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Unit description

Contextualises the role of the midwife and primary health care from the Australian and global healthcare perspective including historical, socio-political, culture influences and the social determinates of health. Students explore fundamental frameworks for evidence-informed, culturally competent and appropriate midwifery care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Unit content

  • History of health provision from an Australian and global perspective
  • Philosophy, principles and strategies of primary health care including social determinants of health (Australian and global)
  • Health beliefs, systems and practices and midwifery care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
  • Principles of cultural competence and philosophy of midwifery

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1outline the history of health provision from an Australian and global perspective
2describe how the philosophy, principles and strategies of primary health care apply to a woman and her family from an Australian and global healthcare perspective
3outline differing health beliefs, systems and practices as well as issues and barriers which impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
4discuss the principles of cultural safety when interacting with childbearing women, their families and other health professionals in ways that are consistent with the philosophy of midwifery
5identify and describe key social determinants of health including culture and ethnicity and the relevance of this to wellbeing, health and illness.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. outline the history of health provision from an Australian and global perspective
  2. describe how the philosophy, principles and strategies of primary health care apply to a woman and her family from an Australian and global healthcare perspective
  3. outline differing health beliefs, systems and practices as well as issues and barriers which impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  4. discuss the principles of cultural safety when interacting with childbearing women, their families and other health professionals in ways that are consistent with the philosophy of midwifery
  5. identify and describe key social determinants of health including culture and ethnicity and the relevance of this to wellbeing, health and illness.

Teaching and assessment

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