes for Indigenous people.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Cultural competence|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Tutorial online 3 hours (7 weeks)|
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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