Examines chronic disease within Indigenous Australian populations. Introduces students to principles of chronic care, focussing on primary care and prevention. Supporting self-management of chronic conditions is explored. The importance of providing culturally competent services and developing positive therapeutic relationships is discussed.
Topic 1: The antecedents to the high prevalence of chronic conditions within Indigenous populations
Topic 2: The role of primary care providers in prevention, screening, assessment, treatment and referral for Indigenous clients
Topic 3: Provision of accessible and culturally competent chronic care; inclusion of family networks
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||integrate the impact of historical events with culturally focussed care models to promote preventative and primary care approaches to chronic disease for Indigenous Australians||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||analyse and evaluate effective and appropriate models of chronic care that acknowledge and address the diversity of needs for Indigenous individuals, families and communities||Intellectual rigour||Cultural competence|
|3||formulate and apply principles of self-management and ‘shared care’ into chronic care models for Indigenous peoples, across health care teams that incorporate both mainstream health services and Aboriginal Controlled Medical Services.||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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