2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019
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 on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)|
|Structured online learning 2 hours/week (10 weeks)|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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