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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1outline the history of health provision from an Australian and global perspectiveCultural competence
2describe how the philosophy, principles and strategies of primary health care apply to a woman and her family from an Australian and global healthcare perspectiveKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
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 backgroundsKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
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 midwiferyEthical practice
5identify and describe key social determinants of health including culture and ethnicity and the relevance of this to wellbeing, health and illness.Knowledge of a disciplineCultural competence

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

  1. outline the history of health provision from an Australian and global perspective
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  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
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  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
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  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
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  5. identify and describe key social determinants of health including culture and ethnicity and the relevance of this to wellbeing, health and illness.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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