Gold CoastN/ASession 1
OnlineSession 1Session 1

Unit description

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.

Unit content

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)

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)


Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours/week (10 weeks)

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Fee information


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