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 different backgrounds.
- History of health provision from an Australian and global perspective
- Philosophy, principles and strategies of primary health care (Australian & global)
- Health beliefs, systems & practices and midwifery care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other culturally & linguistically diverse Australians
- Principles of cultural competence & philosophy of midwifery
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||outline the history of health provision from an Australian and global perspective||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||Knowledge of a discipline||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 different backgrounds||Knowledge of a discipline||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||Ethical practice|
- Best, O, & Fredericks, B (Ed.) , 2017, Yatdjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care, 2nd edn, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne.
- Guzys, D, Brown, R, Halcomb, E, Whitehead, D, 2017, An Introduction to Community and Primary Health Care, 2nd edn, Cambridge University Press , Melbourne.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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